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Episode 70 — Exploring the Disability Experience

 

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Text Messages: Recommendations for Adolescent Readers

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Grades 6 – 12
Podcast Series Text Messages: Recommendations for Adolescent Readers
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Duration 22:58
Original Air Date Published February 23, 2014

Music in this podcast is courtesy of Scott Andrew.

 

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Grades   5 – 8  |  Lesson Plan  |  Standard Lesson

Analyzing First-Person Narration in Sharon Draper's Out of My Mind

Students explore the different facets of complexity in the compelling first-person narrator in Sharon Draper's Out of My Mind.

 

Grades   4 – 8  |  Lesson Plan  |  Unit

Analyzing How Narrative Structure Generates Empathy in Wonder

This lesson builds students' understanding of empathy by defining key terms and comparing responses to characters when they are introduced by someone else, and then when they narrate the story themselves.

 

Grades   9 – 12  |  Lesson Plan  |  Standard Lesson

Exploring Disability Using Multimedia and the B-D-A Reading Strategy

History takes on new dimensions in this interactive multimedia lesson that emphasizes the B-D-A approach to research as students investigate the experiences of people with disabilities since the early 1800s.

 

Grades   9 – 12  |  Lesson Plan  |  Unit

Inclusive Stories: Teaching About Disabilities With Picture Books

Students explore disabilities in order to think critically and sensitively about them. They choose a disability to research and then create a picture book about the disability.

 

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Grades   5 – 12  |  Calendar Activity  |  April 11

Sharon Draper was born on this day in 1952.

Students read a book from one of Draper's trilogies and then meet to discuss their book with students have read the other two books.

 

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Podcast Episodes

Grades   6 – 12  |  Podcast Episode

#weneeddiversebooks

Even if they are few in number, diverse books do exist. Tune in to hear about recently-published YA titles that celebrate diversity in a range of genres. There's something for every reader here: comic book superheroes, Civil Rights history, love stories, humorous essays, poetry, artwork, and stories of suspense.

 

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