This full day of activities for you or for your substitute teacher will support your classroom study of history, reading comprehension, critical thinking, and math. See the product preview for every page included in this file.
Morning and afternoon large group “messages” for students to complete and for the sub teacher to use as “get acquainted” and “end of day wrap up” meetings. Each message should take from 30 to 45 minutes of class time.
Reader Response papers for students to write after they have read independently for 30 (or more) minutes. Students will record what they learned about plot, characters, setting, and new words, whether they read a chapter of the book or the entire book. Non fiction readers will record facts learned. These reader response papers provide the opportunity for small group or large group sharing upon completion.
Plan a vacation dream cruise (ship theme, activities, destination, travel poster)
Reading comprehension passage and questions on the Titanic
Reading comprehension passage and questions on the Andrea Doria
Reading comprehension passage and questions on the Sultana
Reading comprehension passage and questions on the Edmund Fitzgerald
Graphing and Analyzing data on shipwrecks
Research and write about a great ship or shipwreck (graphic organizers provided)
Write story about being shipwrecked on a deserted island (graphic organizers provided)
Practice Morse Code
Find definitions and writing sentences on new vocabulary
Also included: activities grid showing materials needed and possible variations for differentiation of instruction; forms for a sub teacher; common core standards aligned
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