This story is about Fabienne, a girl in Haiti who experiences a powerful hurricane.
The narrative is accompanied by a fair bit of explanatory text, including the difference between weather and climate and how climate change makes extreme weather worse.
This story features beautiful illustrations that enhance learning.
There is a glossary at the end of the book featuring 14 words.
There is a zoom tool in the bottom right of the book.
You can view the book full screen.
You could project the book and read it as a whole class or have students read individually or in groups.
Science students could use this book to create a vocabulary notebook about climate and weather. In addition to the glossary in the back, there are other words throughout the book that they could include in their vocabulary notebooks, including blizzard, hail, thunderstorm, mudslide, and wildfire.
The resource provides a basic explanation of climate and extreme weather events. The impact of climate change has influenced agricultural productivity disproportionately across the world. This resource inspires students to reduce their energy use, carbon footprint, and lead climate action in their environment. This is a storytelling, and it's recommended for teaching.
Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS)
ESS2: Earth's Systems
3-ESS2-2 Obtain and combine information to describe climates in different regions of the world.
Common Core English Language Arts Standards (CCSS.ELA)
Reading: Informational Text (K-12)
CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RI.5.10 By the end of the year, read and comprehend informational texts, including history/social studies, science, and technical texts, at the high end of the grades 4-5 text complexity band independently and proficiently.
Reading: Literature (K-12)
CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RL.5.10 By the end of the year, read and comprehend literature, including stories, dramas, and poetry, at the high end of the grades 4-5 text complexity band independently and proficiently.