Home Feed
Home
Search
Search
Add Review, Blurb, Quote
Add
Activity
Activity
Profile
Profile
Out of My Mind
Out of My Mind | Sharon M. Draper
155 posts | 229 read | 5 reading | 88 to read
From award-winning author Sharon Draper comes Out of My Mind, the story of a brilliant girl who cannot speak or write. If there is one book teens and parents (and everyone else) should read this year, Out of My Mind should be it (Denver Post).Melody is not like most people. She cannot walk or talk, but she has a photographic memory; she can remember every detail of everything she has ever experienced. She is smarter than most of the adults who try to diagnose her and smarter than her classmates in her integrated classroomthe very same classmates who dismiss her as mentally challenged, because she cannot tell them otherwise. But Melody refuses to be defined by cerebral palsy. And shes determined to let everyone know itsomehow. In this breakthrough storyreminiscent of The Diving Bell and the Butterflyfrom multiple Coretta Scott King Award-winner Sharon Draper, readers will come to know a brilliant mind and a brave spirit who will change forever how they look at anyone with a disability.
Amazon Indiebound Barnes and Noble WorldCat Goodreads LibraryThing
Pick icon
100%
review
Rachiiebookdragon
Out of My Mind | Sharon M. Draper
Pickpick

An eye opening book.

4.5/5

blurb
sblbooks
Out of My Mind | Sharon M. Draper
post image

#middlegradeMonday @Karisimo
I don't know how I've never seen this tag before. The above is from my review, when I read this 5 years ago.

mrp27 I‘ve never seeing this tag before either! 4mo
34 likes1 stack add1 comment
review
A.R.B
Out of My Mind | Sharon M. Draper
Pickpick

I give this book a 10/10

quote
laurenkiernan
Out of My Mind | Sharon M. Draper

“Never in my life have I had a teacher tell me to be quiet because I was talking to somebody in class! It was the best feeling in the world! I felt like the rest of the kids.“

blurb
laurenkiernan
Out of My Mind | Sharon M. Draper

This book is targeted at older elementary students and middle school students. I think that this would be great for students to read because they get a different perspective from kids their age that they may not understand how they are.

review
laurenkiernan
Out of My Mind | Sharon M. Draper
Pickpick

This book follows a girl named Melody who was born with cerebral palsy and cannot walk or talk and just struggles with going through school and not feeling as if she belongs because no one truly knows her. Everyone believes that because she cannot talk she has no thoughts, but that is the complete opposite- she is thinking up a storm! Once she finally gets her “talker“ she is able to finally communicate.

review
Macey_Mitchell
Out of My Mind | Sharon M. Draper
Pickpick

This is a book about the power of language suitable for 5th-6th grade students. The story is told through the perspective of the main character, Melody Brooks. Who is a 10-year-old girl that has been diagnosed with cerebral palsy. She can't walk or talk. In the book she gets integrated into mainstream classes with other kids, overcomes her disability, gets to play on a quiz team yet finds out how judgmental and mean other kids can be.

review
LexiPrice
Out of My Mind | Sharon M. Draper
Pickpick

Out of My Mind by Sharon M. Draper is a realistic fictional novel for young adults. The narrative centers on the life of 11-year-old Melody Brooks, a child with cerebral palsy. The book delves into her inner monologue and her battles to prove her intelligence to others around her. When she is put in a special education class, she gets dissatisfied with her weak social skills. She soon has more opportunities to interact with people.

review
SophieA
Out of My Mind | Sharon M. Draper
Pickpick

Review:
It is about a girl named Melody Brooks, who is 10 years old. She has cerebral palsy and can't walk or talk. She goes to school with other kids, overcomes her disability, gets to play on a quiz team, and gets bullied.

