Types of Storms and Severe Weather Reading and Worksheet


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Grades 7 and Up

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Add a REAL-WORLD CONNECTION to your extreme weather lesson! This weather article and questions lesson is perfect as a SUB PLAN! Students read an engaging article about 10 TYPES OF STORMS. Each storm type includes a REAL-LIFE example of that storm.

In this activity, students will:

  • READ an article about 10 types of storms. They’ll learn the basics of what the storm is and what the consequences can be. Each storm type includes a real-life example for the kids to make a connection to. For example, when students read about blizzards, they’ll learn that the worst blizzard on record hit Iran in 1972. It dropped almost 10 feet of snow! (3-page reading)
  • COMPLETE a grid summarizing the storm types. (1 page)
  • ANSWER text-dependent questions. No period knowledge is required – all the information in the questions can be found in the text. (2 pages)

Included Storms: typhoon, tornado, hurricane, ice storm, blizzard, monsoon, derecho, firestorm, dust storm, bomb cyclone

Teacher Notes:

  • Please note that this resource is not editable.
  • NGSS Standard: MS-ESS2-5 and MS-ESS2-6
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