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This set of cross-curricular lessons is designed to address 3rd and 4th grade standards in literacy, math, science, and social studies. Each video addresses Common Core Literacy 3rd and 4th grade standards in texts related to a particular natural disaster. The lesson plan documents describe specific reading, writing, math, science, and social studies lessons to teach as well as recommended books and websites for students to explore the topic further.

Natural Disasters Arkansas

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This set of cross-curricular lessons is designed to address 3rd and 4th grade standards in literacy, math, science, and social studies. Each video addresses Common Core Literacy 3rd and 4th grade standards in texts related to a particular natural disaster. The lesson plan documents describe specific reading, writing, math, science, and social studies lessons to teach as well as recommended books and websites for students to explore the topic further.

    Introduction to Natural Disasters

    Introduction to Natural Disasters

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    Drought: Fiction and Nonfiction

    Drought: Fiction and Nonfiction

    Watch and listen to two texts, fiction and non-fiction, describing droughts. Learn about the effects of a drought while also distinguishing between fiction and non-fiction text.

    • 9 min
    Drought Lesson Plans

    Drought Lesson Plans

    Lesson plans, vocabulary, cross-curricular standards, and recommended resources for teaching about drought.

    • video
    Thunderstorms: Cause and Effect

    Thunderstorms: Cause and Effect

    You see lightning and hear thunder, but why? Learn what causes both and also how to use cause and effect correctly. Also enjoy a bonus math activity near the end of the video.

    • 6 min
    Thunderstorms Lesson Plans

    Thunderstorms Lesson Plans

    Lesson plans, vocabulary, cross-curricular standards, and recommended resources for teaching about thunderstorms.

    • video
    Tornadoes: Inferencing

    Tornadoes: Inferencing

    If you see a tornado, what inference would you make? We make inferences on a daily basis and this will show the viewer how to make good inferences.

    • 5 min

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