review
ashleyn
Out of My Mind | Sharon M. Draper
post image
Pickpick

As a special education teacher I appreciate how this YA novel brings attention to how we treat people with disabilities. Although I didn't always feel the author did a great job of portraying 10 and 11 year olds, she brought light to how often neurodiverse people can be underestimated. I also liked how she highlighted how neurotypical people tend to talk about neurodiverse students like they're not even there--a major problem!!
⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
9/2023

blurb
Eggs
Out of My Mind | Sharon M. Draper
post image

“Eleven-year-old Melody is not like most people. She can‘t walk. She can‘t talk. She can‘t write. All because she has cerebral palsy. But she also has a photographic memory; she can remember every detail of everything she has ever experienced. She‘s the smartest kid in her whole school, but NO ONE knows it.” Draper writes a delicate story with just the right kind of pathos and joy—in the sequel, Melody has a new device that helps her communicate👇

Eggs …with the outside world 🌎 #WorldJumpDay #SummerSpecial 12mo
ChelseaM6010 Great covers! 🤩🧡 12mo
Eggs @ChelseaM6010 ☺️🤗 12mo
kspenmoll Great choice! 12mo
Eggs @kspenmoll Thank You 😊 12mo
58 likes2 stack adds5 comments
blurb
BriannaT
Out of My Mind | Sharon M. Draper
post image

This is one book I think everyone should read, even if it makes me ugly cry! I got it from the library when I first read it, but I took advantage of the scholastic book fair at my school to get my own copy, and the sequel!

8 likes1 stack add
review
Shannon_McKinney
Out of My Mind | Sharon M. Draper
post image
Pickpick

Read in one day, and I cried multiple times. 5/5 ⭐️

review
Amandakay
Out of My Mind | Sharon M. Draper
post image
Pickpick

Popsugar: featuring a protagonist with a disability

review
EvieBee
Out of My Mind | Sharon M. Draper
post image
Pickpick

This book is amazing! I understand why it has received so many awards and is recommended for fans of WONDER. Funny, touching and anger inducing.
I‘ve had this in my Kindle library since July of 2014! I was prompted to move on it when I saw that a long awaited sequel was released this month. Great on audio as well! Sequel tagged ⬇️. #middlegrade

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

49 likes1 stack add1 comment
review
Tera0707
Out of My Mind | Sharon M. Draper
post image
Pickpick

I absolutely loved this book! ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

blurb
Tera0707
Out of My Mind | Sharon M. Draper
post image

Picked this for my next book for my Foundations of Literacy class. Professor gave us five excellent choices, but this one was calling me. I‘ve read about 20 pages (have to stop and go to work. Boo) and I‘m already loving Melody!

kspenmoll Love this book! Enjoy! 3y
32 likes1 stack add1 comment
blurb
Tattooedteacher
Out of My Mind | Sharon M. Draper
post image

This is such a wonderful book about overcoming adversity, owning who you are, friendship, and so much more. Highly recommend this middle grade read. @megnews you might be interested in this.

Eggs This was my choice too! Unforgettable 👏🏻📚❤️ 3y
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks ❤️❤️❤️ 3y
43 likes1 stack add2 comments
blurb
Eggs
Out of My Mind | Sharon M. Draper
post image

Eleven-year-old Melody is not like most people. She can‘t walk. She can‘t talk. She can‘t write. All because she has cerebral palsy. But she also has a photographic memory; she can remember every detail of everything she has ever experienced. She‘s the smartest kid in her whole school, but NO ONE knows it...I read this many years ago and it‘s one of those unforgettable ones...
#disability #conflictedworlds @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks

KAYCEE1 Loved this book!! 3y
60 likes4 stack adds2 comments
blurb
Sdemps
Out of My Mind | Sharon M. Draper
post image

This RF, New York Times Best Seller and multiple award winning book tells the story of Melody, a girl with cerebral palsy. Eleven-year-old Melody has a photographic memory, but her teachers and doctors do not know how smart she is. Once Melody finds her voice, will she also find acceptance? The novel is a great choice for a LC. The Read Write Think website gives a deeper insight into literature circles.

