I created this lesson to coordinate with a unit on Author's Purpose. It can be used as a companion piece to Don Lessem's "The Iceman", a nonfiction primary research article included in the 2002 Bronze Level Prentice Hall Literature textbook OR it can be used on its own.
I have included a link to the free RadioLab podcast "An Ice-Cold Case" that discusses the Iceman mummy Otzi. The worksheet includes questions about the nonfiction podcast as well as an opportunity to write creatively.
Students love the podcast and gives them the opportunity to practice much needed listening skills!