Furry Heroes

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Pupils discover that not only humans can be heroes, but that animals can be heroes too. The spotlight of a activity about September 11, 2001, is the search and rescue dogs that bravely risked their lives to help the victims on and after the traumatic day. To get the inside scoop, class members listen to a brief reading passage, take part in a grand conversation, and complete a worksheet that encourages reading comprehension.    

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CCSS: Designed
Instructional Ideas

  • Create a large human figure out of butcher paper; fill the figure in with words and phrases that scholars come up with to answer the introduction questions 
  • Collect a variety of books that showcase animal heroes; allow learners to browse them when time permits 
  • Search school-appropriate images for addiitonal examples of search and rescue dogs
Classroom Considerations

  • Each scholar requires a copy of the worksheet 
  • Print the image in color for best results
Pros

  • The lesson plan is organized clearly and written in detail
  • The read-aloud's text is kid-friendly 
  • Recommendations for follow-up lesson plans are listed 
Cons

  • None