Tsunami’s - Reading multiple texts
- Summarising: I understand the detail that supports the main idea in the text
- Synthesising: I compare several ideas and information sources to link them together to form a new idea
- Comparing: I compare author's styles and voices on the same genre or topic
- Paraphrasing: I condense the ideas and paraphrase in my own words
Read this variety of texts to answer the questions below. Build Knowledge
- Mainsails - Tsunami: Wave of Destruction, by Wendy McDonald.
- Connected Journal: Why is that? - The tsunami that washed away, by Jenna Tinkle
- New Zealand Herald Articles Key: NZ Can learn from Japan Tsunami by John Armstrong
- Learning from the past. From Anatomy of an Earthquake by Renee C. Rebman
New Zealand can learn from Japan following the earthquakes in both countries and the tsunami in Japan last year, Prime Minister John Key says.
Speaking after visiting a beach township in Miyagi Prefecture today, Mr Key said New Zealand could learn from Japanese construction methods, while Japan was closely watching developments of the Royal Commission into the Canterbury earthquakes.
More than 10,000 people died in the Japanese earthquake that struck on March 11 last year and another 1500 are still missing.
The population of Shichigahama, the township Mr Key visited, is about 20,000. Some 92 people died in the 10m wave that washed over the town.
Mr Key is in Japan on his return journey from APEC in Vladivostok to mark the 60th anniversary of the New Zealand-Japan relationship.
Mr Key said Japanese officials had told him it would take up to 10 years to restore the region to a degree of normality. He said the time scales were similar in New Zealand.
A Ministry of Information spokesman said people on Japan's eastern seaboard were worried the world would forget about the disaster.
Make Meaning - Synthesise your understanding
- What things do all of the texts have in common?
- What things can cause a tsunami?
- What warning signs are there before a tsunami hits?
One reason we know a tsunami is coming because The tsunami warning buoys detect it before we can, so we have time to escape.We also now that a tsunami is coming is the tide goes out really quickly and really far.
- What should you do if there are warning signs of a tsunami?
If a tisunami warning goes out Drop everthing and go up some place like a mountain or somthing that is higher than a three story building.you should run away as fast as you can as a tsunami can travel up to 100 miles per hour.
- What can/have we learned from previous tsunamis?
That if there is a storm there is usually a tsunami
And if you can you should jump on a plane and fly away.
- Though all of these are about Tsunami, each article has a different purpose. Describe what you think is the main idea/purpose in one sentence each.
- The Tsunami that time washed away:
- Crushing Water:
- Learning from the Past:
- NZ Can learn from Japan:
- Lessons learned from the Samoa tsunami:
Apply Understanding WEEK 2: Summarise your findings and write an explanation
TITLE: The cause and impact of tsunami
My planHi my name is Maya and I am going to tell you about tsunamis.
First of all they are caused by undersea earthquakes,submarine landslides and underwater eruptions.
The wave is 100 ft tall so you should go some place higher than a three story building.
And listen to the radio at all times to see when a tsunami is going to start.
Those are my tips i’ll see you next time bye.
How it is formedA tsunami is a series of great sea waves caused by an underwater earthquake, landslide, or volcanic eruption. More rarely, a tsunami can be generated by a giant meteor impact with the ocean.A tsunami is not a single wave but a series of waves, also known as a wave train. The first wave in a tsunami is not necessarily the most destructive. Tsunamis are not tidal waves.Where the ocean is deep, tsunamis can travel unnoticed on the surface at speeds up to 500 miles an hour (800 kilometers an hour), crossing an ocean in a day or less.
Where the ocean is deep, tsunamis can travel unnoticed on the surface at speeds up to 500 miles an hour (800 kilometers an hour), crossing an ocean in a day or less.Severe ground shaking from local earthquakes may cause tsunamis.As a tsunami approaches shorelines, water may recede from the coast, exposing the ocean floor, reefs and fish.Abnormal ocean activity, a wall of water, and an approaching tsunami create a loud "roaring" sound similar to that of a train or jet aircraft.If you experience any of these phenomena, don't wait for official evacuation orders. Immediately leave low-lying coastal areas and move to higher ground."
- A tsunami is a series of ocean waves caused by an underwater earthquake, landslide, or volcanic eruption. More rarely, a tsunami can be generated by a giant meteor impact with the ocean. These waves can reach heights of over 100 ft.
- About 80% of tsunamis happen within the Pacific Ocean’s “Ring of Fire.”
- The first wave of a tsunami is usually not the strongest, successive waves get bigger and stronger.
- Tsunamis can travel at speeds of about 500 miles or 805 kilometers an hour, almost as fast as a jet plane.
- The states in the U.S. at greatest risk for tsunamis are Hawaii, Alaska, Washington, Oregon, and California.
In conclusion tsunamis are what I don't want to be in because of the size and damage that it does.A tsunami is a series of great sea waves caused by a natural disaster.