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

Reading about the Deaf Perspective: Dad and Me in the Morning Guided Reading Lesson Plan

 

Summary:

This lesson revolves around the book Dad and Me and the Morning by Patricia Lakin. The book tells the short story of a boy and his dad getting up early to see the sunrise. The book is unique because the boy in the story is deaf and the book shows the different ways he and his dad communicate. It is a great example of how the disabled perspective can be brought to a story that most children can relate with. In this lesson the teacher will read the book page by page and stop on each page to have students figure out all the different ways the boy and his Dad are communicating. The students will compete to see who can find the most ways. Everything you need to teach this lesson, including the book, can be found in the lesson plan by following the link below. 

Exercise:

Dad and Me in the Morning Lesson Plan.docx

 

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Black History Month, Kindergarten, Elementary School (K-5), Grade Levels, Lesson Plans, Grade 1, Type, Reading & Writing, Grade 2, Subject

Maya Angelou

Summary:

In this read-aloud of a picture book version of Maya Angelou’s “Life Doesn’t Frighten Me”, students will learn about and discuss fear, what it means to be brave, and how to cope when feeling scared. Students will learn about Maya Angelou and selective mutism, which is an anxiety disorder that Maya Angelou experienced for 5 years during adolescence.

Exercise:

Maya Angelou.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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