See the entire Titanic research unit by downloading the preview.
Are you looking for a highly engaging way to get students interested in writing nonfiction text? All students LOVE exploring the history of the Titanic.
Pages 3-12 are printed back-to-back, collated, and stapled. These pages are a part of the student resource packet. The resource packet guides students through the research process. It includes:
A cover for student materials
A KWHL chart
The bibliography examples page, how to record bibliographic entries
Bibliography draft for citing sources
Glossary draft for identifying important vocabulary
Text features reference chart
Pages 13 - 22 are printed on one side only, collated, and stapled. These pages are for writing the nonfiction chapter book. The final draft pages include:
The cover page with title, author, and directions for illustration
A table of contents page
An introduction, 3 chapters, and a conclusion, all defined
A glossary final draft
A bibliography final draft
Revision and editing directions (students tear this page off the back of the packet when finished)
Pages 23 and 24 are extra pages for lengthening chapters. Students simply add these pages to their writing as needed. Have lots of extra copies available for students who love to write.
This is a complete unit in a scaffolded format. What is scaffolding? Scaffolding information is the sequencing of content, materials, and tasks. All terms are defined within the guide. Move through the materials with students bit-by-bit as time allows. Begin with the resource packet. Then move on to the chapter book packet.
Additionally, this research lends itself well to group work. Consider grouping sudents to locate and share resources. But, require every student to be responsible for note-taking and publishing.
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