We All Fall Down: Novel Study

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Where were you when the world stopped turning that September day? Will, a ninth grade student in We All Fall Down, was at work with his father in the World Trade Center. Scholars read Will's story of the accounts told in first person. They also complete sentences using vocabulary words, answer comprehension questions, and write poems to reflect on the topic.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • Compare the novel to facts about the September 11 attacks
Classroom Considerations

  • Offers only a preview of a full novel story
  • Suggest readers use the school library or Internet resources for research
  • Contains a subject that may be sensitive to some (the 9/11 attacks on the World Trade Center)

  • Lists an extension activity
  • Discusses other disasters such as plagues and natural disasters for connection

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