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I Survived the Attacks of September 11, 2001 by Lauren Tarshis
This is the story of Lucas, a boy who loves football and whose father is a firefighter in New York City. When his parents tell Lucas he can no longer play football, he takes the train by himself into the city to talk about it with his dad’s best friend, Benny, a firefighter and former football star. Just as he arrives, a disaster unlike any the United States has ever known hits downtown Manhattan. Like all of the books in the I Survived Series, this chapter book is the perfect blend of fact and fiction. The author’s sequencing of events creates a fast-paced historical fiction that students will enjoy reading, making it a smart choice for mini-lessons focused on sequence of events and conflict and resolution.
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This Book Club Super Pack includes a Common Core aligned lesson plan and set of resources designed to support small group reading instruction.
Get everything you need to run a successful Book Club using I Survived the Attacks of September 11, 2001 by Lauren Tarshis:
- Interactive Lesson Plan for 5 Book Club Meetings Focusing on Sequence of Events
- Chapter by Chapter Discussion Guide
- Chapter by Chapter Vocabulary Guide
- Book Club Calendar
- Conversation Prompts
- Expectations for Book Club Anchor Chart / Student Reference Sheet
- Student Self-Evaluation Forms
- Running Record Assessment Tool
- Student Reading Response Guide
- Comprehension Assessment Rubric
- Common Core State Standard Assessment
- Bonus: Suggested Mini-Lessons and Questioning Guide for use with any of the I Survived Books
Common Core Alignment
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I Survived the Attacks of September 11, 2001 Resource Set
Book Club Management Resources
Meeting #1: Introduce Keeping Track of Sequence of Events and Facts About September 11, 2001
Meeting #2: Sequence of Events and Flashbacks
Meeting #3: Sorting out the Sequence of Events in a Story
Meeting #4: Major and Minor Conflicts in the Sequence of Events
Cumulative Activity: Using Timelines to Find Information to Support a Text
I Survived the Attacks of September 11, 2001 Focus Assessment and Rubric
I Survived the Attacks of September 11, 2001 Common Core Assessment
I Survived the Attacks of September 11, 2001 Running Record
Student Resources in Spanish
I Survived the Attacks of September 11, 2001 Vocabulary Connections
Common Core Alignment:
L.4.4a L.4.5c L.4.6
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