TRUE ACCOUNT FORTY-FIVE SECONDS INSIDE A TORNADO
Building Background • A tornado is a funnel cloud that extends down to earth. • The winds of a tornado are the most violent wind on earth. • The winds can rotate at more than 200 miles per hour. • Tornadoes can travel as far as 20 miles.
Connect 2 Ur Life • What do you know about tornadoes? • How might it feel to be caught in one? • Share your ideas with a partner. • Find Ira Baden & Roy Miller picture
Key 2 the True Account • This is a true account of two men who were caught in a tornado that hit Waco, Texas.
Words 2 know • Wake n. trail • Rubble n. broken bits of something that is destroyed • Devastated v. completely destroyed • Pale adj. without much color, as if ill
Vocabulary Strategy: Prefix & Suffix • Prefix word parts added to beginning of base words. • Suffix word parts added to the end of base words.
VOCABULARY • Measurements measure + ment = act of measuring • Line 16: talked over their plan
THINK IT THROUGH • What kind of damage will the tornado cause? 114 deaths, more than 500 injuries, two square miles of rubble. • REREAD: What signs show that a storm is coming? The air is strangely heavy & still; it seems to press down on them; the sky is black. • Describe the weather on the day the tornado hits. • What details let you know this is a true account? The setting is a real time & place. The event can be proved to have happened.
VOCABULARY • Unbearably un + bear + able + ly = in a way not able to be borne. • Line 35: don’t like the looks of it • Line 37: put aside their fears • Line 47: skittered • Line 48: did somersaults
THINK IT THROUGH • What details helped you imagine the approaching tornado? raindrops flying sideways; an odd, loud, roaring noise; breaking glass; objects flying by; overwhelming wind; a force that ripped apart buildings and tore power lines loose.
VOCABULARY • Line 60: showering sparks everywhere • Line 66: glued to the railing • Line 67: plastered • LINE 78: demolish = destroyed • Line 80: level a movie theater • Line 108: cross-section drawing
THINK IT THROUGH • What are three amazing events that Baden witnesses? The men who disappear into the tornado. The buildings that are destroyed The cars that leap upward.
VOCABULARY • Line 126: downpour • Line 131: in a daze • Line 131: eyes were blank • Line 136: survivors, silently • Line 143: incredibly, untouched • Line 156: face-to-face
THINK IT THROUGH • REREAD: Why do you think the writer tells about Baden’s glasses? to demonstrate the unpredictable nature of tornadoes; to create a feeling of awe in reader.
HOMEWORK • How did Baden & Miller help others after tornado moved on? They helped to search for survivors. • What details did the writer use to help you understand the power of a tornado? The writer describes the tornado as on ‘overwhelming’ wind, a “powerful force” moving up the street, a force so strong that it glued Baden to then railing. • What one thing do you find most memorable about Baden and Miller’s account?
VISUALIZING (page 24) • Visualizing imagining how it looks • Reread lines 56-123 • Fill in the missing words • The Dennis building lost its top four floors. • The tornado ripped the walls off one building, and a man inside was sucked up into the tornado. • Cars driving down the street swerved to avoid downed power lines.
VISUALIZING (page 24) • A man who ran out of the Amicable Building was picked up and carried away by the tornado. • At the front of the Amicable Building, Roy Miller was holding on to the wall. • On the far side of the streets, cars were squashed. • On the near side of the streets, cars were not touched.
EVALUATING (page 25) • Evaluating judging it 1. What are the author’s purposes for this article? • To entertain by showing how scary a tornado is • To tell the true story of what happened in one tornado
EVALUATING (page 25) 2. Purpose: to entertain good or poor? Why? Purpose: to report good or poor? Why? 3. Do you feel the writer gave an accurate account of the event? Yes, the story was told by people who were part of it. 4. Did you enjoy reading the article? 5. How would you rate, or evaluate the article?
Workbook • CREED = belief • Credible suffix “ible” = c. able to be believed • Incredibly prefix “in” + suffix “ible” + “ly” = a. in an unbelievable manner • Incredible prefix “in” + suffix “ible” = b. not able to be believed
Workbook • Powerful suffix “ful” = full of power • Remove prefix “re” = move again • Disappear prefix “dis” = opposite “appear” • Horrible suffix “ible” = causing horror
9.3 Use the word in brackets • Wrap unwrapping • Agree disagree • Prove disprove • Veil unveiled • Load unload • Connect disconnect
9.4 • Microwave • Antibiotic • Multinational • Auto-pilot • Post-graduate S2 s1 under-graduate • subway