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Out of My Mind
Out of My Mind | Sharon M. Draper
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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.
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BriannaT
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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!

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

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Amandakay
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Popsugar: featuring a protagonist with a disability

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EvieBee
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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

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I absolutely loved this book! ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

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Tera0707
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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! 1y
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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 👏🏻📚❤️ 2y
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks ❤️❤️❤️ 2y
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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!! 2y
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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
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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! 2y
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. 2y
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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. 2y
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! 2y
Sdemps @DrSpalding Definitely!! 2y
DrSpalding Awesome! Let‘s compare notes in the fall!❤️📚 2y
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Karissacurrier
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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.
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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. 2y
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 🥰 2y
Tattooedteacher @Karissacurrier Feel free to stay in touch, I‘m happy to help anytime and to cheer you on. (edited) 2y
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. 2y
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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. 2y
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Spending our 2nd to last day of summer vacation at the Jersey shore. It is a gorgeous day. #summervacation #summerreading #beachread

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DKelley13
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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!

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Ameyer32
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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. 3y
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
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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. 3y
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gpraytor
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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.
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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. 3y
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/ 3y
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. 3y
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! 3y
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“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. 3y
dbears1 The author website provides discussion questions and writing activities, that can be use in the classroom.
https://sharondraper.com/bookdetail.asp?id=35
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CameoD This is an amazing post all- around! Your UDL principles are well thought out, and your resource is awesome :) 3y
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. 3y
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hadassajl
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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!

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Hannacallaham
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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 3y
Hannacallaham For UDL I would use 7.1 optimize choice and autonomy and 8.3 foster collaboration and community 3y
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Ashley_B
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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
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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! 3y
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CocaNicola
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Just ok. My kids loved it though.

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annalor
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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. 3y
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! 3y
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! 3y
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“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
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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) 3y
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. 3y
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 3y
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VictoriaG
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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. 3y
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! 3y
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. 3y
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LizzettM
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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
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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. 3y
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bernadette
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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.

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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
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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! 3y
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. 3y
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LizzettM I am currently reading this book and I love it! The message within this story is so important. BTW I love your image❤️ 3y
hadassajl Wow, Jenny. This book sounds like an amazing read, will definitely be added to my library! 3y
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. 3y
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#new #challenges #TBR #upnext #readinggoals #readingchallenges #goals #games #fiction #novels #history #historicalfiction #bestlaidplans

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

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

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Reee
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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.

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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 3y
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. 3y
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. 3y
DrSpalding I believe all teachers should read this book. Excellent job aligning universal design and English learner strategies. (edited) 3y
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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...
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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. 3y
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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. 3y
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.
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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. 3y
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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
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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!! 3y
KevinKantola I love your analysis of this book! 👍 3y
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! 3y
CPettersen I really want to read this book now! Great post! 3y
ccipriati I like the UDL strategies that you picked out 3y
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! 3y
DrSpalding So many peers enjoy your posts! Nice work Ms. Blanco. I believe all teachers should read this particular title! 3y
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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 3y
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 3y
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.
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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. 3y
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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 … 😟 3y
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"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."

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DezireeLara
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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 4y
Myiab Absolutely loved this book! It‘s such a good read. Great resource with discussion questions! 4y
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. 4y
Dylanburgett I‘ve heard nothing but great things about this fantastic novel. 4y
DrSpalding More detail needed in your summary. It is an awesome book! Use it! 4y
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Wow! This book was AMAZING! This RF novel Out of my Mind by Sharon Draper is a book you shouldn‘t leave unread. 11 yr old Melody has never spoken a word in her life. She is full of excitement, knowledge and would blow you away with her sense of humor, if she could only be heard. Read to find out some of her biggest obstacles. This activity has children communicate using a communication board just like Melody in the story. It would incorporate..

Bshelton27 UDL strategy 5.2(use multiple tools for construction and composition) and EL strategy 2( promote cooperation in small groups). https://bookunitsteacher.com/wp/?p=3316 #ucflae3414su19 4y
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Kcompton2912
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This AMAZING RF novel is a fantastic independent read for all of your students! Melody is a young girl with CP who can not speak and is in a wheelchair. Though she can‘t speak, Melody has a LOT to say! One day she gets the ability for everyone to hear what‘s on her mind, and they won‘t be ready for it! This NY times bestseller can be used with this discussion guide and writing activities found on the author‘s website.

