Subway Story by Julia Sarcone-Roach

 

Schema: subways, barrier reefs

Text-to-Self Connections: being afraid

Personification: The subway is personified and shares her feelings of fear about being discarded, but when she realizes she has a new purpose with all the fishes she is happy.

Compare and Contrast: The ocean floor is dark like the subway tunnels, but different because the subway tunnel is not under water.
What an interesting story told from the point of view of an historical subway car and man made barrier reefs. After being repaired as much as possible, the subway is deconstructed and transported to the ocean floor. The author includes a note about other man made reefs and how they help the ocean and people who fish nearby. The author includes a note about man made barrier reefs.

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