Are We Ready? Writing an Informative Essay


This introductory lesson will use Informational Reading & Writing Standards to introduce students to being prepared for natural disasters, especially earthquakes in California and write an informative essay detailing the importance of being prepared. This lesson is a part of an Interdisciplinary Project titled "The Big One is Coming- Planning for a California Earthquake". Lesson 1 of 4


During this first lesson, teachers will use a game show, current video clips, and a simple writing template to guide students to write an informative essay about what they can do now to prepare for an earthquake.

Lesson Times

1 Block
90 Minutes

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Grade Levels
  • 9
  • 10

Standards and Objectives

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