This free item is offered as a stand-alone, or as an add-on resource to my two part informational text and activity unit about Arctic explorer John Franklin. As mentioned, though, this free item can be used alone. Some background information on John Franklin has been included. Please see the link below for the full resource on Franklin's expedition.
To use this resource students must have access to a CBC online article “Sir John Franklin’s long-lost HMS Terror believed found” by Garrett Hinchey (13 September 2016). Due to copyright reasons I cannot include the article in my resource, however you as a teacher may allow students access online or make paper copies for use in the classroom. Information on how to access the article is included in the teacher guide.
The resource includes background information on Franklin, three illustrations, 9 comprehension questions based on the article, and an opinion question at the bottom of page 2. An answer key is included as well.
Please have a look at my completed resources in this series. The last link will take you to the bundle, priced at a discount:
Arctic Explorers Bundle