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September 11th Differentiated Bundle for Grade 1, Grade 2, Grade 3, Grade 4
This 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 also now includes paperless books and activities that can be implemented with Google Classroom, Google Slides, Chromebooks, iPads, or other 1:1 devices. You can go digital with ease using these no-prep resources.
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 ink-saving 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:
Match and Fan-N-Pick
Select Two and Respond
Fold-Up Graphic Organizers (2 options, includes differentiated support)
Sight Word Practice:
Color By Sight Word (6 options)
Sight Word Interactive Reader (sight word "are")
Sight Word practice sheet
Non-fiction text passage about First Responders (1 option with comprehension questions and answer key)
Word Builders (5 options)
Open Mind Portrait of a First Responder (2 options)
Friendly Letter to a Hero Stationary (2 options)