Titanic! Nonfiction Text Features & Comparing Multiple Accounts 4-8 NO PREP

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Grade Levels
4th - 9th
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23 pages
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Spice up your lessons with this Titanic Pack! Students practice identifying and using nonfiction text features in natural context. They'll also compare multiple accounts of survivor stories. Just like all of my other activity packs, these lessons are FUN, extremely high-interest, organized, RIGOROUS, and ready to teach today!

*NOTE* - This product is included in my Spring Bundle. Purchase the bundle to receive an exclusive Easter Mini-Pack!

Your students will:

Construct an 11 page "book" in their interactive notebooks (or, there's a standalone version if you don't do notebooks) and then annotate/define the following nonfiction text features: caption, photograph, glossary, index, table of contents, visual aid, map, chart, graph, bold type print, italicized print, heading, subheading, label, diagram. Then, they'll answer comprehension questions about the book, using the features to help them answer. I even included the annotations and definitions so all the work is done for you!

Or, there's always the 4-page article option included to save paper if your students don't need the full lesson/annotations for nonfiction text features.

Next, read 3 accounts from real survivors of the Titanic and complete the 2-page comparison chart. There's two versions of this chart - one includes more scaffolding.

Also included are ideas for enriching and extending this lesson and links to help you.

Download the preview file to look at the table of contents and a few sample pages.

The Spring bundle that I’ll be posting soon will also include Earth Day and Easter activities along with this pack.

Thanks so much!

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Total Pages
23 pages
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Teaching Duration
1 Week
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