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2 RESPONSE TO LITERATURE 5 Paragraph Format

3 Read and understand the prompt. After reading “Eye of the Storm” describe how Warren Faidley’s character traits help him to be a good storm chaser. How do these traits help him? Include a brief summary in your introduction.

4 Use a thinking map to plan your essay. Warren Faidley DaringEnthusiasticDetermined Took a picture of lightning from less than 400 feet. (62) Every spring goes to Tornado Alley to chase tornnados. (68) Watches severe weather across the country to go to thunderstorms, hurricanes, etc. (67) “Warren read everything he could about weather, and he began to dream about making a living as a weather photographer.” (60) Calls tornados “our tornados” (73) Says he can never forget the excitement of riding through dust whirlwind as a boy. (60) Watched a cloud and hoped for lightning for more than 30 minutes (59) Didn’t give up when encountered black widows while trying to take a picture. (62) Worked to close shutters on his camera even when his hands were covered with blood from sliding down a slope and scraping his hands. (62)

5 INTRODUCTORY PARAGRAPH Brief summary: Title, author, genre Character, main events Answer the prompt

6 “Eye of the Storm” is a fascinating nonfiction story by Stephen Kramer that details the exciting occupation of a storm chaser. Warren Faidley is a storm chaser, which means that he chases storms to take pictures. To be a good storm chaser Faidley must be daring, enthusiastic, and determined.

7 BODY PARAGRAPHS Each section from the tree map should be expanded into a paragraph. Each paragraph should have a transition, 3 details, and conclusion

8 Warren Faidley DaringEnthusiasticDetermined Took a picture of lightning from less than 400 feet. (62) Every spring goes to Tornado Alley to chase tornnados. (68) Watches severe weather across the country to go to thunderstorms, hurricanes, etc. (67) “Warren read everything he could about weather, and he began to dream about making a living as a weather photographer.” (60) Calls tornados “our tornados” (73) Says he can never forget the excitement of riding through dust whirlwind as a boy. (60) Watched a cloud and hoped for lightning for more than 30 minutes (59) Didn’t give up when encountered black widows while trying to take a picture. (62) Worked to close shutters on his camera even when his hands were covered with blood from sliding down a slope and scraping his hands. (62)

9 PARAGRAPH 2 A storm chaser must be daring to be effective. For example, Faidley took a picture of lightning from less than 400 feet away. Every spring he goes to Tornado Alley to chase tornados, while everyone else is trying to avoid them. Likewise, he watches severe weather across the country to go to thunderstorms, hurricanes, rather than avoiding the risks of severe weather.

10 Warren Faidley DaringEnthusiasticDetermined Took a picture of lightning from less than 400 feet. (62) Every spring goes to Tornado Alley to chase tornnados. (68) Watches severe weather across the country to go to thunderstorms, hurricanes, etc. (67) “Warren read everything he could about weather, and he began to dream about making a living as a weather photographer.” (60) Calls tornados “our tornados” (73) Says he can never forget the excitement of riding through dust whirlwind as a boy. (60) Watched a cloud and hoped for lightning for more than 30 minutes (59) Didn’t give up when encountered black widows while trying to take a picture. (62) Worked to close shutters on his camera even when his hands were covered with blood from sliding down a slope and scraping his hands. (62)

11 PARAGRAPH 3 Faidley’s enthusiasm also contributes to his skill as a storm chaser. Warren even loved storms as a child, and says that he will never forget the excitement of riding through a dust whirldwind as a boy. In the beginning of his career “Warren read everything he could about weather, and he began to dream about making a living as a weather photographer.” He is so devoted to the storms and weather that he has been known to refer to tornados as “our tornados”. Only someone with this type of enthusiasm could be a truly successful storm chaser.

12 Warren Faidley DaringEnthusiasticDetermined Took a picture of lightning from less than 400 feet. (62) Every spring goes to Tornado Alley to chase tornnados. (68) Watches severe weather across the country to go to thunderstorms, hurricanes, etc. (67) “Warren read everything he could about weather, and he began to dream about making a living as a weather photographer.” (60) Calls tornados “our tornados” (73) Says he can never forget the excitement of riding through dust whirlwind as a boy. (60) Watched a cloud and hoped for lightning for more than 30 minutes (59) Didn’t give up when encountered black widows while trying to take a picture. (62) Worked to close shutters on his camera even when his hands were covered with blood from sliding down a slope and scraping his hands. (62)

13 PARAGRAPH 4 Even the most daring and enthusiastic individuals could not be successful storm chasers if they are not also determined. Faidley demonstrated determination during a storm by watching a cloud for more than 30 minutes and hoping for lightning. During another storm he didn’t give up when he encountered black widows while trying to take a picture. He simply dusted them off his clothes and continued to work. After sliding down a hillside and scraping his hands, Faidley was determined to close the shutters on his camera despite his bloody hands.

14 CONCLUSION The conclusion should restate your thesis (answer to the prompt). You may expand by including a text-to- self connection.

15 Warren Faidley has all of the characteristics necessary to become a truly successful storm chaser. He is daring, enthusiastic, and determined. The traits work together to enable him to risk his life while acquiring truly spectacular pictures. Faidley is an inspiration to me, although I doubt that I would ever want to have such a risky career.

16 Response to Literature Format Paragraph 1: Introduction –Title, author, genre –Character, main events –Answer the prompt (thesis) Paragraph 2: Body –Main idea and 3 supporting details Paragraph 3: Body –Main idea and 3 supporting details Paragraph 4: Body –Main idea and 3 supporting details Paragraph 5: Conclusion –Restate the thesis –Text-to-self connection

17 Warren Faidley: Storm Chaser “Eye of the Storm” is a fascinating nonfiction story by Stephen Kramer that details the exciting occupation of a storm chaser. Warren Faidley is a storm chaser, which means that he chases storms to take pictures. To be a good storm chaser Faidley must be daring, enthusiastic, and determined. A storm chaser must be daring to be effective. For example, Faidley took a picture of lightning from less than 400 feet away. Every spring he goes to Tornado Alley to chase tornados, while everyone else is trying to avoid them. Likewise, he watches severe weather across the country to go to thunderstorms, hurricanes, rather than avoiding the risks of severe weather. Faidley’s enthusiasm also contributes to his skill as a storm chaser. Warren even loved storms as a child, and says that he will never forget the excitement of riding through a dust whirldwind as a boy. In the beginning of his career “Warren read everything he could about weather, and he began to dream about making a living as a weather photographer.” He is so devoted to the storms and weather that he has been known to refer to tornados as “our tornados”. Only someone with this type of enthusiasm could be a truly successful storm chaser. Even the most daring and enthusiastic individuals could not be successful storm chasers if they are not also determined. Faidley demonstrated determination during a storm by watching a cloud for more than 30 minutes and hoping for lightning. During another storm he didn’t give up when he encountered black widows while trying to take a picture. He simply dusted them off his clothes and continued to work. After sliding down a hillside and scraping his hands, Faidley was determined to close the shutters on his camera despite his bloody hands. Warren Faidley has all of the characteristics necessary to become a truly successful storm chaser. He is daring, enthusiastic, and determined. The traits work together to enable him to risk his life while acquiring truly spectacular pictures. Faidley is an inspiration to me, although I doubt that I would ever want to have such a risky career.


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