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Objectives: To allow students the chance to research concepts/issues in recreational reading in order to gain background knowledge before beginning the novel. Procedures: Follow the links and have the students discover the information. Tangerine...You Gotta Read It .

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Objectives:

To allow students the chance to research concepts/issues in recreational reading in order to gain background knowledge before beginning the novel.

Procedures:

Follow the links and have the students discover the information.

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Lightning Fatalities

He was actually LUCKY!

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Use the following information to gain insight and learn about some of the happenings in the novel Tangerine by Edward Bloor. The answers aren't always going to be on the exact page the link brings you to, so you may have to search around a bit. You know, use that brain of yours! :) Be sure to record your answers on your own paper.

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Task

Edward Bloor

Once you have finished this task, you should have more knowledge about the following things:

If you use a site that is not

Listed here, you must list the

URL address of the site.

Tangerine, Florida

Lightning Fatalities

Sinkholes

You should have answers to 20 questions when you are finished. Each answer must be in complete sentences...which means at least a subject, verb, capital letter, and a period!!!

Muck Fires

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Process

Read the article and interview with Edward Bloor, author of Tangerine (URL listed below).

1. Why would Edward Bloor have a good feel for middle school students? In other words, what experience does he have that helps him have insight into the middle school mind?

2. What was his inspiration for Tangerine?

3. What did Chris Williams from St. Petersburg like about Tangerine?

http://www.sptimes.com/2002/02/18/NIE/Welcome_to_Tangerine_.shtml

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Use the URL link below to answer the following questions.

Enter the city/state name "Tangerine, Florida" into the blanks to see a map of Florida.

4. Where is Tangerine, FL located? North, east, south or west?

5. Name six lakes close to Tangerine.

http://maps.google.com/

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Use the URL link below to answer the following question.

6. How much would it cost to purchase 32 lbs. of Sunburst Tangerines?

http://www.weknowyum.com/

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Click on the Following Links…

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3DsDM7DzNr0&feature=related

After you have finished

Watching, continue on your

Web Quest for knowledge

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Click on each link and answer the question that follows.

http://www.lightningsafety.com/nlsi_lls/fatalities_us.html

Which state had the highest number of lightning fatalities from 1990-2003?

8. Which state had the least?

http://www.lightningsafety.com/nlsi_pls.html

9. If you were attending an Organized Outdoor Athletic Event, and you feel your hair standing on end and/or hear a "crackling noise," what must be happening?

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Watch the following videos (very short), then continue on your quest.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Oi5LN6MIsiw&feature=related

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DPL4guf4BV4

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How do sinkholes develop?

11. Where does most sinkhole damage occur?

http://ga.water.usgs.gov/edu/earthgwsinkholes.html

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For these three questions, you will need to find the information through your own search:

12. What is a sinkhole?

13. If you're a Floridian and a sinkhole opens on your property, who ya'gonna call? (List three places you should contact.)

14. If you're building a new home in Florida, will it be tested for sinkholes? Why/Why not?

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http://main.uab.edu/show.asp?durki=48199

15. Why are sinkholes a part of Trussville, AL history?

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http://www.sptimes.com/News/010601/TampaBay/It_s_perfect_muck_fir.shtmlhttp://www.sptimes.com/News/010601/TampaBay/It_s_perfect_muck_fir.shtml

What causes muck fires, according to this article?

What three things provided the perfect conditions for the muck fire?

Besides smelling really bad, what other inconveniences did this muck fire cause?

Why did they have to close the local interstate highway?

20. When did this muck fire occur?