Elementary teachers looking for lesson plans and activities for The Man Who Walked Between the Towers will find this post helpful. It includes resource recommendations, free teaching ideas, and information about the book. You’ll have everything you need to deliver engaging interactive read aloud lessons based on this story.
With themes of perseverance/grit and bravery, this The Man Who Walked Between the Towers picture book by Mordicai Gerstein is a favorite in 1st, 2nd and 3rd grade classrooms. It will be a big hit in your classroom too! Learn more about this book below!
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THE MAN WHO WALKED BETWEEN THE TOWERS SUMMARY
The Man Who Walked Between the Towers tells the story of Philippe, a street performer who walked on a wire between the twin towers in New York City. Philippe loved to ride a unicycle and juggle fiery torches, but his true passion was walking and dancing on a rope between two trees. One day, he looked at the towers and thought that the space between them would be a perfect place to walk across a wire. He disguised himself and friends as construction workers, and snuck into the towers to set up the rope. After a long night of preparation, Philippe walks out onto the wire. The people below are amazed at this man walking across the wire, but the police arrest him when he gets off. A judge sentences him to perform for children, and Philippe continues to spend his time doing what he loves.
THE MAN WHO WALKED BETWEEN THE TOWERS LESSON PLAN IDEAS
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We found this book was especially good at teaching the topics listed below.
READING COMPREHENSION QUESTIONS
The text-based The Man Who Walked Between the Towers reading comprehension questions focus on:
- making predictions
- identifying genre
- point of view
- analyzing character
- analyzing setting
- ask and answer questions
- author’s purpose
LITERATURE-BASED SOCIAL EMOTIONAL LEARNING LESSONS
We found this story to be a great SEL picture book to promote:
GRAMMAR, VOCABULARY & WORD STUDY
- proper nouns
- action verbs
- types of sentences
THE MAN WHO WALKED BETWEEN THE TOWERS ACTIVITIES
You’ll receive all of the following resources aligned to the story:
- comprehension questions
- 30 writing prompts with themed paper
- vocabulary activities
- word study print & go activities
- ideas for grammar lessons with focus sentence printables
- social emotional learning discussion topics
- graphic organizers to target specific comprehension skills and strategies
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BOOK INFO FOR ELEMENTARY TEACHERS
What are the reading levels for The Man Who Walked Between the Towers?
- Lexile® Measure: AD480L
- Guided Reading Level: Q
- DRA Level: 40
- Accelerated Reader Level (ARC): 3.7
Who is the author? Who is the illustrator?
The book was written by Mordicai Gerstein. It was illustrated by Mordicai Gerstein.
What genre is The Man Who Walked Between the Towers?
How many pages are in the book?
The story is 44 pages long.