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A Quilt of A Country

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Stephanie Bernardes

on 18 September 2014

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Transcript of A Quilt of A Country

A Quilt of A Country
DO NOW: 9/11
Write Down Everything that you know about 9/11. It can be the facts that you know and/or experiences that you have heard from others.
OBJ & Agenda
Opening Up the Unit

Thoughts on what the unit will be on
Cold Read
I will read the first 2 pages. As you follow along, annotate and focus on how the details in the text support the idea of America as "an improbable idea"
Reread the first 2 pages on your own. Write a 1-2 sentence summary for the first 2 paragraphs and a 1-2 sentence summary for the last 2 paragraphs.

Class Read
First Paragraph


Background on 9/11
STOP AND Discuss:

Reread lines 1-13 & identify 2 ideas that readers can expect Quindlen to develop in the text.


Reread the last paragraph. What is Quindlen suggesting with all of the rhetorical questions.

1 Thing that you learned today


1 Question that you still have

Interview someone who remembers 9/11.
Write a journal entry as if you were that person on 9/11.
What did you do? How did you feel? How has it changed you?
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