|1. Topic Focusing.
Answer the following questions from your
experience. Guess if you do not know. Support or
deny your guesses by hearing the booktalk.
- How many separate sails did a Clipper
- "The Great Republic" the
largest clipper ship ever made weighed
how many tons? _______
- How long (in feet) was The Great
- How many days did it take a typical
Clipper Ship to sail from London to New
- How many men made up a typical crew?___
|2. Rank Order:
It is 1830. You are the only passenger
on a sailing ship from London to New York. You
hear the crew grumbling and the word
"mutiny". It is four days until the
ship reaches land. Number the actions below in
the order in which you would do them.
- Tell the captain what you have heard.
- Say nothing
- Ask crew members for more details
- Agree with the crew and join the mutiny
- Wait until the ship reaches port and tell
someone in authority.
13 year old Charlotte Doyle is the lone
passenger on the Sea Hawk, bound from London to
New York. The cruel Captain Jaggery has
Charlotte's friend, the ship's cook, beaten to
death on the deck of the ship, Charlotte realizes
that the Captain is not her friend but has no
friends among the crew either since it was her
tattling to the Captain of the grumblings of the
crew that brought about the cook's death. Will
Charlotte survive the rest of the trip without a
single person to protect her? To find out, read
THE TRUE CONFESSIONS OF CHARLOTTE DOYLE.
|4. Responding to the novel: How
many ways is the tale of Charlotte Doyle like the
story of Rapunzel?
|5. E. Pick a Project:
Decide how you will respond to the novel. Choose
a topic, choose a verb and choose a product. Make
a task statement. See the example below.
||Famous person connected with the sea
I will describe a famous person connected with
the sea in a mystery report.
Number clues about the person from one
to ten. One clue must be a giveaway clue.
Students pick a number and you read the clue. The
student can guess or pass. The game continues
until the mystery person is guessed or all clues
|Answers to 1: 1. 30 2. 4,555 3. 325
4. 12 days 9 hours 5. 130