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A Close Call with a Whale

In this digital-only lesson featuring modified content from The Washington Post, students read about Michael Packard, a lobster diver who was almost eaten by a whale. This lesson includes an article as well as comprehension and discussion questions.

Vocabulary
  • gear
  • plunge
  • fluke
  • ascent
  • harrowing
  • current
  • concussion
  • encounter
  • vessel
  • agonizing
  • cognizant
  • squad
Task Content
  • Vocabulary Preview A(Matching)
  • Vocabulary Preview B(Matching)
  • Reading(Reference)
  • Comprehension(Open-Ended Questions)
  • Discussion or Writing(Open-Ended Questions)
  • Personal Response(Speaking Task)