If you are fascinated by the story of the Titanic, you and your students will find this lesson unsinkable! It is a 5 or 6 day unit designed to introduce ELD 1 students to the true story behind the ship and the tragedy and to familiarize them with several simple literary terms through a study of James Cameron's film, Titanic. This is a very comprehensive unit and one which can be very interesting, educational, and entertaining for ELD students. The timing is right for this unit because April is the month the Titanic sunk.
There are two short non-fiction reading assignments filled with facts about the ship and its sinking. Each has a simple assignment to measure comprehension.
As an intro to the film, there is a template for notes for the story terms character, characterization, conflict, plot, and several others.
Last, there are four different assignments meant for students to demonstrate what they learned about story terms by analyzing James Cameron's film Titanic.