Sdemps https://www.readwritethink.org/classroom-resources/lesson-plans/literature-circl...
UDL 8.3 Foster collaboration and community, and EL strategy 2 promote cooperation(small groups) are both met with using a LC for Out of My Mind. #ucflae3414sp21
(edited) 3y
emilypalkovich This book sounds super interesting, I‘ve never heard of it before. The topic is deep and sounds like it teaches about inclusion. Glad you posted about this book I will be adding this to my stack. Great post! 3y
KellyR Before this class I have never heard of this book and it sounds very interesting. I would definitely use this book in Literature Circles to have students participate in small groups and discuss inclusion. 3y
See All 7 Comments
PatriciaS Your review is wonderful and I will definitely be adding this wonderful picture book 📖 to my classroom library. Great resource for teaching acceptance, empathy, and understanding for others with disabilities and special needs students. 3y
DrSpalding Read write think is a quality resource and your universal design and English learner strategies align nicely with a literature circle/book club. If Emily had not heard of this book before she certainly has now! Will you read Out of my Heart? I will! 3y
Sdemps @DrSpalding Definitely!! 3y
DrSpalding Awesome! Let‘s compare notes in the fall!❤️📚 3y
7 likes1 stack add7 comments
review
Karissacurrier
Out of My Mind | Sharon M. Draper
post image
Pickpick

This RF, LC New York Times Best Seller is a wonderful book for students to read. This story includes themes about ableism, hope and adventure. Melody wants to show the world how smart and amazing she is, but she is barred by her inability to walk or talk due to cerebral palsy. This wonderful story follows her journey to show the world her authentic self despite the limitations she has due to her disability. Get your tissues ready!. #UCFLAE3414SP21

Karissacurrier https://www.simonandschuster.com/books/Out-of-My-Mind/Sharon-M-Draper/9781416971...

The resource provided by Simon and Schuster includes great discussion topics to use when completing a LC. The UDL principle 6.1 about guiding appropriate goal setting will allow you to effectively plan out a LC timeline and discussion. The ESOL strategy 6 about monitoring students comprehension will ensure students are effectively comprehending the book content.
3y
Tattooedteacher I‘m jot sure what grades you‘re working with but as a read aloud for third, it‘s a beautiful example of acceptance, friendship, determination. I adore this book. 3y
Karissacurrier @Tattooedteacher I absolutely love this book as well! I am a student teacher atm, but I cannot wait to share this story with my future students 🥰 3y
Tattooedteacher @Karissacurrier Feel free to stay in touch, I‘m happy to help anytime and to cheer you on. (edited) 3y
DrSpalding You and I are going to have to get back in touch when we read the sequel! Your resource provided by the publisher is excellent. Always remember to consult the author and publisher before seeking out other resources. 3y
8 likes5 comments
review
Adodd1
Out of My Mind | Sharon M. Draper
post image
Pickpick

Sharon M. Draper‘s New York Times best seller book, Out of my Mind, is truly unbelievable. The RF story of Melody is one of my most favorites since I was in elementary school. Out of my Mind is about a girl who gets the technology to finally be able to say what she has been thinking this whole time! This book would be great for LC, and can engage students to think in ways they haven‘t before. #ucflae3414sp21

Adodd1 https://onlemonlane.com/teaching/how-to-set-up-literature-circles-in-the-upper-g... this link is very helpful on how to set up your literature circles, as well as guide the students during. The UDL best fit for this would be 6.2 since this would give students guidance, but also the responsibility to plan for their assignment and reading. The EL support that would be best would be 6 and 29, allowing them to be independent with this. 3y
3 likes1 stack add1 comment
blurb
MicrobeMom
Out of My Mind | Sharon M. Draper
post image

Spending our 2nd to last day of summer vacation at the Jersey shore. It is a gorgeous day. #summervacation #summerreading #beachread

review
DKelley13
Out of My Mind | Sharon M. Draper
Pickpick

Wow! This book is amazing and teaches such valuable lessons for all-- we all have our setbacks and aspects of ourselves that aren't perfect. It's so important to see that people with disabilities may have one aspect of their body that does not work properly, but that does not mean they are not intellectual beings with wants, thoughts, and needs like all individuals. Draper points out that while life might not always be fair, it is not all bad!

review
Ameyer32
Out of My Mind | Sharon M. Draper
post image
Pickpick

Wow! A tear-Jerking RF novel, Out of My Mind by Sharon Draper, revolves around an 11 year old girl by the name of Melody. Melody is not your average girl in grade 5. She has a disability. Her disability is called Cerebral Palsy, and this causes Melody to have muscle spasms, lack of control of her body and the inability to walk. #UCFLAE3414SU20

Ameyer32 Worst of all for Melody-she can not talk! She is trapped in her mind and has so much to say but no way to say it. Melody has two desires; she wants to tell her parents how much she loves them, and she wants to fit in with her classmates at school. Many awards have been won but the most notable awards: New York Times bestseller for over three years and won Sunshine State Young Reader's Award in both the middle school and elementary categories. 4y
Ameyer32 This book would be great for LC where the class can delve deeper into the story or a great RA for after lunch or just before lunch.

