The D.B. Cooper Mystery Non-Fiction Article

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Total Pages: 40 pages
Answer Key: Included with rubric
Teaching Duration: 90 Minutes
File Size: 10 MB
File Type: Zip (PDF)

The D.B. Cooper Mystery Non-Fiction Article | PDF and Digital Formats: Students will learn about the mystery surrounding the only unsolved skyjacking in American history in this non-fiction article. In 1971, a man bordered an airplane and sent his demands to the FBI. He escaped with the ransom money and was never heard from again. This resource contains 1 non-fiction article and 3 reading activities to assist with reading comprehension, standardized test prep (EQAO), and cross-curricular learning.

  • This resource contains individual PDFs of student pages to assist with online learning i.e. Google Classroom as well as Google Slides formatted lessons for 1:1 schools.

Resource Includes:

  • Teacher lesson plan
  • Pre-reading K-W-L chart
  • Non-fiction article (regular and modified text)
  • An audio file (mp3) of the article
  • 3 Post-reading activities: comprehension questions, grammar questions (2 options: paper and self-grading Google Forms), long answer writing response
  • Individual PDFs of student pages to assist with online learning i.e. Google Classroom
  • Google Slides formatted lessons for 1:1 school

Use this article with my Article of the Week Differentiated Lessons program and these Non-Fiction Graphic Organizers.

Teacher Feedback

  1. "My students LOVED reading the article! They were so engaged with the story which improved their answers."
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  3. "This was an engaging way to practice reading informational text to draw conclusions!"

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