Pompeii: A Literary Study of Great Destruction

In this four class series, students will use historical fiction and non-fiction to discover what happened in Pompeii when Mt. Vesuvius erupted in 79 AD.
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45 minutes

per class

Twice per week

over 2 weeks


year olds


learners per class

per learner - per class

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Class Experience

Students will learn about the eruption of Mt. Vesuvius and destruction of Pompeii.
Students will define new vocabulary words.
Students will answer reading comprehension questions.
Students will analyze what we can learn from historical fiction.
I have been a middle school reading teacher and have taught these topics for 15 years.
Students will need to read sections of the book before some classes.
Students/parents will need to purchase (or borrow from the library) a copy of “I Survived The Destruction Of Pompeii, 79AD” by Lauren Tarshis.  Each student must have their own copy of the book in order to fully participate in the course.
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Students will be informally assessed throughout the lessons.
1 hour 30 minutes per week in class, and maybe some time outside of class.


Kelly Locker
Lives in the United States
Literature Lover, middle school teacher, mom
23 total reviews
32 completed classes

About Me

Hello! My name is Kelly Locker, and I have been a middle school teacher in Kentucky for 18 years and an online teacher for 5 years.  Literature is my passion.  As a National Board certified library media specialist with a Masters in Reading and... 
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