This document includes two writing tasks. Both involve writing and evaluating arguments using the nonfiction account of the sinking of the RMS Titanic, A Night to Remember by Walter Lord.
Both tasks use citations from the text as support. Thirty plus citations are included that could be used in both tasks.
These tasks are a good way to introduce writing using arguments. Task 1 is a little more complex, while task 2 is more basic. Both could be used simultaneously as differentiation in your classroom, or you could use one to lead into the other.
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