An "Unusual" Survivor's Story

Little Red, the doll that serves as the mascot for Chances for Children, the Duchess of York's children's charity, was found in the rubble of the 9/11 attacks on the Twin Towers. Young writers assume Little Red's voice and develop a narrative of the events of the day.

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CCSS: Designed
Instructional Ideas

  • Create a gallery exhibit of the images and the stories
Classroom Considerations

  • The activity assumes protocols are in place for the safe and respectful discussion of highly emotional topics
Pros

  • The five-page resource includes links to the 9/11 Memorial website, directions for the writing assignment, and extension activities
Cons

  • NO rubric for the narrative is included