I would support decoding of text, UDL 2.3 with an audio book for support while reading the text. I would also use ESOL strategy number 10, teach think-pair-share strategies.

I found a great resource on the authors website with some discussion activities. https://sharondraper.com/bookdetail.asp?id=35
(edited) 4y
DrSpalding I think the author‘s website is a wise choice. I agree that this would be an excellent read aloud or literature circle. Nice job applying information you learned in class to your posts. 4y
5 likes3 comments
review
gpraytor
Out of My Mind | Sharon M. Draper
post image
Pickpick

This RF book pacts a powerful punch. I would use this book for IR and also LC. Because if its powerful message I would love to see students first reaction what what they learned from the book through IR and come together to do LC at different times during the reading. The author is a two-time Coretta Scott King Award Winner, and this book will warm the hearts of students and adults.
#ucflae3414su20

gpraytor Using UDL Principle 3.3: guide information processing and visualization, this is key because this book may become overwhelming to some student's during the darker parts of the book. ESOL Strategy 27: highlight written materials for readability by enlarging the size print, by organizing chapters meaningfully etc. 4y
gpraytor This link is a resource for lessons, activities and more to use with the book and strategies https://www.scholastic.com/teachers/books/out-of-my-mind-by-sharon-m-draper/ 4y
Ameyer32 What a great idea to use this book for independent reading and then moving into literature circles. This book can be used in many different ways and a different reaction could be gauged based on how it is read. 4y
DrSpalding Much better detail and descriptions noted here. This book should certainly be used in your future classroom. Universal design principle 3.3 works nicely! 4y
1 like4 comments
review
dbears1
Out of My Mind | Sharon M. Draper
post image
Pickpick

“Out of my mind!” is a RF book by Sharron Draper.
It was on the New York Best Seller List for almost two years and received the Josette Frank Award. This is a great LC book; it encourages students to have thoughtful discussions and to develop a love for reading. After reading the first few chapters, I fell in love with Melody. Melody has cerebralpalsy,but through her struggles she wishes to communicate her thoughts and feelings.#ucflae3414su20

dbears1 UDL principle 8.4 and 9.3 will help students increase mastery-oriented feedback and develop self-assessment and reflection. ESOL strategy 14 allows the teacher to simplify their speech by making it slower and redundant. 4y
dbears1 The author website provides discussion questions and writing activities, that can be use in the classroom.
https://sharondraper.com/bookdetail.asp?id=35
4y
CameoD This is an amazing post all- around! Your UDL principles are well thought out, and your resource is awesome :) 4y
DrSpalding You truly can‘t do better than consulting the author in regards to activities to enhance the reading. You know you must facilitate higher order thinking skills when students are discussing the book and this resource would help you do that. Well done. 4y
3 likes4 comments
review
hadassajl
Out of My Mind | Sharon M. Draper
post image
Pickpick

This book was 100% a lovely read. It made me reconsider some of my own actions and beliefs towards those who are differently-abled. I feel like everyone could benefit from this fantastic book. One thing I will note, is that I liked how Draper purposefully left out racial descriptors for Melody and all the characters so that everyone can empathize a little bit better. Definitely recommend!

