Everything you need to understand or teach Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close by Jonathan Safran Foer.
Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close by Jonathan Foer looks at a precocious, psychologically scarred boy's quest to learn how his Dad died on 11 Sep. 2001 in the World Trade Center.
Nine-year old Oskar Schell lives in Manhattan with his protective Mom. Grandma across the street is his usual caretaker and confidant. Grandpa is gone and not to be discussed. Oskar's beloved Dad perished on September 11, 2001, but lives in Oskar's memory, tucking him in, telling stories, and challenging him to searches. When Oskar finds a mysterious key in Dad's closet, he begins a quixotic quest for the lock it opens, owned, he believes, by someone surnamed Black. Oskar learns many things and commits youthful faux pas, but discovers nothing about the key. He wonders why Mom lets him wander so freely, how people know his name before he gives it, and how he recruits his elderly sidekick, Mr. Black upstairs...
Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close Lesson Plans contain 144 pages of teaching material, including: