Ground Zero, by Alan Gratz, Body Biography Project Bundle, For Print and Digital For Print and Digital is filled with all you need to teach and promote the amazing characters from the poignant and relevant novel. Your students will experience the unique approach of using a collaborative poster, Alan Gratz’s novel, Ground Zero, textual evidence, research, and the body biography project!
September 11, 2021, marks the 20th anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks. The book takes young readers through the events of that day, particularly at the World Trade Center. The book also introduces the 1993 World Trade Center bombing. The book’s other main character is a young girl living in Afghanistan, living her daily life in fear and the hopes for a peaceful and free life.
** Ground Zero Body Biography Bundle now includes the digital body biography file. Includes Google Slides for blended learning and distance learning**
This project can be used any time of the year. The project bundle includes 7 characters from Alan Gratz’s Ground Zero. Give your students a relevant and modern experience while promoting the 4 C’s and achievement. Leave the body biographies up all year long! I adapted the body biography concept to align with citing textual evidence, character traits, research, and inference skills.
Includes 2 choices:
★ each poster is a character from the novel. Featuring fun but mature images- appealing to all grades. Black and white/line art for your students to add color and design.
★ The poster is 32 inches high by 10 inches wide. It requires 4 pages each.
★ Reflection Questions for group work
★ Bonus – characterization pre-planning sheets for each character!
★ Student handout that explains each part of the body biography project (there are 12 parts).
★ The teacher set up directions, learning objective/learning outcomes, background, tips, and CCSS
★ Complete answer key!
Here is your list:
**Complete answer key for both characters!
What’s the Student Objective?
•Review what is supportive evidence.
•Define the literary term “character trait” and explore how to provide details that support their inferences (apply this skill similar to exploring a fictional text).
•Use the novel, class notes, and web resources to research the character (subject), then cite evidence to find accurate and descriptive word choice.
•Fill out the Ground Zero Body Biography graphic organizer/poster.
Group work should promote:
•Intellectual understanding, abilities, and skills.
•Communication, cooperation, and teamwork skills such as planning. management, leadership, and peer support.
•Personal growth (increased self-esteem and self-confidence).
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Directions are clear and explicit.
Danielle Knight Copyright 2021