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The Sinking of the RMS Titanic – Historical Recounts Comparison Task

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A comprehension task to enable students to compare literary historical recounts and factual historical recounts.

Use this teaching resource when studying the historical recount genre with your students.

Students read the literary historical recount and factual historical recount about the sinking of the RMS Titanic. After analysing each of the texts individually, students then compare the texts according to the following features:

  • main idea
  • audience
  • purpose
  • author.

Answers for teachers are also provided.


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  • Typo corrected on historical recount ('bought' changed to 'brought').

    Fix by Stephanie (Teach Starter) 28th Oct, 2018

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