Unsupported Browser

ESL Library may not function properly in Internet Explorer. We recommend using Google Chrome or Firefox instead.

Unsupported Browser

ESL Library may not function properly in older browsers. We recommend updating yours to the latest version for the best experience.

Haitian Earthquake Survivors Weather the Storm

In this lesson featuring an article from The Washington Post, students read about the survivors of a major earthquake in Haiti who are struggling to find shelter in the face of a tropical storm. This lesson includes a video as well as comprehension and discussion questions.

This content may not be appropriate for all students. Teacher discretion is advised.

Learn More

  • scramble
  • feeble
  • burgeoning
  • batter
  • drench
  • rubble
  • temblor
  • gaping
  • woes
  • scarce
  • imperil
  • turmoil
Task Content
  • Vocabulary Preview A(Matching)
  • Vocabulary Preview B(Matching)
  • Reading(Reference)
  • Reading Comprehension Timeline(Sequencing)
  • Video(Reference)
  • Video Comprehension(Open-Ended Questions)
  • Discussion or Writing(Open-Ended Questions)
  • Personal Response(Speaking Task)