September 11th is a day that many teachers remember vividly, but almost all of our students were not even born when it occurred.
It is incredibly important that we teach our students about events in history that helped change and shape the nation we are now. 9/11 is one of those events.
How to use this in your classroom:
This resource is used in combination with a beautiful book titled, The Little Chapel That Stood. It is written as a poem and it discusses the events of 9/11 in general and focuses on the Chapel of Old St. Paul which stood so close to the Twin Towers but did not fall when the towers came down.
This is a beautiful book to read with your students and they will quickly pick up on the rhythm of the poetry.
We have included several activities to go with this book. You can use all of them or pick and choose what works for your classroom and your students.
--A Thankful Flag – in both color and blackline master, students can come up with things they are thankful for and write them into the space on the flag. Could be a great bulletin board idea!
--Figurative Language Drawings – included is a list of phrases from the book which have great figurative language. Students can discuss what these phrases actually mean (figurative meaning) and draw a picture along with the a picture of the what the phrase sounds like (literal meaning).
--Writing opportunity – several of the phrases have been pulled out to get students to think a little deeper. They can discuss the phrases and what the words mean to them and then write about it.
--Vocabulary Matching Game – 12 words from the book have been chosen along with their definitions. The cards can be cut up and then students can play a matching game or memory game with them.
--STAAR-Aligned questions – 12 multiple choice questions that cover poetry, vocabulary, and figurative language/sensory image standards!
Hope y’all enjoy!
If you're looking for a non-fiction companion for learning about 9/11, try our Article of the Week resource:
***Remembering 9/11 Article of the Week***
And if you enjoyed the questions for this read aloud, check out our MEGA Bundle for Thank you Mr. Falker!
***Mr. Falker MEGA Bundle***