I am finding it particularly hard to believe that I am already preparing for September. While school has not started in our household, it is right around the corner. We are trading our swimsuits and pool bags for school clothes and backpacks. Where have the last 10 weeks gone? While jam-packed with fun, it has flown by!
Looking ahead to all the fast-paced school year brings, I am sharing some teaching resources for September. While this month tends to be loaded up with establishing routines and assessing student ability levels, it is also a time when we take time to remember a HUGE event from our American history: September 11th.
I struggled to find a resource to share what that day was like four years into my teaching career, so I created a reader’s theater and reading literature toolkit in order to help my students best understand the events of that day and the impact it had on Americans. Your students will LOVE performing this reader’s theater script and then having the opportunity to compare it to a nonfiction selection. The discussion that this resource generates it priceless.
Included in this 23-page toolkit:
- clear directions for easy implementation
- CCSS covering both ELA: RL& RI and History:R.H.4-8.4
- 7-page, 12-character reader’s theater script
- reader response questions
- context clue word work
- an informational text with reader response questions for Close Reading and compare and contrast work
- a Venn diagram for compare and contrast between the two texts
- interview questions
- research sites for student research
- research bubbles, an interactive tool for recording research
Click the image to learn more about this 23-page resource…
Best of luck navigating the start of school. Your students are excited to learn with you!