We All Fall Down by Eric Walters is a novel about a Grade 9 boy who goes to "job shadow" his dad at the World Trade Centre on September 11, 2001. Then the unexpected happens...
This culminating activity is a creative way to have the students summarize the novel. It contains definitions of each part of a story, setting, characters, plot, etc.
Once completed it becomes a great assessment tool as well!
Students will write about the importance of the title, recall the setting, plot and describe the characters.
Sentences will be written using some of the vocabulary words.
They will write about one of the many themes found in the novel, and also write about making connections, text-to-self and text-to-world.
You have the flexibility to use each page of this resource at the same time or at different times of your novel study, depending what your lesson focus is. For example, if you are discussing settings and characters, just use page 1, and so on.
As an alternative, you can cut out each section/part of the resource and mount it on cardstock to use in Language centers, Literature Circles or completed Mobiles.
Great for Special Ed. and ESL students too, as it is easy to follow with definitions of each part of a story, setting, characters, plot, etc.