What Happened to Mount St Helens? Intro Where is Mt St Helens? When did the eruption take place? Build up What were the signs leading up to the eruption that scientists saw? Eruption Describe the eruption as it happened using times etc. Describe what happened to people (Human interest) Describe the effects on the landscape. Aftermath What happened to the nearby towns and places even further away. Conclusions Sum up what you have written about and finish your essay off.
Describes where Mount St Helens is. Describes some of the events Places some events in the wrong order. Mentions effects of the eruption. Says where Mount St Helens is. Describes some events in the right order. Gives reasons for some events Describes some effects of the eruption. Has an introduction which sets the scene (location, when etc.) Clearly and in detail describes events. Describes why the eruption happened as it did. Draws the main points together in a conclusion Has a well written intro and conclusion. Events are described in detail. Explains causes and effects of the eruption well Explains why this eruption is important in our study of volcanoes. 3 4 5 6/7
Harry Truman David Johnston Dorothy Stoffel Jim Schmanky Mount St Helens Who?What?When?Why?Where?
Task – you are going to write an essay next week based on the causes and effects of the Mount St Helens eruption. You will need to bring any information, photos, maps or diagrams you think you will need.