Structures and Storms

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General Information

Subject(s): Science, English Language Arts
Grade Level(s): 6, 7, 8
Intended Audience: Educators educators
Suggested Technology: Computer for Presenter, Internet Connection, Speakers/Headphones, Adobe Flash Player, Smart Phone/Tablet
Instructional Time: 30 Minute(s)
Resource supports reading in content area:Yes
Keywords: hurricane, Hurricane Andrew, Superstorm Sandy, tornado, storm surge, Florida, text complexity, tutorial
Instructional Component Type(s): Tutorial Professional Development
Resource Collection: Original Teacher Tutorials

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