1 like1 stack add
review
Hannacallaham
Out of My Mind | Sharon M. Draper
post image
Pickpick

I loved this book a lot. It had such a great and unique way to tell this story. It is a great read for those who need help with acceptance and over all just a great book. It really triggers emotions. It is a realistic fiction novel and a New York Times best seller. I would use the Literature circle teaching strategy because it‘s such a great novel and would be great for triggering conversation and learning

Hannacallaham For this book, I would use the following ESOL strategies: 29. Offer a variety of reference materials at the students instructional level for independent use and 30. Encourage the use of diagrams and drawings as aids yo identify concepts and seeing relationships 4y
Hannacallaham For UDL I would use 7.1 optimize choice and autonomy and 8.3 foster collaboration and community 4y
1 like3 comments
blurb
Ashley_B
Out of My Mind | Sharon M. Draper
post image

This RF novel is a MUST READ, it was the NY Times Best Seller for almost two years, and I understand why! Out of my Mind is based off the main character, Melody, whom has Cerebral Palsy. While everyone thinks she stupid, she‘s smarter than them all, but she isn‘t able to express that until she has her new—high tech—computer that helps her finally communicate just a little. I think this book would be great in a LC in the classroom. #UCFLAE3414SP20

Ashley_B ESOL strategy 4 (Link lesson topic to students‘ prior knowledge) & UDL 3.2 (Highlight patterns, critical features, big ideas, and relationships)

http://sharondraper.com/bookdetail.asp?id=35
4y
DrSpalding You saw that this could be an amazing literature circle or read aloud option in your future classroom. You are highlighting English learner and universal design principles but are not linking them to the resource you selected. Going straight to the author website is excellent! 4y
3 likes2 comments
review
CocaNicola
Out of My Mind | Sharon M. Draper
Mehso-so

Just ok. My kids loved it though.

review
annalor
Out of My Mind | Sharon M. Draper
post image
Pickpick

This book would be good for SR. It can help students see the world from a different perspective and gain a better understanding for those who are disabled. The struggles the young MC goes through for acceptance can also be relatable for students. Resource: https://www.scholastic.com/teachers/blog-posts/kriscia-cabral/teaching-out-my-mi...
I would use ESOL strategy 6. I would ask frequent comprehension questions to make sure students understand...

annalor important themes. I would use UDL strategy 6.3. This is a book with which I would provide my students with more information on cerebral palsy and real life examples of people with it. 4y
VictoriaG I read this book and was fully immersed in Melody‘s story! It‘s a great way to teach on people who are different than us but still can accomplish so much and be amazing citizens in society! 4y
LizzettM This book was a great LC read! The ending was hard to handle but it reminded me that not all book end in happy endings😭 I wish they did though! 4y
3 likes4 comments
quote
Emma_Barcena
Out of My Mind | Sharon M. Draper
post image

“When I sleep, I dream. And in my dreams I can do anything... When I wake up in the morning, it‘s always sort of a letdown as reality hits me.”

Emma_Barcena The genre of this book is RF. This book is a New York Times bestseller and a Sunshine State Young Reader. This text should be used as a LC and this resource can be used to learn more about the text itself, and for the students to learn more about the author and her purpose in writing the story.

http://sharondraper.com/bookdetail.asp?id=35
4y
Emma_Barcena The UDL Principles 8.3 & 7.1 will be used with this text and teaching strategy as there will collaboration and community and choice and autonomy will be included. EL 2 & 10 will be used with these UDL Principles as they promote cooperation and they use pair and share strategies in small groups. #UCFLAE3414su20 (edited) 4y
ashleyshugars Emma, just by reading that short quote, you YANKED my attention! Such a powerful quote to represent this book, I already want to read it! I love your UDL strategy 8.3! Although I‘ve never read this, I can tell just by the small piece of information that these go hand in hand. 4y
DrSpalding I agree that the quotes are attention-getting. This should be a book you use as a literature circle option. Going straight to the author is a wise choice 4y
6 likes4 comments
blurb
VictoriaG
Out of My Mind | Sharon M. Draper
post image

Out of my Mind by Sharon Draper is a RF book that pulls at the heart strings. The story is about 11 year old Melody with Cerebral palsy and overcoming the struggles in her life. This book would be great for LC in the class as students can read an amazing #1 NY times best seller. This book is great for UDL 3.2 highlighting critical features and ESOL 4, by incorporating students prior knowledge of cerebral palsy. #ucflae3414sp20

