Provide students with a scaffolded close read of The New Madrid Earthquakes of 1811-1812. Students will be prompted to annotate and make margin notes throughout the text. They will summarize the text and then write a narrative based on the text, using details from the text. This activity correlates with TNReady SS standard 8.53: Write a narrative with supporting text describing the effects of the New Madrid
Earthquakes of 1811-12 on the land and people of Tennessee.
A rubric is included to grade student work.