Kcompton2912 http://sharondraper.com/bookdetail.asp?id=35 The UDL principle 7.1, optimize individual choice and autonomy, and the ELL strategy 9, teach note-taking strategies: T-lists, time lines etc, work well with this novel in an IR setting with the discussion questions. #UCFLAE3414SU19 (edited) 4y
DMoux Really want to pick up this book! Love the idea of using T-lists and time lines while reading to help guide answers for discussion questions. Also, really enjoyed the article you linked with all the Q & A about the book! Great insight! 4y
DrSpalding Utilizing the author‘s website is wise. She is fantastic and so is this book. I would recommend reading Blended next! It‘s her most recent novel. 4y
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?️ Movie Alert?️Sharon Draper's "Out of my Mind" hitting a theater near you! Well deserved, she is extremely underrated

LitsyWelcomeWagon Welcome to Litsy! Hope these #Litsytips by @RaimeyGallant http://bit.ly/litsytips and #LitsyHowTo videos: goo.gl/UrCpoU are helpful. There‘s so many fun things to do: book exchanges, buddy reads, photo challenges and more! #LitsyWelcomeWagon 4y
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This RF novel written by Sharon Draper is a great read for a literature circle in the classroom. Melody is a young girl who has Cerebral Palsy and can‘t talk, or walk. Her family is there to support her and believe that she can achieve great things. Find out how Melody competes on the schools quiz team and how smart she actually is. I think the class can learn a lot about inclusion and accepting everyone around them with this book. #UCFLAE3414SU19

Macker11 I think the class can relate to UDL 4.2 optimize access to tools and assistive technologies. The class can spend some time using a board like Melody and try to communicate only using what is given to them. Also, this relates to ESOL #18, TPR - student actions. https://www.scholastic.com/teachers/blog-posts/kriscia-cabral/teaching-out-my-mi... this resource has great advice for before, during and after reading this book in a classroom! 4y
britt_brooke Such a perfect photo! 4y
Bshelton27 I really like your UDL strategy. It‘s crazy what a turn around Melody has as soon as she has a voice and can finally be heard. It‘s almost like everyone doesn‘t know how to act! Love the picture!!! 4y
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DeannaP This is an amazing book and amazing photo! I love how your activity is from scholastic and contains information on what to do before, during, and reading that book! 4y
Kcompton2912 I love your class a activity with the boards. It can really help students who do not have any experience with a communication board see what it is like first hand. Helping them work with classmates in the future that do use communication boards. 4y
BeverlyMel loved this book! 4y
gabbymartin @Macker11 This is the perfect background for this book and I haven‘t even read it! I like the website you posted with this, it gives a really good outline for discussions when reading this book with our students in the classroom. Love this! 4y
fquadri I love the idea of incorporating technology while conducting a lesson plan with this book. That will definitely engage students and make them want to participate in activities willingly. The message that this book gives off seems very inspirational and I will be looking into it. Thanks for sharing! 4y
DMoux Such a creative picture! This book sounds so interesting; inclusion is definitely something that needs to be implemented in the classroom more and more! The article also seems useful to scaffold discussion in the classroom. Great job! 4y
Summerm Wow, this book sounds very interesting! I love the photography you used to convey the meaning behind this book! 4y
BooknerdsLife I‘ve heard great things about this book but haven‘t gotten to it yet🙈 & what a lovely photo 😍 4y
DrSpalding Now that we know it is going to be a movie at some point, I am even more excited that you took the time to read this one. Excellent resource! Being that it is about a student with special needs, this book automatically aligns with universal design principles and English learner strategies. 4y
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Out Of My Mind, a RF novel written by Sharon Draper, is an awesome book for students to get wrapped up with for IR. This book has won many awards like YR and SS and was also on the NYTBS list. This book does a great job in teaching students that you really can‘t judge a person by how they look on the outside. (Cont.) #ucflae3414su19

galacticbees (Cont.) UDL strategy 3.3 and ESOL strategy 16 work best with this resource: http://www.readwritethink.org/files/resources/AnalyzingNarration.pdf
This resource is great for having students put themselves in the shoes of the main character. #ucflae3414su19
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DrSpalding You are doing a lovely job with linking high-quality resources and identifying the correct genres. Keep it up. 4y
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DeannaP
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This is a fiction book that was nominated for Goodreads choice awards Best middle grade & children. It is about an 11-year-old girl named Melody who has cerebral palsy, due to it she is unable to speak but has so much to say. We learn about he life experiences and the difficulties she faces such that go along with her disability. People assume she is not smart when really, she is extremely clever.#ucflae3414su19

DeannaP An activity that I would do with the class would put the students in Melody‘s shoes, the students would not talk use a communication board for 2 hours. An E.D strategy to go with this would be to offer ways for visual information” each student would create their own board with their own words and display the board however they would like. 4y
DeannaP An ESOL strategy would be to “promote cooperation” the student would have to interact with each other using the boards, they could not just sit there and be quiet. This lesson was found on: https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Out-of-My-Mind-Novel-Activities-Comm... 4y
DrSpalding I am very excited that this is going to be a movie. While there could be helpful resources on this particular website, make sure you are consulting publisher and author sites first! 4y
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#lae3414sp19 “Out of My Mind” is a beautifully written, realistic fiction novel by Sharon Draper. This book is about a young girl Cerebral Palsy who is very intelligent but no one knew because she was unable to speak. Once Melody received a device that helped her to share her thoughts, her world began to change. This heart warming book teaches readers to treat everyone with kindness because you never know what someone is going through.

