Using Reading Strategies

Posted on August 31, 2009 in natural disasters by Larry Ferlazzo

Pick a link from Mr. Ferlazzo’s website that has a fair amount of text and use Backboard to demonstrate reading strategies with virtual post-it notes.

Place the url address of your annotated pages in the comments section of this post.

You might also want to pick a newspaper article on Natural Disasters from any of the following sources:

The Guardian

Science Daily

Earthquake Newspaper Archive

Hurricane Newspaper Archive

Tornado Newspaper Archive

More Natural Disaster Quizzes

Posted on August 30, 2009 in natural disasters by Larry Ferlazzo

Take these natural disaster quizzes, and share in the comments section how you did and what were the three most interesting things you learned from them and why you found them interesting.

National Geographic Natural Disasters Quiz

Thinkquest Natural Disasters

Fact Monster Great Disasters Quiz

Natural Disasters Games

Posted on August 30, 2009 in natural disasters by Larry Ferlazzo

Play Disaster Watch and Stop Disasters. In the comments section of this post, write four things you learned from playing these games.

Internet Scavenger Hunt On Natural Disasters

Posted on August 30, 2009 in natural disasters by Larry Ferlazzo

Complete this Internet Scavenger Hunt (the page calls it a Webquest) on Natural Disasters. You can write the answers on a Word document and then upload it to the Internet using File2.ws. Then paste the url address of your answers in the comments section.

After you have completed +this Internet Scavenger Hunt, please pick one natural disaster and create your own Hunt for other students to complete. Use different links and different questions. Create it in a Word document and use File2.ws again.

Does Anything Good Come Out Of Natural Disasters?

Posted on August 30, 2009 in natural disasters by Larry Ferlazzo

Read The Good Side Of Disasters and this book review of The Extraordinary Communities That Arise in Disaster.

What do you think are the two best things that come out of natural disasters and why did you choose those two?

Create A Natural Disaster Quiz

Posted on August 30, 2009 in natural disasters by Larry Ferlazzo

Please use either ProProf’s or MyStudiyo to create a quiz of at least five questions related to Natural Disasters and include the link in the comments section.

Natural Disaster Essays

Posted on August 30, 2009 in natural disasters by Larry Ferlazzo

We’ll be writing two-or-three essays related to Natural Disasters. After you type each of them, please use File2.ws to upload them to the Internet and include the link in the comments section of this post.

Take Another Quiz — Are You Prepared?

Posted on August 6, 2008 in natural disasters by Larry Ferlazzo

Please take this quiz — How Prepared Are You If Disaster Strikes?.

How did you do? What was the most surprising piece of information you learned?

Take Some Natural Disaster Quizzes

Posted on June 21, 2008 in natural disasters by Larry Ferlazzo

Take several of these Natural Disaster Quizzes.

Which was the hardest? Which was the easiest?

What was the most interesting thing you learned from them?

1906 San Francisco Earthquake

Posted on June 21, 2008 in natural disasters by Larry Ferlazzo

Please go to one or all of these websites about the 1906 San Francisco Earthquake and write a three or four sentence summary of what happened:

The Great Earthquake of 1906

The Great Quake

The Great San Francisco Earthquake

Highlight Important Words

Posted on June 21, 2008 in natural disasters by Larry Ferlazzo

Go to a webpage (that has a lot of text) under the Natural Disasters section on Mr. Ferlazzo’s website. Copy the url address of the page.

Then go to Awesome Highlighter and paste the url address of the page you chose.

Highlight no more than three words in each paragraph that you think show the main ideas and most important points from that paragraph.  Please put the link to your page in the comments section.

Write A Postcard Report

Posted on June 21, 2008 in natural disasters by Larry Ferlazzo

Go to Phreetings. You can search for a photo that would illustrate a short report you would write about a natural disaster. It’s basically a report on a virtual “postcard.”

Post the link in the comments section.

Visualize What You Are Reading

Posted on June 21, 2008 in natural disasters by Larry Ferlazzo

Choose a few sentences from one of the websites under Natural Disasters on Mr. Ferlazzo’s website. Then go to one of these online drawing sites:

Flash Paint

Imagination Cubed

Art Pad

Draw a picture of what the text makes you see in your mind. Include the text either in the drawing itself or next to the link you post in the comments section.

