Engage your upper elementary students and teach them about the terrorist attacks on September 11th in a sensitive, appropriate way. Fireboat by Maira Kalman is an excellent book that shares the story of the brave crew of the John J. Harvey fireboat and their dedication to helping fight fires at Ground Zero on September 11, 2001.
This print-and-go packet includes 12 activities to supplement your reading of the book and spans across many subjects (covering reading comprehension, math, vocabulary, writing, and a booklet craft.) Full answer keys are included.
Table of Contents:
Reading Comprehension (answer keys included)
1.New York City 1931
2.Facts about the John J. Harvey
3.John J. Harvey Timeline activity (differentiated – 2 options)
4.Meet the Crew
5.Cause and Effect
Math (answer key included)
Vocabulary (answer key included)
1.8 vocabulary cards
2.Fireboat Vocab. Activity
1.Fireboat: Crew Member Journal Entry
2.Fireboat: Celebrating a Hero
3.9-11 Heroes: Read All About It Newspaper Article
4.Helping Hands booklet: 8 hand print pages to combine into a booklet about those
who helped after the attacks on September 11th
I am not affiliated with this author or book. I just enjoy the book and wanted to create a packet that teachers could easily use in their classroom. You can find this book on amazon, at Barnes and Noble or other book stores, or at your local library.
Resource created by Jessica Lawler
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