The Unsinkable Wreck of the RMS Titanic Visual Vocabulary

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The Unsinkable Wreck of the R.M.S. Titanic - Vocabulary

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Students will demonstrate their understanding of vocabulary words by using a Frayer Model. After choosing a word, students provide the definition, example, synonyms, and antonyms of the word. Students may be provided the vocabulary words, or they can use words that they have discovered through their reading of the text. See below for an example of a completed visual vocabulary board.


agony


  • Definition
    n. extreme and continued pain; intense physical or mental suffering
  • Example from Text
    “Then Murdoch watched in excruciating agony as the huge ship slowly began to turn -
    but it was too late and the iceberg fatally grazed the liner’s side.”
  • Examples
    anguish, misery, torment, torture
  • Non-Examples
    contentment, happiness, joy, comfort

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Create a Frayer Model for one of the vocabulary words from The Unsinkable Wreck of the RMS Titanic.


  1. Choose a vocabulary word and type it into the center title box.
  2. Find the definition in a print or online dictionary and enter it into the description box under Definition.
  3. Illustrate the meaning of the word in the Definition cell using a combination of scenes, characters, and items.
    • Alternatively, use Photos for Class to show the meaning of the words with the search bar.
  4. Think of at least three characteristics that help expand the meaning beyond the definition.
  5. Provide written and visual examples of the word.
  6. Provide written and visual non-examples of the word.

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