Looking at pictures in the article
Paying close attention to the title, subheadings, pictures, etc of an article in order to think/process what it is most likely going to be about
Hoping to figure out what the article is about through reading the portions of it that are most interesting and looking at the difficult vocabulary words to use context clues to figure them out
Reading carefully through the article and learning what the non-fiction article's central idea is along with the author's purpose for writing it
The Lusitania sank in only 18 minutes
U-boats sank nearly 5,000 ships during World War I and the Lusitania was one of those ships - it was sad.
The sinking of the Lusitania was an enormous tragedy and those involved felt it deeply.
Hypothermia is very dangerous and the people who went into the water with the Lusitania were very much in danger of dying of it.
Show readers how one family coped with ocean travel during that time period
Show readers how ordinary people lived in the early 1900s
Explain that third-class passengers were treated differently than first-class passengers
Help readers empathize (feel with) what passengers experienced during the ship's final voyage
It was an especially cruel weapon
It was no longer needed as a weapon
It became unavailable
It was not an effective weapon
Foreshadowing that hints that something terrible is about to happen
A metaphor suggesting that the torpedo may have a bite like a venomous snake
A simile comparing the water to a snake
A simile that highlights the speed and quietness of the torpedo
Surprisingly close and it offered them a chance
Frustratingly close because they could see it, but couldn't make it
Dangerously close and they would have been able to make it if not for the submarine below them
Annoyingly close and they began to swim towards it
Highlight the speed and stealth of the torpedo
Show the significance of the snake in the water
Help readers understand better how snakes move
Show that the Lusitania was attacked by snakes
"On the Hunt"
"The Horrors of War"
The captain of the Lusitania was ashamed that he survived while numerous others did not
The Lusitania symbolized advances in technology
Each lifeboat on the Lusitania weighed 10 tons and they were only able to get a few in the water when the ship sank
All of the above