Titanic Lesson Primary Documents 1912 NY Times Close Read

Being Teacher
Grade Levels
5th - 7th
Formats Included
  • PDF
13 pages
Share this resource
Being Teacher


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 1912 New York Times article reporting the sinking of the Titanic. This lesson includes:

Teacher Directions
NY Times article
7 - Text-Based Questions
Self-Grading Rubric Center
2 Writing Prompts
Vocabulary Graphic Organizer
Writing Rubric
Center Extensions

Check out these other Titanic lessons:

Titanic Common Core Center

Titanic Newspaper Article Center

Titanic Poetry Lesson

Titanic Unit

Titanic Math Task Center

Visit my store for more creations!

More Inspiration at Being Teacher!
Total Pages
13 pages
Answer Key
Rubric only
Teaching Duration
1 Week
Report this Resource to TpT
Reported resources will be reviewed by our team. Report this resource to let us know if this resource violates TpT’s content guidelines.


Questions & Answers

Teachers Pay Teachers is an online marketplace where teachers buy and sell original educational materials.

More About Us

Keep in Touch!

Sign Up