Warriner’s 9-11 Descriptive Paragraph, Poster, and Presentation Unit presents Middle School ELA students with a 25 minute 9-11 Timeline Presentation (PowerPoint) and asks them to write a descriptive paragraph about the images captured from 9-11, create a poster that matches their paragraph, and present both to the class. Instructor rubric and student rubrics allow each presenter to be evaluated by the class as well as the instructor.
The lesson plans, Opening Day 9-11 Timeline Presentation (PowerPoint), and activities in this unit are completely classroom tested. I created and developed this unit in order to teach English/Language Arts to middle school students. Students’ writing skills increase as students acquire and develop knowledge of the use of figurative language in descriptive writing.
September 11, 2001, changed our country when it reminded us that America is not invulnerable to terrorist attack. It is also a symbol of a time when all Americans came together, ignored their differences, and stood together.
This unit informs students about a powerful historic event that helped create the world they live in today. That infamous day and its images are mesmerizing for middle school students, and their writing demonstrates that depth of interest.
Warriner’s 9-11 Descriptive Paragraph, Poster, and Presentation Unit includes:
Introduction and Planning
Detailed Daily Lesson Plans
9-11 Posters--Student Samples
9-11 Paragraph, Poster, and Presentation Instructions
9-11 Instructor Rubric
9-11 Student Rubrics
9-11 Vocabulary Definitions (Instructor)
9-11 Vocabulary Definitions Form (students)
9-11 Vocabulary Review Questions
9-11 Vocabulary Review Questions Key
Review Game!! Instructions and Rules
9-11 Vocabulary Quiz
9-11 Vocabulary Quiz Key
Literary Terms Definitions
Literary Terms Review Questions
Literary Terms Review Questions Key
The Steps of Writing Process
9-11 Brainstorm Form
9-11 Web Form
9-11 Rough Draft Form
9-11 Peer Edit/Revise Sheet