I Survived the Sinking of the Titanic, 1912 Resource Set

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I Survived the Sinking of the Titanic, 1912 by Lauren Tarshis

When George Calder and his sister sail with their aunt on the Titanic, the largest ship ever built, he never expects that the ship could sink. But when the Titanic hits an iceberg, George is faced with the challenge of saving his family and himself in order to survive the sinking of the ship. Like all of the books in the I Survived Series, this chapter book is the perfect blend of fact and fiction. The author’s sequencing of events creates a fast-paced historical fiction that students will enjoy reading, making it a smart choice for mini-lessons focused on sequence of events and conflict and resolution.

Teach with I Survived the Sinking of the Titanic, 1912 by Lauren Tarshis

This Book Club Super Pack includes a Common Core aligned lesson plan and set of resources designed to support small group reading instruction.

Get everything you need to run a successful Book Club using I Survived the Sinking of the Titanic, 1912 by Lauren Tarshis:

  • Interactive Lesson Plan for 5 Book Club Meetings Focusing on Sequence of Events
  • Chapter by Chapter Discussion Guide
  • Chapter by Chapter Vocabulary Guide
  • Book Club Calendar
  • Conversation Prompts
  • Expectations for Book Club Anchor Chart / Student Reference Sheet
  • Student Self-Evaluation Forms
  • Running Record Assessment Tool
  • Student Reading Response Guide
  • Comprehension Assessment Rubric
  • Common Core State Standard Assessment
  • Bonus: Suggested Mini-Lessons and Questioning Guide for use with any of the I Survived Books
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Common Core Alignment
  • Main Pack: L.4.6 RF.4.3 RF.4.4 RL.4.1 RL.4.10 RL.4.2 RL.4.3 RL.4.4 RL.4.5 RL.4.6 RL.4.7 RL.4.9 SL.4.1a SL.4.1b SL.4.1c SL.4.1d SL.4.2 SL.4.3 W.4.8 W.4.9
  • Vocabulary: L.4.4a L.4.5c L.4.6
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    I Survived the Sinking of the Titanic, 1912 Resource Set

    Instructional Overview

    The instructional overview includes instructional background for sequence of events, instructional objectives for each of the Book Club meetings, and a list of the materials and preparation necessary to I Survived the Sinking of the Titanic, 1912 Book Club.

    Book Club Management Resources

    The management resources include a Book Club Calendar, conversation prompts, Student Self-Evaluation forms, Reading Response Board (with optional Common Core alignment), and an Expectations for Book Club anchor chart.

    Meeting #1: Share Facts About The Titanic and Introduce Tracking Sequence of Events

    Like all of the books in the I Survived series, I Survived the Sinking of the Titanic, 1912 by Lauren Tarshis is a perfect choice for learning more about sequence of events. This first meeting introduces the use of a Sequence of Events Chart for students to use throughout the Book Club.

    Meeting #2: Sequence of Events and Flashbacks

    As students dive deeper into I Survived the Sinking of the Titanic, 1912 by Lauren Tarshis, they will find that the author's use of flashbacks makes tracking the storyline a little more challenging.

    Meeting #3: Sorting Out the Sequence of Events in a Story

    In order to sort out the sequence of events for I Survived the Sinking of the Titanic, 1912, students will need to determine which of the events are factual and which are fictional. Book Club discussion explores the differences of these two storylines.

    Meeting #4: Major and Minor Conflicts in the Sequence of Events

    As readers begin to sort out the conflicts of Lauren Tarshis' I Survived the Sinking of the Titanic, 1912, they will realize that the major conflicts are linked to factual events and minor conflicts are related to fictional events.

    Meeting #5: Climax and Resolution As Part of a Sequence of Events in Fiction

    The I Survived the Sinking of the Titanic, 1912 Book Club wraps up by analyzing how the climax and resolution of the story relate to the sequence of events.

    I Survived the Sinking of the Titanic, 1912 Focus Assessment and Rubric

    Use this six-question assessment to determine whether or not students understand the key concepts associated with understanding text structure.

    I Survived the Sinking of the Titanic, 1912 Common Core Assessment

    This 9 question Common Core aligned assessment can be used to determine students' overall comprehension of I Survived the Sinking of the Titanic, 1912 and their mastery of the Common Core State Standards.

    I Survived the Sinking of the Titanic, 1912 Common Core Alignment

    List of the Common Core State Standards addressed by I Survived the Sinking of the Titanic, 1912 Book Club Resource Set.

    I Survived the Sinking of the Titanic, 1912 Running Record

    Use this "done for you" Running Record to assess oral reading fluency of I Survived the Sinking of the Titanic, 1912. Track meaning, structure, and visual accuracy using the first 100 words of the text to determine whether or not this book is a good fit for the readers in your classroom.

    Student Resources in Spanish

    This set of Spanish student facing resources includes Book Club Management Resources for use with I Survived the Sinking of the Titanic, 1912 by Lauren Tarshis. These resources are intended to be used with the lesson plans included in the Resource Set for this book.

    I Survived the Sinking of the Titanic, 1912 Vocabulary Connections

    Before your students can fully comprehend and enjoy I Survived the Sinking of the Titanic, 1912, it’s helpful to introduce words that might be new to readers. Either download the I Survived the Sinking of the Titanic, 1912 Super Pack or this individual Vocabulary Builder for resources and activities that support Tier 2 and Tier 3 vocabulary growth through fun and productive interactions with new words.
    Common Core Alignment:

    L.4.4a L.4.5c L.4.6

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