Four short tales with a survival theme (“Exploring the Titanic”, “Three Skeleton Key”, “Survive the Savage Sea”, and “The Dinner Party”) are thoroughly explored in this mega-unit, covering setting, characters, plots, and other short story devices.
Read Kipling's poem on adulthood, and fill in the missing verbs. Then match the lines to their modern-day equivalents. Finally, discussion (or essay) questions to address the themes of the poem: adulthood, coming of age, etc. This lesson is adaptable to a variety of levels.
Our new "first sentence" series asks the question: "You can't judge a book by its cover, but can you judge it by its first sentence?"
With these simple worksheets, each containing a different sentence from a classic story, students will exercise their skills of prediction, research, and creative writing.
Look for more "first sentence" prompts every week!