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A Close Call with a Whale

That's News to Me


Teens & Adults

Grades 9–12

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.

  • survey
  • burly
  • thrash
  • recount
  • soar
  • premier
  • pressure
  • bruised
  • dislocated
  • remarkable
Task Content
  • Vocabulary Preview A(Matching)
  • Vocabulary Preview B(Matching)
  • Reading(Reference)
  • Comprehension(Multiple-Choice)
  • Discussion or Writing(Open-Ended Questions)
  • Personal Response(Speaking Task)