Preparing for a Disaster
Authentic Informational Text, Lexile 1010
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Perparing for a Disaster (ReadWorks)
According to the passage, what are two things people should do during an earthquake?
Choose the answer that best completes the sentence below. Earthquakes cannot be predicted; _______, they can be prepared for.
During an earthquake, people indoors take shelter under desks, cover their head and neck, or stand against walls without heavy objects on them. These actions suggest that during an earthquake there is a danger of what?
Being inside a car, truck, bus, or trailer home during a tornado is dangerous. What evidence from the passage supports this statement?
End of Passage Quiz
Read the following sentence: “Although scientists are trying to find ways to predict these two natural disasters, it is still very hard to know when exactly they will hit and how much damage they will cause.” What is the meaning of the word predict in this sentence?
Explain how preparing for earthquakes and tornadoes could minimize the damage from these two natural disasters. Support your answer with information from the passage.