Take a new twist on researching the tragedy of the Titanic with this unique research and writing experience. over five lessons students will engage with the following standards to form a supported opinion on what truly caused the sinking of this unsinkable ship:
Literacy.RI.6.1- Cite textual evidence to support analysis of what the text says explicitly as well as inferences drawn from the text.
Literacy.RI.6.5- Analyze how a particular sentence, paragraph, chapter, or section fits into the overall structure of the text and contributes to the development of ideas
Literacy.RI.6.7- Integrate information presented in different media or formats as well as in words to develop a coherent understanding of a topic or issue.
Literacy.W.6.1 (a-e)- Write arguments to support claims with clear reasons and relevant evidence.
Litearcy.W.6.7- Conduct short research projects to answer a question, drawing on several sources and refocusing the inquiry when appropriate.
Litearcy.W.6.9- Draw evidence from literary or informational texts to support analysis, reflection, and research.
Detailed lesson plans and powerpoint presentation slides are included for the following Learning Objectives:
Textual evidence, analysis, media, format, text features, argument, claims, reasons, relevant evidence, informational texts, sources, research
-Textual evidence helps give support to claims
-Claims need be be supported by relevant evidence from reliable sources
-Particular sentences and sections of a text can have a huge influence over an understanding of a topic
BE ABLE TO DO:
-Cite relevant textual evidence
-Evaluate/Read/Comprehend different media and formats, including text, to find relevant evidence for a topic
-Draw conclusions on a topic by using several informational texts as supporting evidence
-Write an organized argument/opinion essay to support a claim with relevant evidence that is thoroughly explained
After doing guided research on various areas of Titanic's history, students will create a pie graph that ranks factors that contributed to the tragedy. This will be followed up with a guided opinion writing activity. My students LOVED this project! Check out the preview for a more detailed list of what is included.