There are many ways to cover backgound information before reading Johnathan Safron Foer's Extremely Loud and Incredibly close; however using the haunting documentary "The Falling Man" is a great way to introduce students to information about the 9/11 tragedy. This Power Point can serve as the first lesson in a unit on this novel. The documentary "The Falling Man" can be found on youtube for free. In this lesson plan students will work on listening comprehension skills and Cornell note taking skills as the watch and then relate this documentary to the novel.
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