VictoriaG When looking at sharondraper.com I was able to find some awesome study guide topics questions that can be used in the literature circles or in GR. 4y
charlotteclancy Hi Victoria! I just reviewed a book from Sharon Draper as well! She has super awesome books that work so well for LC groups. I am interested in reading more of her books and hoping to give this one a read soon! 4y
DrSpalding I like the idea of guided reading with this particular text. Excellent job going straight to the author as she does have fabulous resources to best implement this book in your classroom. 4y
4 likes3 comments
review
LizzettM
Out of My Mind | Sharon M. Draper
post image
Pickpick

This RF book is a strong read for LC. Which is why I needed my reading buddy with me(: Throughout the story you learn about an 11 year old girl battling to show the world that she herself is like everyone else. Except she is not able to talk or walk. This book won the Josette Frank Award.

LizzettM UDL principle used is (3.2) highlight critical features. In the story there are many important topics to discuss in the literature circles. EL 4, could be incorporated by using the students prior knowledge.
http://sharondraper.com/bookdetail.asp?id=35
#ucflae3414sp20
4y
DrSpalding A brief post. Your reading buddy is adorable. Using Sharon Draper‘s website is a smart move. This book certainly is an excellent literature circle option or read aloud in your intermediate classroom. 4y
2 likes2 comments
review
bernadette
Out of My Mind | Sharon M. Draper
post image
Pickpick

Eight 5th graders unanimously recommended this book to me. This is a great middle grade novel about a 5th grade girls named Melody who has cerebral palsy. She is bright, gifted with a photographic memory, and no one knows because she needs assistance to eat, speak, move - until she gets a meditalker and qualifies for the school quizbowl team. The book ends not so sweetly but Melody is winning throughout.

blurb
Jennymmm
Out of My Mind | Sharon M. Draper
post image

F and LC book. This book can open conversations about discrimination, differences, respect, courage, bullying, feelings, judgment, and so on. The theme of the book is Empowerment. It is the story of Melody, a brilliant 10-year-old girl, trap in her own body, wanting to say and express so many things but unable to do it. It is heartbreaking, but at the same time, it inspires greatness. She never gave up and found a way to be heard.

Jennymmm UDL 8.3 Foster colaboration and community and ESOL strategy # 6 continue monitoring student comprehension.

Awards: New York Time best seller book for 2 years, Josette Frank, IRA Teachers' Choice Book and a 2011 IRA Young Adult's Choice.

Full list of awards and more information can be found in this website
http://sharondraper.com/bookdetail.asp?id=35
#ucflae3414sp20
4y
Keishla.O I can‘t wait to read this book. It touched on important topics that you g readers should be exposed to. Thanks for sharing! 4y
HappyMaddy I really enjoyed this book. This is very eye opening for students to learn about acceptance for others with a disability. Also a great example of the harm of bullying & judging others to promote a healthy learning environment & developing community. 4y
See All 7 Comments
LizzettM I am currently reading this book and I love it! The message within this story is so important. BTW I love your image❤️ 4y
hadassajl Wow, Jenny. This book sounds like an amazing read, will definitely be added to my library! 4y
DrSpalding Beautiful image and you highlighted just a few of the themes that can be discussed in this book. This is one that all teacher candidates should read. 4y
7 likes2 stack adds7 comments
blurb
bibliobliss
Out of My Mind | Sharon M. Draper
post image

• New #AuthorAMonth #challenge ⬆️⬆️ Shouldn't be too hard, as I'm prepared to start "The Underground Railroad" by Colson Whitehead for #BlackHistoryMonth ? •

#new #challenges #TBR #upnext #readinggoals #readingchallenges #goals #games #fiction #novels #history #historicalfiction #bestlaidplans

blurb
bibliobliss
Out of My Mind | Sharon M. Draper
post image

• Quite busy already this year!! Just a few #challenges I'm attempting for 2020 😬 •

#goals #games #booklove #bookcrazy #readinggoals #inprogress #LitsyLove #friends

blurb
Reee
Out of My Mind | Sharon M. Draper
post image

Out of my mind is a great book, it talks about a girl, Melody brooks who has a disease where it paralyzes her legs and she can only move several parts of her body. She is a very intelligent person despite her limits, but for her she doesn't think she's any different from other people.
Date started: 10/15/16 re read:10/22/19
Date ended: 11/1/16
Why I chose it: It talks about many aspects of life and even if you have limits, you can still do more.

