This is a close reading guide to the book Towers Falling by Jewell Parker Rhodes. In the fall of 2016, the first group of students will enter high school consisting of (mostly) kids who were not yet alive during the events of September 11th, 2016. This raises the questions...if you are alive during the time a major event occurs, is it "history"? Does an event become "history" simply because it occurred before you were born? Is "history" different for different people? What's the difference between "past history" and "recent history"? This is a MUST READ for any fourth through eighth grade classroom.
As close reading is such an important part of the Common Core, students need to be taught to be analytic as they read texts. This unit includes close reading sections, chapter-by-chapter vocabulary, a chapter-by-chapter summary (answers to the questions are in the chapter summaries), and discussion questions (for each chapter). I have used this unit with gifted grade four all the way through grade 8. I have used this unit in special education as well as regular education classrooms, and it has been successful across the board. It includes everything you need! There are chapter summaries, vocabulary activities, and class discussion questions for each chapter. I have used the questions for homework, classwork, or just as a springboard for class discussions and literature circles. Please feel free to ask questions before your purchase. AND...don't forget to leave feedback. It's like free TPT money!