Short Film about Playground Inclusion wins International Acclaim - Respect Ability Rockville, Maryland, Dec. 6 – All kids want to play. Kids with disabilities are no different. “Ian” is a short, animated film inspired by the real-life Ian, a boy with a disability determined to get to the playground despite his playmates bullying him.
Diverse Reading List This is a categorized list of diverse books. Enjoy. If you want me to add any, dm @xhelvar Mexican GothicCemetery BoysGods of Jade and ShadowA Forgery of Magic (Nocturna) Best Story Elements Videos for the Classroom We found some fab videos that are perfect for teaching story elements! Whether you’re talking about plot, characters, setting, conflict, theme, or point of view, there’s definitely something on our list that you can use. Of course, there’s no better way to teach story elements than by reading stories with your students. However, like all good instruction, a combination of varied approaches that reach all of your learners is a surefire win. Remember to check out these story elements videos yourself before you show them to your students, because only you know what will work for the children in your classroom. You can also check out our entire playlist of videos for teaching story elements here (and be sure to subscribe to WeAreTeachers YouTube channel while you’re at it).
Reading Without Walls Gene Luen Yang began drawing comic books in the fifth grade, and in 1997 he received a Xeric Grant for his first comic, Gordon Yamamoto and the King of the Geeks. He has since written and drawn a number of titles, including Duncan’s Kingdom, The Rosary Comic Book, Prime Baby and Animal Crackers. American Born Chinese, his first graphic novel from First Second, was a National Book Award finalist, as well as the winner of the Printz Award and an Eisner Award.
Teaching English Learners with Short Animated Videos A MiddleWeb Blog One of the best ways to help kids love reading and get enthusiastic about school is by making learning fun! Make them want to be part of it. Make them laugh, cry, think deeply…engage them and evoke emotion, and suddenly you have kids who want to do the work of learning.
Children’s Books with Positive Disability Representation - Growing a Reader: Kids' Books, Tips and More Reading about people who are different from you lets you imagine, reflect on, and learn about their lives. And sometimes it is good to read about someone who is like you, too! Celebrate and learn about diverse abilities through great stories. The Disability: Read Up On It! booklist is a collection of children's books featuring positive disability representation, including picture books, novels and nonfiction. Here are seven highlights from the list.
10 Wordless Videos that Teach Problem Solving - Speech is Beautiful I work in teletherapy, which means that I use a computer to display my materials and activities for my students. I have a couple extremely quiet older elementary students and I decided that video was a way to engage and encourage them to answer questions and retell events. In particular I wanted them to think about solving hypothetical problems. Representation in Literature: Why It’s Important & How To Handle It ~ WRITERS HELPING WRITERS® Happy to welcome Deborah Dixon, a passionate author, editor, and racial justice activist to talk a bit on Representation in Literature, a topic of importance and something I think many of us want to understand better so we can encourage the right sort of discussions and help bring about change. Please read on! The issue of representation has become an important one in literature and throughout the entertainment industry. As an author and publisher of color, I am often asked to offer insight on how best to include characters of diverse backgrounds. Specifically, this means characters from minority or underrepresented groups, such as ethnic minorities, LGBTQIA+ persons, religious minorities, those with disabilities, and to some extent, socioeconomic minorities. In this article, I will use the term “minority” to refer to members of all of these groups.