review
Lrobertson
Out of My Mind | Sharon M. Draper
post image
Pickpick

Written by Sharon M Draper, this RF book follows that life of and 11 years old with Cerebal Palsy names Melody Brooks. This book coming from Melody's perspective, you get to feel what it's like to have all these words and thoughts in your head, yet you can‘t speak! This is a great book for IR! Scholastic has a great resource for this book as well! https://www.scholastic.com/teachers/blog-posts/kriscia-cabral/teaching-out-my-mi... #ucflae3414f19

Lrobertson UDL 2.1: Clarify vocabulary and symbols and ESOL Strategy 16: Integrate speaking, listening, reading and writing activities 5y
karlasanabria1 This book sounds like an amazing read for everyone in general. Great job in choosing a book that highlights a community that isn‘t usually represented in the media. Your UDL Guideline and ESOL Strategy seem very well chosen according to your description of the book. 5y
kradebaugh I work in an ESE classroom and I work with a young boy everyday. Who would talk the work to death if he could. I think I would love to read this book. 5y
DrSpalding I believe all teachers should read this book. Excellent job aligning universal design and English learner strategies. (edited) 5y
4 likes1 stack add4 comments
review
TristanPool
Out of My Mind | Sharon M. Draper
post image
Pickpick

RF novel, Out of My Mind by Sharon M. Draper follows the story of an 11 year old girl named Melody Brooks who was born with Cerebral Palsy. Doing everything possible to live a normal lifestyle, Melody is on quest to fight to get her wishes despite her inability to communicate or move. This book would be best in a LC as students understand the importance of looking through a separate individual‘s “window.” #UCFLAE3414F19

TristanPool UDL 8.3 with EL 5 are paired best with this RF novel as students build an understanding of specific abilities many people are made to deal with around them. Scholastic provides a detailed BDA reading lesson where students are able to actively communicate with the teacher and peers on their viewpoint and take-away from the main plot of the story. https://www.scholastic.com/teachers/blog-posts/kriscia-cabral/teaching-out-my-mi...
5y
DrSpalding I am a firm believer that all teachers should read this book. Scholastic is a high-quality resource! The before during and after activities are considered best practice and something you can use as a model for other lessons. 5y
4 likes2 comments
review
alexblanco
Out of My Mind | Sharon M. Draper
post image
Pickpick

Out of My Mind is a RF by Sharon M. Draper. It won multiple awards, some being Bank Street Best Book of the Year, Maud Hart Lovelace Book Award, and ILA Young Adult Choices. It‘s such an inspirational story about a 5th grade student named Melody who has cerebral palsy. She can‘t walk or talk but she‘s one of the most brilliant kids in her class. Everyone looks at her different because she‘s “disabled” except for her family, Mrs. V, and Catherine.

alexblanco She decided to try out for the Whiz Kids competition and everyone doubted her, even Mr. Dimming. She ended up getting the highest score and made the team. Once they got to nationals and had to fly to D.C., she was left behind and couldn‘t compete. Ironically, they won 9th place. They tried to give Melody the trophy but she laughed and said she didn‘t want it and that they deserve it. 5y
alexblanco A teaching strategy I would use in my class for this book would be LC. I think that would be a good way for students to connect with the book and their peers. #ucflae3414f19
One UDL strategy I would use would be to highlight patterns, critical features, big ideas, and relationships. I think this would work best because it‘s a upcoming topic and a big thing that‘s getting more noticed so it‘s important that to highlight it.
5y
alexblanco One ESOL strategy I would use would be to promote cooperation (small groups). I think with reading a novel, it is important to incorporate small groups. It can benefit the readers and the other peers. 5y
See All 11 Comments
alexblanco A standard I would use for this book would be “determine a central idea of a text and how it is conveyed through particular details; provide a summary of the text distinct from personal opinions or judgement.” https://www.cpalms.org/Public/PreviewStandard/Preview/5990
5y
haleyklein I just finished Blended so to hear about another one of her books being a hit makes me excited to dive into more of her novels!! I love the standard you applied to this as well! Thank you for your post!! 5y
KevinKantola I love your analysis of this book! 👍 5y
ArianaG Just finished reading this and it was honestly amazing!!!! Haven‘t read anything like this in so long and I missed that feeling from a book! Great post, excellent book! 5y
CPettersen I really want to read this book now! Great post! 5y
ccipriati I like the UDL strategies that you picked out 5y
Lrobertson The book that made me cry! This book is great for your UDL! Definitely a book to get students talking and seeing that just because someone looks different or may not be able to speak does not mean they are all that different from us! 5y
DrSpalding So many peers enjoy your posts! Nice work Ms. Blanco. I believe all teachers should read this particular title! 5y
7 likes11 comments
review
BRaulerson
Out of My Mind | Sharon M. Draper
post image
Pickpick