Kcallihan This website provides many different ways of testing the students comprehension of the book: https://www.varsitytutors.com/englishteacher/out-of-my-mind-lesson-plans. The UDL strategy I would use for this book would be 9.3, “develop self assessment and reflection” because it would help if students reflected on how they treat others. The ESOL strategy I would use would be #3, “encourage positive thinking” because it is important to speak kindly 4y
Kcallihan To others, especially when they are struggling. The teaching strategy I would use would be literature circles (LC) because personally when I did this book in an LC it helped me to get a greater understanding of the book. 4y
WoodsKatie You have convinced me to read it! Your information, integration, and sources are great! Great post! 4y
DrSpalding A beautiful post for a wonderful book. Literature circles are just right for this because the Students can have such rich conversations about it 4y
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”Out of My Mind” is a piece of realistic fiction (RF) by Sharon Draper. This sad-sweet story is about a child without the ability to speak, and how it affected her life and her experiences. This would be a great author study (AS) book. #LAE3414sp19

wmaxflowers Lesson Plan:
https://www.scholastic.com/teachers/blog-posts/kriscia-cabral/teaching-out-my-mi...
This lesson plan would align well with UDL principle 5.1 and ESOL 36.
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KAdudu I have heard nothing but good things about this book. I can‘t wait to start reading! 4y
DrSpalding Excellent resource. See previous comments. 4y
sydneydaniels This book is great! Really opens up one‘s eyes to seeing different perspectives. 4y
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sydneydaniels
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#lae3414sp19 The novel “Out of my Mind” by Sharon Draper is New York Best Seller (RF) that is about a young girl named Melody who suffers from cerebral palsy. Melody can not speak or move, but has a lot of thoughts and feelings inside that cannot be expressed. Melody gets this computer that can finally let her let out her thoughts. (cont. in comments)

sydneydaniels This heartwarming story is an eye opener to not judge a book by its cover, and to appreciate the little things in life. I feel this book is best read in an LC, as we did in class, because it is a book involving many different feelings in which is beneficial to talk about in a group. 4y
sydneydaniels For UDLs, I would use strategies 3.2, 9.1, and 9.3. As for ESOL strategies, I would use numbers 6 and 3 to make sure they ELLs understand all the complications and feelings happening throughout the story. For a lesson plan, I feel this website provides great resources would be super beneficial to do before and after reading the novel: https://www.scholastic.com/teachers/blog-posts/kriscia-cabral/teaching-out-my-mi... 4y
Olsonashley19 Just bought this book on scholastic and also get other book Blended. Cannot wait to read!! Great resources and strategies. 4y
wmaxflowers I liked your lesson plan! It encourages students to really pay attention to the main characters characteristics. (edited) 4y
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Grab your tissue box because the book “Out of My Mind” by Sharon Draper is going to mess with your emotions!! This RF would be awesome for an AS for students. Sharon Draper is a great author for students to study on because of all her amazing books she‘s published. Out of my mind is about a girl who has cerebral palsy and only can keep her words inside because she can‘t talk. Later on she gets a device that she‘s always wanted that helps her speak

taywise393 After she gets the device, her life changes forever. This amazing book won the Sunshine State Young Readers Award. Here are a bunch of worksheets about the book https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Browse/Search:out%20of%20my%20mind The ESOL modifications that would be good for this novel are 6 and 22. The UDL principle that‘s the best is 7.3 so students can focus more on the book. (edited) 4y
sydneydaniels Love this book! It was so eye opening to view the perspective of a student with special needs. 4y
caldwellalex95 @taywise393 I have heard nothing but positive things about this story from Sharon Draper. I'm sure this story will open the eyes of many, allowing us to become more aware of others and to acquire a higher level of empathy. I NEED to read this book. Is it sad? Also, I have used the "Teachers Pay Teachers" website for plenty of my posts. It's a wonderful source! Thank you for sharing your thoughts and feelings about this story! 4y
DrSpalding Be sure to check the author‘s website before turning to TPT. 4y
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After hearing 10/10 reviews from another LC about Out of My Mind (NYT Bestseller, countless other awards, RF) by Sharon M. Draper, now one of my favorite authors, I was absolutely sold. Though an excellent choice for an LC, I found a lesson plan that could be utilized independently by students as a resource for a GR, or to guide conversation in small SR groups during rotations. #LAE3414sp19

cwright http://www.readwritethink.org/classroom-resources/lesson-plans/analyzing-first-p... Depending on class needs, I‘m imagining using this multi-session LP as a resource for students during a GR as a whole-class lesson on perspective and social awareness, or to go about that same goal in tracking groups as an SR. 4y
cwright Using this lesson would incorporate UDL 7.2, 8.3, 9.3, 1.1, 3.1, 3.2, 5.3 as a SR, and 6.3. It would also employ ESOL 2, 7, 8, 11, 16, 30, 36, 44, and 48. 4y
Mmw2478 I know this is an amazing book and I can‘t wait to read. I ordered it on Amazon and will have it soon! This is a great book for the classroom. 4y
DrSpalding Absolutely one of my all-time favorites. I like the idea of guided reading with this particular book because it warrants so much conversation. 4y
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