Read About Natural Disasters

Posted on June 21, 2008 in natural disasters by Larry Ferlazzo

Go to the Natural Disasters section of Mr. Ferlazzo’s website. Click on any of the links you find there that look interesting.

In the comments section here, write five things you learned and five questions about things you’d like to learn more about. Also, please include which website or websites you visited.

Develop (And Respond) To A Survey

Posted on June 21, 2008 in natural disasters by Larry Ferlazzo

Go to Doodle or Yarp and come up with a survey question (and two or more answers) related somehow to Natural Disasters.

Put the link to your survey question in the comments section so other students can respond.

Surviving A Natural Disaster

Posted on June 20, 2008 in natural disasters by Larry Ferlazzo

Please go to Survive Anything: Your Ultimate Guide To Disaster.

What are the three most interesting things you learned from that resource? Why was each one so interesting to you?

The World’s Worst Natural Disasters

Posted on June 20, 2008 in natural disasters by Larry Ferlazzo

Look at this slideshow on The World’s Worst Natural Disasters.

After you watch the slideshow, please write three questions in the comments section about things related to the disasters that you’d like to learn more about…

Create A Crossword Puzzle

Posted on June 20, 2008 in natural disasters by Larry Ferlazzo

Create a crossword puzzle using information about Natural Disasters, and put the link in the comments section.

Try to use information from what we’ve learned in class or from the Natural Disasters section on Mr. Ferlazzo’s website.

Make a Natural Disaster Map

Posted on June 20, 2008 in natural disasters by Larry Ferlazzo

Use Zee Maps, Quikmaps, Maptrot or UMapper to make a map of major natural disasters. Your map can show different kinds of disasters, or the same (such as an earthquake) that has happened in different places.

Please write several sentences, in your own words, about each disaster.

Zeemaps lets you insert an image into your description, but Quikmaps just lets your write text.

Put the link to your map in the comments section. You can make as many maps as you like.

Here’s a simple example of an Earthquake map:

Create A Natural Disaster Slideshow

Posted on June 20, 2008 in natural disasters by Larry Ferlazzo

Please write a short report that goes with a slideshow you create about natural disasters. You can make a slideshow that is about a kind of natural disaster — avalanche, volcano, flood, earthquake, drought, etc — or one about a specific disaster — Katrina, the recent Chinese earthquake, the San Francisco earthquake, etc.

You can make as many slideshows as you want.

Use either Bookr or Big Huge Labs. You can also go to Natural Disasters on Mr. Ferlazzo’s website to find information for your report. Please try to use your own words.

Copy and paste the link to your slideshows in the comments section.

“Looting” or “Finding”?

Posted on June 20, 2008 in natural disasters by Larry Ferlazzo

Look at these two photos that were taken during the New Orleans Katrina flooding, and their captions. Why do you think they wrote that the couple “found” food, and the man “looted” (stole) it?

What Happens If The Levees Break In Sacramento?

Posted on June 20, 2008 in natural disasters by Larry Ferlazzo

Go to  Sacramento Flood Maps. Click on the “Rescue” maps for the area you live in (probably either South Sacramento or The Pocket).

The areas in red will flood immediately. People who live in the yellow area will have a little time to escape.

Which color area is your home located in? What would you take with you if you only had a few minutes to escape the flood? Why?

The road in green are the safe ways to leave. Which road would you take?

If members of your family were in different places when the flood began, do you have a place where you would meet?

Watch this animation of Sacramento being flooded.

How Would You Feel?

Posted on June 20, 2008 in natural disasters by Larry Ferlazzo

This picture shows someone trying to rescue a victim of the 2008 earthquake in China.  If you were that victim, how do you think you would feel and why?  If you were the rescuer, how do you think you would feel and why?

 

 

Nepal

Posted on April 28, 2008 in Everest by Larry Ferlazzo

Read about Nepal in these two places:

Fact Monster

National Geographic

What do you find are the four most interesting pieces of information about Nepal and why do you find them interesting? Would you like to visit there? Why or why not?