The students will read about four different categories
Titanic from the Internet and summarize the information using
1-3-1 paragraphs (1-Topic Sentence, 3-Details, 1-Conclusion
The students will have two weeks to write at
least 4 - paragraph
summaries about these categories: the ship, the voyage, the
sinking, and the rescue. The paragraphs will be in a 1-3-1 format.
Access to the Internet
Paper and pen/pencil
Colored pencils or crayons
Time: Two weeks
Step 1 The teacher will model a 1-3-1 paragraph.
Step 2 The teacher will demonstrate investigating the categories of study
about the Titanic using one Internet site.
Step 3 In a guided practice, the students will list details to be used in
the first paragraph.
Step 4 In a guided practice, the students will write the first paragraph on
Step 5 The students will write at least three more additional paragraphs
on lined paper.
Step 6 The students will make an illustration for each page using colored
pencils or crayons.
Here are some suggested sites to try:
The students may watch, “Secrets of the Titanic,” from the National Geographic collection. (This tape can be rented from a library or a video store.)
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