Out of my mind is a great novel if you enjoy realistic fiction. It is written by Sharon M Draper and has won the Coretta Scott King award. This story gives you great insight into the mind of a child who cannot speak, write, or walk. It would be a great story to use as a LC or even IR. This link http://www.readwritethink.org/classroom-resources/lesson-plans/analyzing-first-p... is a lesson plan that focus‘ on analyzing

rather_be_reading welcome to litsy 📚☕📚 @LitsyWelcomeWagon 5y
LitsyWelcomeWagon Welcome to Litsy! Here are links to #Litsytips: http://bit.ly/litsytips and #LitsyHowTo videos: goo.gl/UrCpoU. There‘s lots of fun things to do: book exchanges, buddy reads, photo challenges and more! @litsywelcomewagon 5y
BRaulerson first person narration.

The ESOL strategy I would use would be 6. Continually monitor students‘ comprehension. This story is so much of a relatable and real life story, students should be able to connect to the story, while using the UDL strategy: highlight patterns, critical features, big ideas, and relationships. Focusing on those main ideas and relationships while monitoring their comprehension with the story will be very beneficial.
#UCFLAE3
5y
DrSpalding I believe all teachers should read this book! You can use it as a literature circle option but obviously as a read aloud or independent read as well. Your # is incorrect here. 5y
7 likes4 comments
review
Tracey3
Out of My Mind | Sharon M. Draper
post image
Pickpick

Fourth and final summer reading book for my new fifth grade class. I actually read it before, but decided I needed a refresher. I love this story about a girl with cerebral palsy who is genius level smart. She suffers because she can‘t easily communicate with others. Through bravery and determination, she opens lines of communication and sparks up during her inclusion classes. This book also makes me very angry!!!!!!

Buechersuechtling I am puzzled. I am so pretty sure that I also read and loved this book but I can‘t find it in my Litsy-journal … 😟 5y
6 likes1 comment
quote
ForeverReader
Out of My Mind | Sharon M. Draper
post image

"From the time I was really little- maybe just a few months old- words were like sweet, liquid gifts and I drank them like lemonade. I could almost taste them."

4 likes1 stack add
review
DezireeLara
Out of My Mind | Sharon M. Draper
post image
Pickpick

Reading this awesome RF novel in class for LC was great. I loved this book and will definitely use this in my classroom if I teach 3rd grade and up. The book tells about a girl with cerebral palsy who is smarter than everyone once thought. Read about her crazy story and you‘ll feel all the emotions along with the character. https://www.episcopalacademy.org/uploaded/Academics/MS/6th_Grade_-_Study_Questio... these discussion...

DezireeLara Questions are great for your LCs. UDL: 3.3, 2.1, 2.2 ESOL: 20, 15, 44 #ucflae3414su19 5y
Myiab Absolutely loved this book! It‘s such a good read. Great resource with discussion questions! 5y
Kcompton2912 This book is absolutely fabulous and has so much to teach our students. Doing a LC or a RA would be very beneficial for the students. The students especially need time to ask questions and have a discussion. 5y
Dylanburgett I‘ve heard nothing but great things about this fantastic novel. 5y
DrSpalding More detail needed in your summary. It is an awesome book! Use it! 5y
6 likes5 comments