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.
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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
Common Core Alignment
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I Survived the Sinking of the Titanic, 1912 Resource Set
Book Club Management Resources
Meeting #1: Share Facts About The Titanic and Introduce Tracking Sequence of Events
Meeting #2: Sequence of Events and Flashbacks
Meeting #3: Sorting Out the Sequence of Events in a Story
Meeting #4: Major and Minor Conflicts in the Sequence of Events
Meeting #5: Climax and Resolution As Part of a Sequence of Events in Fiction
I Survived the Sinking of the Titanic, 1912 Focus Assessment and Rubric
I Survived the Sinking of the Titanic, 1912 Common Core Assessment
I Survived the Sinking of the Titanic, 1912 Common Core Alignment
I Survived the Sinking of the Titanic, 1912 Running Record
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I Survived the Sinking of the Titanic, 1912 Vocabulary Connections
Common Core Alignment:
L.4.4a L.4.5c L.4.6
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