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Episode 70 — Exploring the Disability Experience
|Grades||6 – 12|
|Podcast Series||Text Messages: Recommendations for Adolescent Readers
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|Original Air Date||Published February 23, 2014|
Music in this podcast is courtesy of†Scott Andrew.
Grades 9 – 12 | Lesson Plan | Unit
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.
Grades 5 – 8 | Lesson Plan | Standard Lesson
Students explore the different facets of complexity in the compelling first-person narrator in Sharon Draper's Out of My Mind.
Grades 9 – 12 | Lesson Plan | Standard Lesson
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 5 – 12 | Calendar Activity |  April 11
Students read a book from one of Draperís trilogies and then meet to discuss their book with students have read the other two books.
Grades 6 – 12 | Podcast Episode
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. Thereís something for every reader here: comic book superheroes, Civil Rights history, love stories, humorous essays, poetry, artwork, and stories of suspense.