I Survived Hurricane Katrina, 2005 Resource Set

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I Survived Hurricane Katrina, 2005 by Lauren Tarshis

When Barry Tucker awoke on the morning of August 28, 2005, he never expected a hurricane like Katrina. But when the most devastating hurricane of the century hits New Orleans, he and his family are subjected to one catastrophe after another. Like all of the books in the I Survived Series, this chapter book is the perfect blend of fact and fiction. The author’s sequencing of events creates a fast-paced historical fiction that students will enjoy reading, making it a smart choice for mini-lessons focused on sequence of events and conflict and resolution.

Teach with I Survived Hurricane Katrina, 2005 by Lauren Tarshis

This Book Club Super Pack includes a Common Core aligned lesson plan and set of resources designed to support small group reading instruction.

Get everything you need to run a successful Book Club using I Survived Hurricane Katrina, 2005 by Lauren Tarshis:

  • Interactive Lesson Plan for 5 Book Club Meetings Focusing on Sequence of Events
  • Chapter by Chapter Discussion Guide
  • Chapter by Chapter Vocabulary Guide
  • Book Club Calendar
  • Conversation Prompts
  • Expectations for Book Club Anchor Chart / Student Reference Sheet
  • Student Self-Evaluation Forms
  • Running Record Assessment Tool
  • Student Reading Response Guide
  • Comprehension Assessment Rubric
  • Common Core State Standard Assessment
  • Bonus: Suggested Mini-Lessons and Questioning Guide for use with any of the I Survived Books
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Common Core Alignment
  • Main Pack: L.4.4a L.4.5c L.4.6 RF.4.3 RF.4.4 RL.4.1 RL.4.10 RL.4.2 RL.4.3 RL.4.4 RL.4.5 RL.4.6 RL.4.7 RL.4.9 SL.4.1a SL.4.1b SL.4.1c SL.4.1d SL.4.2 SL.4.3 W.4.8 W.4.9
  • Vocabulary: L.4.4a L.4.5c L.4.6
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    I Survived Hurricane Katrina, 2005 Resource Set

    Instructional Overview

    The instructional overview includes instructional background for sequence of events, instructional objectives for each of the Book Club meetings, and a list of the materials and preparation necessary to I Survived Hurricane Katrina, 2005 Book Club.

    Book Club Management Resources

    The management resources include a Book Club Calendar, conversation prompts, Student Self-Evaluation forms, Reading Response Board (with optional Common Core alignment), and an Expectations for Book Club anchor chart.

    Meeting #1: Share Facts about Hurricanes and Introduce Tracking Sequence of Events

    Lauren Tarshis' I Survived Hurricane Katrina, 2005 pairs beautifully with a Book Club focused on sequence of events. Discussion during this first meeting centers around the storyline and the author's use of flashbacks.

    Meeting #2: Sequence of Events and Flashbacks

    Tracking sequence of events with Lauren Tarshis' I Survived Hurricane Katrina, 2005 is complicated due to the use of flashbacks. Students will practice charting the important events of the story on a Sequence of Events anchor chart to help keep the storyline in chronological order.

    Meeting #3: Sorting Out the Sequence Of Events in a Story

    Discussion for this I Survived Hurricane Katrina, 2005 Book Club focuses on plotting the beginning, rising action, and conflicts of the story on a Story Line Graph.

    Meeting #4: Major and Minor Conflicts in the Sequence of Events

    One of the ways that author, Lauren Tarshis, helps readers sort out the sequence of events in I Survived Hurricane Katrina, 2005 is to tie the major conflicts to the factual portions of the book and minor conflicts to the fictional events in the story.

    Meeting #5: Climax and Resolution as Part of a Sequence of Events in Fiction

    In this final I Survived Hurricane Katrina, 2005 Book Club, students will discuss the climax and resolution of the story and reflect on how realistic fiction helps readers understand the world.

    I Survived Hurricane Katrina, 2005 Focus Assessment and Rubric

    Use this six-question assessment to determine whether or not students understand the key concepts associated with tracking sequence of events.

    I Survived Hurricane Katrina, 2005 Common Core Assessment

    This 9 question Common Core aligned assessment can be used to determine students' overall comprehension of I Survived Hurricane Katrina, 2005 and their mastery of the Common Core State Standards.

    I Survived Hurricane Katrina, 2005 Common Core Alignment

    List of the Common Core State Standards addressed by I Survived Hurricane Katrina, 2005 Book Club Resource Set.

    I Survived Hurricane Katrina, 2005 Running Record

    Use this "done for you" Running Record to assess oral reading fluency of I Survived Hurricane Katrina, 2005. Track meaning, structure, and visual accuracy using the first 100 words of the text to determine whether or not this book is a good fit for the readers in your classroom.

    Student Resources in Spanish

    This set of Spanish student facing resources includes Book Club Management Resources for use with I Survived Hurricane Katrina, 2005 by Lauren Tarshis. These resources are intended to be used with the lesson plans included in the Resource Set for this book.

    I Survived Hurricane Katrina, 2005 Vocabulary Connections

    Before your students can fully comprehend and enjoy I Survived Hurricane Katrina, 2005, it’s helpful to introduce words that might be new to readers. Either download the I Survived Hurricane Katrina, 2005 Super Pack or this individual Vocabulary Builder for resources and activities that support Tier 2 and Tier 3 vocabulary growth through fun and productive interactions with new words.
    Common Core Alignment:

    L.4.4a L.4.5c L.4.6

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