Titanic Lesson Primary Document First Hand Account Close Read

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Grade Levels
5th - 7th
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14 pages
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Use primary documents and hold your kids' interest! Are your kids fascinated by the Titanic? I know my kids love to read anything about it! This 5-day close read incorporates CCSS ELA standards and social studies standards with text based short answer questions, vocabulary, and writing prompts. It can be used for whole group or small group instruction. The primary source used in this lesson is the first hand account of Dr. Dodge of the sinking of the Titanic as one of the passengers. This lesson includes:

Teacher Directions
Dr. Dodge's First Hand Account
7 - Text-Based Questions
Self-Grading Rubric Center
2 Writing Prompts
Center Extensions

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Total Pages
14 pages
Answer Key
Rubric only
Teaching Duration
1 Week
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