Historical Fiction to the MAX!
This unit is heavy on vocabulary, character traits, and verification of sources. All skills my students needed to face the rigor of state assessments.
The learning was apparent, but the respect and knowledge of the historical event they gained made me proud.
Included in this unit:
*common core and TEKS listing
*a historical fiction anchor chart poster
*7 Independent Sections (can be used independently, but I prefer to not separate them)
*map for students to locate home countries of the passengers
*content specific vocabulary worksheet (ship terms)
*compare and contrast worksheet using 3 sources (ship prior to sailing)
*summary folding activity for book, "Titanicat"
*verifying facts worksheet using 3 sources
*dictionary vocabulary worksheet
*diagram of a dictionary page worksheet
*character trait worksheets (Titanicat)
*character trait combined with dictionary worksheet
*character traits change over time worksheet (Titanicat)
*poem written by me/review of poetic elements
*a novel unit using "I Survived the Sinking of the Titanic, 1912"
(8 pages of discussion group questions)
*character traits (characters from the novel)
*Test over the novel and poem
*parts of the newspaper vocabulary worksheet
*worksheet using "New York Herald" from 1912 (internet link)
Writing a historical fiction piece from the perspective a passenger-*mini-research on the occupations of the passengers to guide writing-a folding activity
*2 prewrite options
*examples of prewrites and final copy
*iceberg worksheet using Seymour Simon's book "Icebergs and Glaciers"
*QR codes with 6 facts about the Titanic
*Plus book resources and websites
I am sure I have left something out!