Discuss the sensitive events of September 11th, 2001 with elementary children. These integrated lesson plans and 9-11 printable texts are age-appropriate and emphasize how Americans unite and serve one another during times of tragedy. Teach about Sept. 11th while meeting your reading informational text and writing standards too.
During this close reading lesson the class will:
- Read and reread a text about 9/11 (differentiated texts provided)
- Code the text for details, vocabulary, author’s evidence and confusing parts (example/answer sheet provided)
- Answer and discuss text dependent questions (questions provided)
- Talk about the text with others
- Fill out a graphic organizer to take notes on key details
- Write in response to what they have learned
Two art project options are included for use once students have a deeper understanding of the meaning of September 11th. Students to create a reflective art collage or draw a rendering of the twin towers in one-point perspective. (Examples, instructions, and printable materials provided)
This packet includes:
- Detailed, Step-by-Step Close Reading Lesson Plans
- Differentiated Texts about September 11th
- Text Dependent Questions
- Text Coding Examples and Answer Sheets
- 3 Close Reading Anchor Charts (Text Coding, Turn and Talk, Figuring out Unknown Vocabulary Words)
- Graphic organizer
- Themed writing paper
- Reflective Art Collage and One-Point Perspective Drawing Instructions, Examples and Printable Materials
This close reading lesson is the perfect way to integrate language arts, social studies, and art while helping students understand how important it is to come together during difficult times. This is so much more than a holiday craftivity!
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