Exploring the titanic

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  • 1.  Using Language (20% of the total mark) ◦ Students will have to write two pieces for the controlled assessment folder. The first will be descriptive and the second narrative/expressive. ◦ Students are allowed up to two hours in total for the two pieces. It is likely that they will wish to spend rather longer on the narrative/expressive essay than on the descriptive piece. ◦ Teachers are allowed to prepare the students for this section of their folder. ◦ If the work is completed on a word processor, students are not allowed access to spelling and grammar checking programs in this part of their controlled assessment folder.
  • 2.  To write imaginatively To use relevant detail
  • 3.  All pupils MUST: (C) ◦ Create writing that is relevant and quite interesting ◦ Show some attempt to focus on detail In addition, most pupils SHOULD: (B) ◦ Create relevant writing that makes good sense and keeps the reader interested ◦ Show some well-organized detail within paragraphs In addition, some pupils COULD: (A) ◦ Create really well judged writing that is sustained over the course of the work, firmly engaging the reader’s interest. ◦ Show quality detailed content within paragraphs
  • 4. What do you know about the What questions do you have aboutTitanic? the Titanic?
  • 5.  The Titanic had the latest technology including a double-base of 16 watertight compartments. It was claimed that the ship could stay afloat even with any 2 compartments flooded. It was over 270 metres long weighing more than 46 tonnes. The ship could accommodate over 2000 people yet it only carried lifeboats for about half this number.
  • 6.  The ship was built by Irishman Lord Pirrie and Joseph Bruce Ismay, the head of the White Star Line. Their aim was to build the biggest, fastest, and most luxurious ship ever to cross the Atlantic. The large rooms were decorated with the finest furniture and artwork. The ship was under the charge of Captain Smith, an experienced sailor, who had been involved in other accidents.
  • 7.  Just 4 days into the trip, at 11.40pm, the ship struck a massive iceberg at least 25 metres high. It ripped through 90 metres of the hull. Passengers thought the ship was unsinkable and remained calm. At 2.17am, the ship started to sink and panic broke out. 1500 people were still on board. Some were rescued by nearby ships. Only 757 passengers out of 2,207 survived. The rest perished in the freezing water.
  • 8.  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SHn67C5 x6A4 http://sound-effects- library.com/soundsearch.asp - ◦ Waves ◦ Sinking Ship ◦ Screams ◦ Explosion
  • 9. What do you know about the Have we answered theseTitanic? questions?
  • 10. 1. Imagine you are onboard the Titanic as it is sinking. Describe what you can see and hear. ◦ People were running everywhere, crashing into me and each other, whilst beneath my feet the ship groaned like some primeval monster....2. You have been placed into a life raft. Describe what you can see and hear. ◦ Ahead of me, the monstrous hull of the ship stood at a horrifying angle out of the water. The world held its breath; waiting for it to drop and end us all...... In your answers you should: ◦ Write in the first person ◦ Focus on creating relevant and interesting content that uses detail.
  • 11.  All pupils MUST: (C) ◦ Create writing that is relevant and quite interesting ◦ Show some attempt to focus on detail In addition, most pupils SHOULD: (B) ◦ Create relevant writing that makes good sense and keeps the reader interested ◦ Show some well-organized detail within paragraphs In addition, some pupils COULD: (A) ◦ Create really well judged writing that is sustained over the course of the work, firmly engaging the reader’s interest. ◦ Show quality detailed content within paragraphs