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Tornadoes in Kansas

I. Vocabulary words from this article:

demolish

film

funnel

imaginary

remarkable

rotate

storm

tornado

track

version

II. Pre-Reading Questions

Do you know what Kansas is famous for?

In the film, The Wonderful Wizard of Oz, how was Dorothy transported away from her family?

III. Reading Time

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Tornadoes in Kansasfrom America's Library (www.americaslibrary.gov)

When you have finished reading, return to this page and answer the questions below.

IV. Post-Reading Questions

1. What is Kansas known for?

a. wheat

b. potatoes

c. sunflowers

d. a and c

2. How fast do the winds rotate within a tornado?

a. 85 miles per hour

b. 400 miles per hour

c. 300 miles per hour

d. 70 miles per hour

3. Tornadoes are also known as

a. thunderstorms

b. typhoons

c. tempests

d. twisters

4. Which of the following statements is true?

A. Eighty-students died when a tornado struck their schoolhouse.

B. A tornado lifted five heavy railroad coaches from their tracks.

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Last updated: 15 February, 2010 02:43:16