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PATRIOT DAY - SEPTEMBER 11 - "SIRIUS, THE HERO DOG OF 9/11" - NON-FICTION

Grade Level Grades 3-8
Resource Type Activity, Article, Handout
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This 32 page children's book, with 25 child-friendly photos, is an ideal introduction to the facts and themes surrounding the September 11, 2001 attacks on the World Trade Center. This is the true story of "Sirius," the police patrol dog who died in the Twin Towers on 9-11-01. The story is told by "Sirius" in his own words, and also recounts his friendship with his police officer partner, David, who survived the 9/11/01 terrorist attacks. This book has been used in New Jersey's 9/11 (Patriot Day) Education curriculum since 2009 (see attached letter). A song and three lesson plans are also attached.

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HML_STORY_-_SIRIUS_THE_HERO_DOG_OF_9-11_-_VERSION_12A_-_FOR_KINDLE.pdf

Activity
February 13, 2020
12.0 MB
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SIRIUS_THE_HERO_DOG_OF_9-11_-_NEW_JERSEY_COMMISSION_LETTER_TO_HANK_FELLOWS_-_12-12.pdf

Article
February 13, 2020
0.6 MB
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HML_STORY_-_SIRIUS,_THE_HERO_DOG_OF_9-11_-_LESSON_PLAN_-_GRADES_3-5.pdf

Activity
February 13, 2020
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HML_STORY_-_SIRIUS,_THE_HERO_DOG_OF_9-11_-_LESSON_PLAN_-_GRADES_4-6.pdf

Activity
February 13, 2020
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HML_STORY_-_SIRIUS,_THE_HERO_DOG_OF_9-11_-_LESSON_PLAN_-_GRADES_6-8.pdf

Activity
February 13, 2020
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HANK_FELLOWS_-_CITATION_FROM_NEW_YORK_CITY_COUNCIL_-_SEPTEMBER_2006.pdf

Handout
February 13, 2020
0.6 MB
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SIRIUS,_THE_HERO_DOG_OF_9-11_-_VOCAL_RECORDING.mp3

Activity
February 10, 2020
2.9 MB
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Read closely to determine what the text says explicitly and to make logical inferences from it; cite specific textual evidence when writing or speaking to support conclusions drawn from the text.
Determine central ideas or themes of a text and analyze their development; summarize the key supporting details and ideas.
Read and comprehend complex literary and informational texts independently and proficiently.
Read closely to determine what the text says explicitly and to make logical inferences from it; cite specific textual evidence when writing or speaking to support conclusions drawn from the text.
Determine central ideas or themes of a text and analyze their development; summarize the key supporting details and ideas.
Analyze how and why individuals, events, and ideas develop and interact over the course of a text.
Interpret words and phrases as they are used in a text, including determining technical, connotative, and figurative meanings, and analyze how specific word choices shape meaning or tone.
Analyze the structure of texts, including how specific sentences, paragraphs, and larger portions of the text (e.g., a section, chapter, scene, or stanza) relate to each other and the whole.
Assess how point of view or purpose shapes the content and style of a text.
Read and comprehend complex literary and informational texts independently and proficiently.
Apply knowledge of language to understand how language functions in different contexts, to make effective choices for meaning or style, and to comprehend more fully when reading or listening.
Read closely to determine what the text says explicitly and to make logical inferences from it; cite specific textual evidence when writing or speaking to support conclusions drawn from the text.
Determine central ideas or themes of a text and analyze their development; summarize the key supporting details and ideas.
Analyze how and why individuals, events, and ideas develop and interact over the course of a text.
Interpret words and phrases as they are used in a text, including determining technical, connotative, and figurative meanings, and analyze how specific word choices shape meaning or tone.
Assess how point of view or purpose shapes the content and style of a text.
Integrate visual information (e.g., in charts, graphs, photographs, videos, or maps) with other information in print and digital texts.
Assess how point of view or purpose shapes the content and style of a text.
Determine the central ideas or conclusions of a text; provide an accurate summary of the text distinct from prior knowledge or opinions.
Determine the central ideas or information of a primary or secondary source; provide an accurate summary that makes clear the relationships among the key details and ideas.
Explain how specific aspects of a text’s illustrations contribute to what is conveyed by the words in a story (e.g., create mood, emphasize aspects of a character or setting).

Reviews

5.0
3 Reviews
I am interested in reading your book. It sounds like a great jumping off point for discussions. I have used a different book in student teaching for younger grades. "14 Cows for America" is a great book for teaching about the basic events of 9/11 but focuses more on how people reacted to the attack. We had some great discussions in the 4th grade class I was helping.
rayw01161962_3267107
September 02, 2019
This lesson is great for students to discuss how they feel about recent issues in political and world events.
mrsjoneshardwick
September 12, 2016
Please utilize the free lesson plans for my "Sirius" book, for grades 3-5, 4-6, and 6-8, also available on my "Hank Fellows" webpage.
hankfellows
August 22, 2016
sfassold
August 18, 2016