9/11 Close Reading, Writing, & Art Project for September 11th: Grades 4-6

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4th, 5th, 6th
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Discuss the sensitive events of September 11th, 2001 with elementary children. This 9/11 age-appropriate text emphasizes how Americans unite and serve one another during times of tragedy. Teach September 11 while meeting your reading informational text and writing standards too.

During this close reading lesson the class will:
- Read and reread a text about September 11th (text provided)
- Code the text for details, vocabulary, author’s evidence and confusing parts (example/answer sheet provided)
- Answer and discuss text dependent questions (questions provided)
- Talk about the text with others
- Fill out a graphic organizer to take notes
- Write in response to text

Once students have a deeper understanding of the meaning of September 11th, they create a reflective art collage. (example, instructions, and printable materials provided)

This close reading lesson is the perfect way to help students understand how important it is to come together during difficult times. This is so much more than a craftivity!

This packet includes:
- Detailed, Step-by-Step Close Reading Lesson Plans
- Text about September 11th
- Text Dependent Questions
- Text Coding Examples and Answer Sheets
- 3 Close Reading Anchor Charts (Text Coding, Turn and Talk, Figuring out Unknown Vocabulary Words)
- Graphic organizer
- Themed writing paper
- Reflective Art Collage Instructions, Example and Printable Materials

Our buyers say:
"Perfect to build background for Sept. 11th."

"The students were engaged and interested."

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Total Pages
39
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Teaching Duration
3 Days

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9/11 Close Reading, Writing, & Art Project for September 1
9/11 Close Reading, Writing, & Art Project for September 1
9/11 Close Reading, Writing, & Art Project for September 1
9/11 Close Reading, Writing, & Art Project for September 1