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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.

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Vocabulary
  • 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)