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This is a 185 page Common Core aligned complete book study for the nonfiction text, Shipwreck at the Bottom of the World: The Extraordinary True Story of Shackleton and the Endurance. This book study teaching unit has everything that you will need to teach and assess the novel. The final exam includes PARCC-style Part A/Part B questions for increased rigor. The Table of Contents makes finding information quick and easy. ALL ANSWER KEYS ARE INCLUDED.
GO DIGITAL! Choose printed or paperless resources! The student packet, quizzes, and final exam are available as Google Drive™ files. A vocabulary and definitions list is also included to allow you to easily import into Flippity, Kahoot, Quizlet, etc. to create digital flashcards or word games.
Introductory and Informational Materials:
▸Interactive Bulletin Board featuring the crew of the Endurance
▸List of websites to extend learning, including some videos on YouTube of the PBS show about Shackleton
▸CCSS Checklists for grades 6 - 8
Vocabulary Building Materials:
▸Vocabulary Master List (digital option)
▸“Mark My Words” Student Vocabulary Bookmark
▸Word Wall Cards
▸Vocabulary and Definition Cards
▸Vocabulary Quiz (answer key included)
Student Packet (divided by chapters) (digital option) featuring:
▸Focused Instruction on Key Literary Elements
Skill Building Activities and Worksheets:
▸Writer’s Notebook Questions
▸Media Format Compare and Contrast
▸Link to Current Events – Chilean Mine Rescue - Have students read about their situation and compare it to Shackleton’s
▸Explore Text Structures Graphic Organizer Set (digital option)
▸Compare and Contrast Fiction and Nonfiction Texts - suggested fictional short story with similar situation/theme for students to read/compare text features, theme development, etc.
▸Determining Central Ideas or Themes
Activities Included in this Book Study:
▸Team Building Activity - a task for students to accomplish by communicating nonverbally
▸Survival Activity - – students choose things to discard or to take with them that will help them survive
▸Make a Sextant Activity – students can make a sextant and figure out their latitude
▸Q & A Dice Game
▸Grouping Similar Items Worksheet (digital option)
▸Antarctic Animals Grouping Worksheet (digital option)
▸Nautical Terms Crossword Puzzle (digital option)
▸Shipwreck at the Bottom of the World Crossword Puzzle (digital option)
▸Vocabulary Review Quiz (matching)
▸Whole-Book Review Quiz (M/C and fill-in) (digital option—Google Forms™--self-grading)
▸Whole-Book Final Exam with Part A/Part B Questions (M/C) (digital option—Google Forms™--self-grading)
Common Core Standards utilized with this unit:
R.I. 6.1, 6.2, 6.3, 6.4, 6.5, 6.6, 6.10
R.I. 7.1, 7.2, 7.3, 7.4, 7.5, 7.6, 7.10
R.I. 8.1, 8.2, 8.3, 8.4, 8.5, 8.6, 8.10
L 8.4, 7.4, 6.4
L 8.5, 7.5, 6.5
L 8.6, 7.6, 6.6
Skills addressed in this book study guide include:
▸figurative language (recognizing and explaining)
▸vocabulary in context
▸synonyms and antonyms
▸identifying action verbs
▸interpreting feelings of characters w/ support text
▸compare and contrast
▸sequencing of events
▸Greek and Latin roots
▸identifying parts of speech
▸20th century history
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