Todd Beamer was a hero on 9/11 during the take down of Flight 93. Engage your students in reading expository text that highlights the bravery and sacrifice of Todd Beamer on September 11, 2001.
This four-page September 11th lesson is perfect for two 45-minute lessons or four days of reading/social studies stations. Reading skills include:
►Fluency building via timed repeated reading.
►Answering Main Idea Questions.
►Vocabulary building with synonyms.
The answer sheet has teacher notes to help you explain the answers using text evidence.
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HOW TO USE
Whole Class Shared Reading. You can use the "Biography" and "Vocabulary" passages by displaying the passage on your projector or in Google Classroom. Every student silently reads along as you read aloud to the class. Pause every 5-8 words and students read that word aloud. This is perfect for scaffolding younger readers or struggling readers in grades 4-5.
Literacy Centers. Pair students and have them time each other using the "Fluency" passage. Each student reads the passage silently and makes notes in the margins (see directions). Then they take turn timing each other as they read aloud for 30 seconds. Each time they read, the students will mark where the time ran out. After three repeated fluency readings, they will have improved their reading rate!
Aligned the Texas Social Studies TEKS 3.14A:
(14) Culture. The student understands the role of heroes in shaping the culture of communities, the state, and the nation. The student is expected to:
(A) identify and compare the heroic deeds of state and national heroes, including Hector P. Garcia and James A. Lovell, and other individuals such as Harriet Tubman, Juliette Gordon Low, Todd Beamer, Ellen Ochoa, John "Danny" Olivas, and other contemporary heroes.
Aligned to 4th-Grade CCSS:
RI4.3 Explain events, procedures, ideas, or concepts in a historical, scientific, or technical text, including what happened and why, based on specific information in the text.
RI4.4 Determine the meaning of general academic and domain-specific words or phrases in a text relevant to a grade 4 topic or subject area.
Other Septmeber 11th Activities (9/11):
⚫Septermber 11th (9/11) Hero Lesson on Todd Beamer
⚫September 11th Summarizing Task Cards
⚫Free Todd Beamer Introduction Video
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