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Dana McRaney Jones

Dana McRaney Jones

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Teach your students the art of close reading with this slide show that uses a guided release of responsibility to help build their confidence and skills.

Joseph Philippe Lemercier Laroche was a Paris-educated Haitian engineer. He was the only black passenger on the ill-fated voyage of the RMS Titanic. He put his pregnant French wife and their two daughters onto a lifeboat; they survived, but he did not. Joseph's daughter, Louise Laroche (2 July 1910 - 28 January 1998...pictured above, standing on chair, left) was one of the last remaining survivors of the sinking of the RMS Titanic on April 15, 1912.

Milton Snavely Hershey and wife Catherine Sweeney Hershey, were to have returned home on the Titanic and had even given a deposit of $300.00 for their tickets. Fate intervened when business prompted them to return earlier on the ship, Amerika. If not for FATE there would be NO Hershey's Chocolate.

Violet Constance Jessop (1887-1971) was an ocean liner stewardess and nurse who achieved fame by surviving the disastrous sinkings of sister ships RMS Titanic and HMHS Britannic in 1912 and 1916 respectively. In addition, she had been on board Titanic and Britannic′s other sister ship, RMS Olympic, when it collided with the protected cruiser HMS Hawke in 1911.

Although the Titanic sunk April 15, 1912, on its first trip, the voyage continues - in movies, books, TV shows, and the public's fascination. On the 100th anniversary of the sinking, here are 100 things worth knowing about the doomed ocean liner.

Although the Titanic sunk April 15, 1912, on its first trip, the voyage continues - in movies, books, TV shows, and the public's fascination. On the 100th anniversary of the sinking, here are 100 things worth knowing about the doomed ocean liner.

White Star Line Luggage Labels and Stickers - Titanic party. Would be fun for Halloween.

Nonfiction Animals Article Pack with MANY activities! Creekside Teacher Tales

The Brown-Bag Teacher: Finding Nonfiction Articles for Middle Grades

And now, pick a number between 1 and 100. Instant writing prompt. :D - I actually started reading this as chapter titles XD now THAT would be one crazy story.

Good readers do several things simultaneously in order to understand what they read.

This PowerPoint covers the Holocaust from the Background through the liberation of the camps. Includes fantastic, visually-engaging slides with pictures, great notes, an included video, and more! A great lesson plan for the Holocaust in a World or US History class!

World War Two (WWII) Resource Bundle - This is a comprehensive and detailed World War Two (WWII) Resource Bundle that contains 38 unique documents totaling 390 pages/slides of content! You save by buying this bundle, instead of buying all of the products individually in my store, which would cost over $50! It contains 25 individual World War Two resources.

World War Two and Holocaust (WWII) MEGA Resource Bundle - An engaging and comprehensive resource bundle related to World War Two and Holocaust (WWII). The bundle covers all of the major events, themes and people of World War Two (WWII) and the Holocaust. Includes: 570 pages of content, 56 unique documents, and wide range of resources and strategies! You save over 50% by purchasing this MEGA bundle related to WWII and the Holocaust!

A complete unit with a varied set of documents related to the Holocaust. Covers all of the major events, people and themes of the Holocaust. Includes 9 unique documents including an engaging and comprehensive 119 slide slideshow. The PowerPoint contains vivid images and interesting stories and information.

The Circle Game: A complete sub lesson for the art room. Adapted from Ande Cook's Art Starters.

Compassionate Teacher: Persuasive Writing Mentor Texts and Ideas

Letters That Matter: Teaching Students to Write Persuasively -When teaching beginning persuasive writing, it helps to have student-driven issues and real audiences. In this unit you will find a writing process for students, a business letter template, eight sample letters, and a rubric for evaluation.

TWENTY engaging and rigorous close reading-ready passages with text-dependent assessments aligning with 26 different Common Core Informational Text Standards in Grades 4-7, including ALL 20 standards for Grades 5-6. $

$ for a year-long unit (400+ pages). Follow through the WRITING PROCESS and model lessons for Narrative Writing, Opinion Writing, and Informative Writing. It covers ALL of the Writing Common Core Standards and many Language Standards. There are teachable slides that can be used on the smart board or posters, as well as student printables WITH STANDARDS to go along with each mini lesson. You will also find practice, assessments, resources, tracking charts, rubrics, homework, etc!

In this activity, students will learn about the Holocaust and genocide as they visit four different stations in a museum like experience. At each station, your students will be exposed to primary source images, quotations, maps and readings as they learn about the Holocaust.

Click HERE to find solutions for the secondary classroom.