Language Arts, Anti-Bullying, Kindergarten, Elementary School (K-5), Grade Levels, Lesson Plans, Grade 1, Type, Grade 2, Subject, Social Studies, Grade 3, Grade 4, Grade 5

The Sneetches

Summary:

 Students will read/watch the story of The Sneetches by Dr. Seuss. Students will think about prejudice and bullying. Students will learn that differences are not a bad thing and that no one should have to change to please others.

Exercise:

The Sneetches.docx

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Language Arts, Elementary School (K-5), Grade Levels, Lesson Plans, Type, Reading & Writing, Grade 2, Activities/Games, Subject

Hello Goodbye Dog: Reading about Service/Therapy Dogs and their Important Jobs

Image Description: Book Cover. Large red, yellow and green text “Hello Goodbye Dog” A dog is up on it’s hind legs putting its front paws on the lap of a girl in a wheelchair with a book on her lap and more books on the floor. The floor is black and white diamond tiles.

Summary:

Students read Hello Goodbye Dog by Maria Gianferrari and read a short article about how a shelter dog helped a boy with epilepsy to live a safer and more fulfilling life.

Lesson Plan:

Hello Goodbye Dog.docx

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Language Arts, Grade Levels, Lesson Plans, Type, Exercises, Reading & Writing, Grade 11, High School (9-12), Activities/Games, Subject, Social Studies, Grade 12

Stella Young TED Talk Discussion Guide for High School and Young Adults

 Image from ted.com 

[Image description]  Stella Young in her power chair camera is looking up at her. She is blonde hair, a small microphone and a black and white striped shirt. She is smiling looking away from the camera. Her fists are balled up. 

Summary:

From YouTube description: “Stella Young is a comedian and journalist who happens to go about her day in a wheelchair — a fact that doesn’t, she’d like to make clear, automatically turn her into a noble inspiration to all humanity. In this very funny talk, Young breaks down society’s habit of turning disabled people into “inspiration porn.”” Students will watch the video and process why disabled people are often thought to be inspirational for achieving very ordinary things. This inspiration is actually pity in disguise and discuss the implications for that idea. Students will reflect on their own perceptions of disability and how it aligns with the thoughts shared in the TED video.

SAS Standards: CC.1.5.9-10.A, CC.1.5.11-12.B

Lesson Plan: 

Stella Young TED Talk Discussion Guide.docx

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Language Arts, Anti-Bullying, Grade 6, Grade Levels, Grade 7, Middle School (6-8), Type, Exercises, Reading & Writing, Grade 8, Activities/Games, Subject, Projects

Out of my Mind Discussion Guide for Middle School Students

[Image description]  Book cover with a fish bowl  and a gold fish jumping out of the bowl. Blue background with white text Out of my Mind Sharon M. Draper Coretta Scott King Award winning author. 

Summary:

Out of My Mind is narrated by a girl with cerebral palsy who’s very intelligent but unable to express herself verbally or physically. When Melody is integrated into some general classes at school, many kids are purposely mean; others, including teachers, are cruel through their assumptions that Melody is incapable of understanding them. With the help of her parents and some supportive friends and teachers, Melody acquires a machine that allows her to communicate better than she ever has before (Common Sense Media). At last Melody has a voice… but not everyone around her is ready to hear it (Draper, 2010). This book discussion guide can also be adapted into a full assignment if that is more applicable for your student group.

Lesson Plan: 

Book Discussion Guide for Out of My Mind by Sharon Draper.docx

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Language Arts, Anti-Bullying, Elementary School (K-5), Grade Levels, Lesson Plans, Type, Reading & Writing, Subject, Grade 4, Grade 5

El Deafo! A Theatrical Unit

[Image description] Book cover for “El Deafo” by Cece Bell. El deafo is flying in the sky wearing a red cape. She has large ears like a bunny. She wears long wire hearing aids. The wire of one of her hearing aids makes up the words “El Deafo” in cursive.

Summary:

This lesson is a unit of 9 classes. “El Deafo” is a graphic novel about a young girl, Cece, who becomes deaf in elementary school. The book highlights how she adjusts to her new life as she navigates her new hearing aids, communication, teachers and friendships. In each class students will read the parts of each character like they are reading for a play rehearsal. Encourage students to really embody their characters, gesturing, facial expressions and standing up (if possible). This lesson encourages students to feel empathy because each discussion highlights the feelings of characters. Each class is split up into a discussion and a reading.

Lesson Plan:

ElDeafo Unit.googledoc

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