THUNDER CAKE

by Patricia Polacco


We read the story THUNDER CAKE by Patricia Polacco.
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BOOKTALKS

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Angelina

Beverly

Catherine

Celine

Christy

Ji Yun

Ka Ying

Leo

Veronica


Vivienne




PODCAST ABOUT THUNDERSTORM


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The podcast is created by Catherine, Celine, Christy, Ji Yun, Ka Ying, Leo, Veronica and Vivienne.

STORY MAP


Main characters:
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She is scared of thunder and many other things.

Old Grandma
She came from Russia. Grandma is taking care of the little girl. She is very nice. She tricks her granddaughter to help her being not afraid of thunder. So Grandma and a little girl made together a thunder cake.
by Celine, Christy & Veronica

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Setting 1# Grandma's farm in Michigen
Setting 2# Home of the little girl and her grandma
Setting 3# Grandma's kitchen (baking a thundercake)
Setting 4# Tangleweed Woods to the dry shed
by Catherine & Ji Yun

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The little girl is scared of thunder storm. She hid under her bed. She was also scared of milking the cow, getting eggs from hens and going to the woods.
by Ka Ying, Leo & Vivienne

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Grandma suggested to make a thunder cake to make them busy to forget about the thunder storm. When the cake was finished, the little girl realized that she was so brave and that she was not scared of thunder storm anymore.
by Ka Ying, Leo & Vivienne

INQUIRY ABOUT THUNDERSTORM


1. What is a thunderstorm?
A thunderstorm is a kind of storm. In thunderstorm there is a lightning and a thunder. Lightning is a giant electric spark. The spark heats the air and the air explodes. Thunder is a “Boom!” sound. It is the explosion.
by Leo

2. Why do we first se lightning and after that we hear thunder?
Lightning and thunder happens at the same time. But we always see lightning before we hear thunder because light travels a hundred thousand times faster than sound.
by Ka Ying

3. How do we know how far away is a thunderstorm?
The sound of the thunder needs 5 seconds to travel only 1 mile.
When you see the lightning you start counting seconds. If you count 5 seconds after the lightning a thunderstorm is 1 mile
away. But if you count 30 seconds a thunderstorm is 6 miles away.
by Leo




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