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Canadian Theme Unit
The Titanic Disaster's Aftermath

Canadian Theme Unit
Canadian Theme Unit


The Titanic Disaster's Aftermath
Print The Titanic Disaster's Aftermath Reading Comprehension with Sixth Grade Work

Print The Titanic Disaster's Aftermath Reading Comprehension

Reading Level
     edHelper's suggested reading level:   grades 6 to 7
     Flesch-Kincaid grade level:   7.39

Vocabulary
     challenging words:    aftermath, bodies-the, unpreserved, unsinkable, wireless, hailed, morgue, embalm, maiden, tragedy, steerage, arrival, insure, identify, exposure, solution
     content words:    White Star Line, John Henry Barnstead, Deputy Registrar, Mayflower Curling Rink


The Titanic Disaster's Aftermath
By Mary Lynn Bushong
  

1     Large swells rocked the Mackay-Bennet. Her arrival at the disaster site was none too soon. In her hold were 100 tons of ice as well as canvas, iron bars, coffins, and embalming solution.
 
2     Three days had passed since they had left Halifax on this grisly assignment. Tomorrow, they would start pulling bodies from the ocean.
 
3     The Titanic was hailed as the unsinkable ship. Yet, of the 2,200 people aboard for her maiden voyage, only 705 people survived after she struck the iceberg and sank.
 
4     The sailors on the Mackay-Bennet pulled 306 bodies from the water. There was not enough embalming fluid to preserve them all, and they could not return to Halifax unpreserved.

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