September 11 DIGITAL Patriot Day 9/11 First Responders (Google Paperless ONLY)

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Digital September 11th Differentiated Bundle for Grade 1, Grade 2, Grade 3, Grade 4

This digital, paperless Patriot Day resource is designed to sensitively teach children about the terrorist attacks on September 11, 2001 through a variety of differentiated literacy resources. If you have a wide range of readers in your classroom, this unit includes something that everyone can read! The bundle ONLY includes digital books and activities. You can also print these resources, but they are designed to be implemented with Google Classroom, Google Slides, Chromebooks, iPads, or other 1:1 devices. If you are interested in a BUNDLE of printable AND paperless resources for 9/11, you may purchase that here.

This bundle includes:

"American Heroes" Guided Reading Books - Level 1 (K-1) and Level 2 (1st-2nd)

These leveled books teach students about the role of first responders during emergency situations. It does not focus on the events of 9/11.

"Never Forget" Guided Reading Books - Level 3 (2nd/3rd) and Level 4 (3rd/4th)

These leveled books explain the events of September 11 in a way that would be appropriate for young students. Level 3 references the events of that day, but focuses on how brave the first responders were and that our country worked together to help the people that were hurting. Level 4 explains that it was a terrorist attack that involved hijacking planes and crashing them into buildings. It shows that first responders were heroes because they risked their lives to save people that were in danger. It reminds us that our country is strong and will not let the bullies overcome.

Vocabulary Posters (full color and B+W high-contrast text options)

Primary terms: emergency, first responder, hero, rescue

Intermediate terms: emergency, first responder, hero, hijack, Pentagon, rescue, ruins, rubble, terrorist, Twin Towers

Vocabulary Centers and Activities:

Vocabulary Match

A Deeper Look - vocabulary analysis quadrant graphic organizers

Shades of Meaning Venn Diagram


Select Two and Respond

Intermediate Extension Activities:

First Responders Nonfiction text passage with comprehension questions

Remembering September 11th KWL+ Chart

Open-Mind Portrait of a First Responder

Word Builders (5 options)

Primary Extension Activities:

First Responders KWL+ Chart

"Heroes" Interactive Sight Word Reader (ARE)

Interactive Nonfiction Passage with Sight Word practice

Open-Mind Portrait of a First Responder

Word Builders (5 options)

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Teaching Duration
2 days
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