Your upper elementary and middle schoolers will engage with this unit. With the focus of the unit being the appropriate book, Fireboat by Maira Kalman. A fireboat, launched in 1931, is retired after many years of fighting fires along the Hudson River, but becomes an unlikely hero when she is called into service again on September 11, 2001.
This no-prep packet includes daily lesson plans (for a week long unit). Color and black/white lines are included as well as answer keys. This unit also includes mentor sentence activities for each day of the week that correspond with a sentence directly from the book, Fireboat.
This book is wonderfully written. You can check it out from the public library or purchase it on Amazon.