RMS Titanic by Hanson Baldwin: Focus on Irony, Nonfiction Skills

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6th - 12th, Homeschool
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RMS Titanic by Hanson Baldwin: Focus on Irony, Nonfiction Skills

This two weeklong lesson on the nonfiction text "RMS Titanic" by Hanson Baldwin focuses on irony and nonfiction skills including irony, verbal irony, situational irony, dramatic irony, primary sources and secondary sources, objective and subjective writing.


*Vocabulary and analogy homework sheets

*2 PowerPoints of vocabulary warmups

*Vocabulary quiz

*Titanic passenger & crew boarding passes

*PowerPoint of short video clips to be shown during reading and accompanying writing prompts

*Note taking PowerPoint with guided practice

*Text-based assessment (3 levels)

*Answer keys for assessments

*Travel brochure project with grading rubric

*Common Core alignment

*Usage guide


Find More Skill-Based Resources for Irony Here

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Total Pages
99 pages
Answer Key
Teaching Duration
2 Weeks
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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Read closely to determine what the text says explicitly and to make logical inferences from it; cite specific textual evidence when writing or speaking to support conclusions drawn from the text.
Determine central ideas or themes of a text and analyze their development; summarize the key supporting details and ideas.
Analyze how and why individuals, events, and ideas develop and interact over the course of a text.
Analyze the structure of texts, including how specific sentences, paragraphs, and larger portions of the text (e.g., a section, chapter, scene, or stanza) relate to each other and the whole.
Assess how point of view or purpose shapes the content and style of a text.


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