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The Weather: Poetry, Prose, and Prediction

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The Weather: Poetry, Prose, and Prediction Lesson Plan
In this lesson, students will learn to identify and speak using the vocabulary associated with the weather. They will read literature that describes the weather in poetry and narrative and give a weather report in Spanish. They will also describe the evolution of a natural disaster and predict the path of a real hurricane, presenting their findings to the class in Spanish.

On-line Resources

  • Nobel e-Museum
    This page includes a short biography as well as the text from Pablo Neruda's acceptance speech for the Nobel Prize in literature in 1971. Site is in English.
  • University of Chile
    This site includes a link to hear Neruda recite some of his most famous poems, a description of the Neruda foundation, a bibliography of his work, etc. Site is in Spanish.
  • Nobel e-Museum
    This page includes a short biography as well as the text from Gabriel García Márquez's acceptance speech for the Nobel Prize in literature in 1982. Site is in English.
  • Gabriel García Márquez
    This link provides a brief biographical essay on Gabo, as well as a list of some of his major work. Site is in English.
  • How Stuff Works
    This site provides information on how to define a hurricane, a description of how a hurricane forms, of its parts, and how to track a hurricane. Site is in English.
  • Riverdeep
    The "Earth Science Center" on this site provides useful information to teachers regarding how to conduct a lab on hurricanes as well as information on the hurricane season. Site is in English.
  • Atlantic Hurricane Archive
    This site provides the coordinates, wind speeds, and other pertinent information for storms, necessary to building the unit. Site is in English.
  • More Weather
    This page provides the coordinates and information necessary to construct the model "Hurricane Mitch" presentation for the teacher. Site is in English.
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