This story is about Fabienne, a girl in Haiti who experiences a powerful hurricane.
Students will learn about the difference between weather and climate, types of extreme weather, 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 key vocabulary words.
The book can be viewed in full screen and there is a zoom tool in the bottom right.
You could project the book and read it as a whole class or have students read it 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 and 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.
ESS3: Earth and Human Activity
3-ESS3-1 Make a claim about the merit of a design solution that reduces the impacts of a weather-related hazard.
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.