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									     Eye of the

      By Stephen Kramer
Illustrated by Warren Faidley
              Brief Overview
  In the United States, spring, summer, and
fall weather patterns produce thunderstorms,
tornadoes, and hurricanes. Most people take
cover from these storms, but photographer
Warren Faidley, a storm chaser, makes his
living from the photographs he takes of the
storms and/or the damage they cause.

   August 1992, Faidley traveled to Miami,
Florida to photograph the power and fury of
Hurricane Andrew--$26.5 million in
damages (which was the costliest hurricane
in US history…until Katrina--$96 million in
  Genre: Expository Nonfiction
    Expository nonfiction gives
    information about real people
    and events.

    Be prepared for a few surprises as you
    read about Warren Faidley, who does
    not evacuate and survives Hurricane
       Comprehension Skill
           Graphic Organizers
• What is it?   A graphic source shows or
 explains information from the text.
• What does it look like? Pictures,
  maps, charts, time lines, and diagrams
  are all examples of graphic sources.
• Why use it? Graphic sources can help
  you draw conclusions about what you are
Comprehension Skill Review
               Cause and Effect
• The cause is the reason or what
  makes something happen.
• The effect is the result of what
  happens—it’s the part you can see.
 (A cause could have more than one effect.)

 Words because, so, and since are
 clues to signal cause and effect.
   Comprehension Strategy
• Good readers predict what
  will happen next based on
  the facts they read, and what
  they know in their own lives.
• Patterns in a graph or chart
  can also help you predict.
   Vocabulary Strategy
          Word Endings
•Adding –s to a noun makes it
plural (tells how many).
• Adding –ed to a verb makes it
past tense (when it took place?).

Look at word endings to help
   you learn more about a word.
Fun Stuff and Practice

•More Figurative
•Hurricane Andrew
 Damage Photos
•Hurricane Andrew
  Questions to Think
• How do weather
 patterns affect
 our lives?
          I wonder……
why storms are so
 fascinating to people?

(Like Ms. Whitfield   hurricanes!!)
    I wonder…..

Why should people
respect the power
of storms?
      I wonder…..

What storm safety
information can be
found on the Internet?
           Review Questions
1. What conclusion did Warren make when he
   found an open photo album on the ground?
2. What is the main idea of this story?
3. Why do you think the author wrote this
   story? (Exactly what did he want to
4. Why was Warren so tired when he returned
   to his hotel?
5. What is the first thing Warren does to
   photograph a hurricane?
          Review Questions
6. Why does Warren have so many rolls of
   exposed film when he gets home?
7. How are these photos different from other
   hurricane photos he had taken?
8. What made the storm chasers predict
   Hurricane Andrew had changed its course?
9. What are some examples to prove this
   hurricane was extremely destructive?
10. What causes the most damage during a
Vocabulary - Say It
   •   destruction
   •   expected
   •   forecasts
   •   inland
   •   shatter
   •   surge
Other Story Words
 •   potential
 •   withstand
 •   wreckage
 •   ditch
 •   shelter
 •   unpredictable
•   great damage; ruin
• thought something
  would probably come
  or happen
• statements of what is
   coming; predictions
• in or toward the
    interior of the land
(Away from the coastline)
• to break into pieces
• a swelling or rising
motion; sweep or rush,
especially of waves
• something possible
• the ability to happen
• to stand against;
   hold out against; to
   resist or endure
• the damage left behind
after a storm
• a long narrow hole dug
   into the earth; usually
   carries water across land
• something that covers
   or protects from
   weather, danger, or

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