He points at the ledge we’ve been leaning on. Names. I was drawn to the holes. The water. My mind didn’t connect the markings. Names. Hundreds. Thousands of names.

Page 195, Towers Falling by Jewell Parker Rhodes

Before We Begin:

Let's start by building some background knowledge about the events that occurred on 9/11 so that we can better understand what the characters in this book experienced.

  1. Access the 3-2-1 document and record what you already know about 9/11. You will need to click on "File" and then click "Make a Copy" to edit your own copy of this document.
  2. Explore the multimedia text set. Watch the videos and read the articles.
  3. Go back to the 3-2-1 document in your Google drive and record your new thinking.
  4. Share your thinking with others by clicking on the links in the 3-2-1 document.

3-2-1 Document: Click on the box with the arrow in the top right corner of this document to expand. Then click on "File" and "Make a Copy" to edit. Add your three thoughts, 2 questions or things you are wondering about this topic and one analogy. Hint: Click on the word "Analogy" in the document if you have forgotten what that is.

Towers falling 3-2-1

Multimedia Text Set: Click on the box with the arrow in the top right corner to expand this document and explore the resources it holds.

Towers Falling MMTS

Go back to the 3-2-1 document and record your new thinking. (It's in your Google drive)

What are three new words that you now connect to this topic?

Share your thinking with other readers by clicking on the link to the Padlet below: