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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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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 2mo
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. 2mo
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. 2mo
DrSpalding I believe all teachers should read this book. Excellent job aligning universal design and English learner strategies. (edited) 2mo
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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. 1mo
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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. 3mo
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. 3mo
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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!! 3mo
KevinKantola I love your analysis of this book! 👍 3mo
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! 3mo
CPettersen I really want to read this book now! Great post! 3mo
ccipriati I like the UDL strategies that you picked out 3mo
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! 3mo
DrSpalding So many peers enjoy your posts! Nice work Ms. Blanco. I believe all teachers should read this particular title! 1mo
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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

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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. 2mo
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“Mostly though I remember words. Very early I figured out there were millions of words in the world .....everybody uses words to express themselves. Except me. And I bet most people don‘t realize the real power of words. But I do. Thoughts need words. Words need a voice. But I‘ve never been able to tell them. —Melody

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Perfect read for current state of mind 🤪. I think I may have gotten this for my teen many moons ago and it sat in the bookshelf. It‘s mine now. ♥️

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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 … 😟 3w
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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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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 6mo
Myiab Absolutely loved this book! It‘s such a good read. Great resource with discussion questions! 6mo
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. 6mo
Dylanburgett I‘ve heard nothing but great things about this fantastic novel. 6mo
DrSpalding More detail needed in your summary. It is an awesome book! Use it! 6mo
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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 6mo
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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) 6mo
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! 6mo
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. 6mo
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?️ Movie Alert?️Sharon Draper's "Out of my Mind" hitting a theater near you! Well deserved, she is extremely underrated

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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! 6mo
britt_brooke Such a perfect photo! 6mo
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!!! 6mo
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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! 6mo
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. 6mo
BeverlyMel loved this book! 6mo
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! 6mo
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! 6mo
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! 6mo
Summerm Wow, this book sounds very interesting! I love the photography you used to convey the meaning behind this book! 6mo
BooknerdsLife I‘ve heard great things about this book but haven‘t gotten to it yet🙈 & what a lovely photo 😍 6mo
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. 6mo
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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. 6mo
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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. 7mo
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... 7mo
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! 6mo
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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 10mo
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. 10mo
WoodsKatie You have convinced me to read it! Your information, integration, and sources are great! Great post! 10mo
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 9mo
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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! 10mo
DrSpalding Excellent resource. See previous comments. 10mo
sydneydaniels This book is great! Really opens up one‘s eyes to seeing different perspectives. 10mo
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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. 10mo
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... 10mo
Olsonashley19 Just bought this book on scholastic and also get other book Blended. Cannot wait to read!! Great resources and strategies. 10mo
wmaxflowers I liked your lesson plan! It encourages students to really pay attention to the main characters characteristics. (edited) 10mo
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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) 10mo
sydneydaniels Love this book! It was so eye opening to view the perspective of a student with special needs. 10mo
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! 10mo
DrSpalding Be sure to check the author‘s website before turning to TPT. 9mo
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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. 10mo
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. 10mo
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. 10mo
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. 9mo
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Wow! Loved this. (Several students told me I would.) The character Melody comes across as very real - never precious or perfect. Her story was inspirational without being cheesy. This would be a good one for fans of Wonder.

#middlegrade #outofmymind #sharondraper

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#literaryluck #disabilityreads l choose out of my mind because like myself, the protagonist has cerebral palsy. I love Melody because she has sass! I felt the book gave an honest portrayal of what it's like to have CP. For those of you who have kids in #middlegrade, I hope you will consider having them read this book.
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vkois88 Thank you for sharing this one ❤❤❤ 11mo
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Out of My Mind by Sharon Draper (RF) is a book that will bring out ALL of your emotions. This story is told in the point of view of Melody Brooks- a hilarious, brutally honest little girl. Oh, and she is diagnosed with cerebral palsy. Although she can‘t walk, talk, or do most things on her own, she never lets that stand in her way of being her true self. Reading this book in a LC allows students to read independently and make their own opinions.

kennedimartin Coming together after reading allows other students to share their opinions and feelings towards the sections read, reinforcing the independent reading. Using LC satisfies UDL 8.3 and 8.4. The story itself satisfies UDL 3.2. 11mo
kennedimartin https://www.scholastic.com/teachers/blog-posts/kriscia-cabral/teaching-out-my-mi... shows a great way to teach a lesson to 3rd-5th grade. ESOL 2 is satisfied with LC, and 5 can be taught when the vocabulary is brought up during LC. #LAE3414sp19 (edited) 11mo
DrSpalding Excellent book, excellent resource, excellent alignment, great post! 11mo
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This RF NY Times Best Seller is easily a tear jerker. The theme of the book is implicit and is that everyone has a right to be respected and loved for who they are. Throughout the book Melody hopes for a better life where people treat her with respect and don't treat her like she is stupid. She wants "normal" friends with whom she can communicate. She struggles to be herself and stay positive in spite of her disability.This book is great for LC.

kkimmelman This lesson (http://www.readwritethink.org/classroom-resources/lesson-plans/analyzing-first-p...) is a great way for LCs to draw attention to the narration of the book. UDL 2.1 and 2.2 would work well to clarify narration and vocabulary. ESOL 32 would be great for LCs as well since it promotes teamwork. #LAE3414sp19 (edited) 11mo
DrSpalding Obviously you finished and I am guessing from your post, you cried. This is such a powerful book that I believe all teachers should read. Excellent resource that could align to any good fiction piece and nice job aligning UDL and EL strategies. 11mo
dayuso1 I've seen this cover before but never paid attention to it until your post. Now the "fish out of water" graphics makes a lot more sense! Thanks for just enough information to make this story seem compelling. 11mo
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Out of my Mind (RF) by New York Times Bestseller author Sharon M. Draper. Have things ever been piling up in your mind you feel like you‘re about to explode, or go out of your mind?! Well, meet Melody. Imagine being an 11 year old girl who has not spoken one word her entire life. Melody has a photographic memory, and is the smartest kid in her school but no one will know because she can‘t walk, talk, or write. Her physical capabilities are limited

giont Until a life changing device comes along and Melody finds her own way to communicate. This book will bring you through a rollercoaster of emotions. I believe it should be in every classroom library, and it‘s best used for LC‘s. The UDL principles that go along with this book are 4.2 & 9.2 as it relates to Melody in the book. ESOL strategies 2 & 6, fit with this since literature circles are being used. The link below brings you to the authors 11mo
giont website, where it has discussion topic questions, and different writing activities for students to do! http://sharondraper.com/bookdetail.asp?id=35 #LAE3414sp19 11mo
DrSpalding Going straight to the author‘s site for a quality resource is wise Taylor! So helpful for literature circles and so much more. (edited) 9mo
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Out of My Mind | Sharon M. Draper

We all look different and that is what is so special about you so be yourself and the ones that see how special you are are your real friends and are the people who love you for who you are.

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aprilpohren
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An amazing and quick read. I loved it! I think those that enjoyed Wonder will melt into this one as well!

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aprilpohren
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Just over half way through this and love it so much!!

DeleteAcct I love this book! 1y
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Tomigirl44
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This was a quick read. It‘s a YA novel about a 10 (almost 11) year old girl with cerebral palsy. It does a good job conveying some of the challenges (both physically and emotionally) of navigating school and life with some significant challenges. A reader‘s guide is included - I can see how it could be used in classrooms - this book has endless possibilities.

LiteraryinLititz I really love this one. I had one copy at home and one in my middle school English class library. 2y
Tomigirl44 @LiteraryinLititz I can see that, especially after subbing in so many 5th grade classrooms and seeing the teachers‘ amazing classroom libraries. That‘s why my goal is to find this book a home with a teacher now that I‘ve finished reading it. 2y
RebL This is one of my daughter‘s all time favorite books, but I haven‘t read it yet. Should bump it up my TBR. 2y
Tomigirl44 @RebL it really is a quick read - I read it in less than 24 hours with just reading a couple chapters at a time throughout the day. 2y
Cortg This was a family road trip book a few years ago. We all enjoyed it! 1y
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We both laughed so hard, Mrs. Lovelace had to put her finger to her lips to tell us to hush. 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.

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Stacielynnw41
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This book was great. My daughter and sister told me about it. I fell in love with melody, I thought she was so smart and very funny. I loved how she summed up people, especially doctors.

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emileereads
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3/5 ⭐️

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LiteraryinLititz
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I am going “out of my mind” with excitement about our new bookshelf! Although it‘s in the 90s outside, we spent the afternoon moving this from its previous home to our house. We decided to make it a YA/MG bookshelf to free up space on our other bookcases for our overflow of regular adult books. I love some of these books so much, including the tagged one, and it‘s cool to have them all in one place now. Take a look!

kspenmoll How exciting!! 2y
knittedgnome Looks great! 2y
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LauraJ The cats look super excited! 2y
QuietlyLaura It‘s kitty approved! ☺️ 2y
tracey38 Love new bookcases! The cats obviously love it too, though maybe not as much as when the books weren't on it? 😄👍 2y
LiteraryinLititz @tracey38 I know! They are pretty psyched about the empty cardboard box where the books were, so that‘s at least a consolation. 😋 2y
tracey38 @LiteraryinLititz well, boxes make the best playthings for kitties! 2y
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NicoleCumbo
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Out of My Mind by Sharon Draper is a New York Times best seller realistic fiction novel about a girl named Melody that suffers from cerebral palsy and has so much to say, but she feels ultimately trapped in her own mind. A UDL strategy that coincides with this novel is strategy 7.1 (optimize individual choice and autonomy), and an EL strategy would be strategy 36 (ask numerous questions which require higher level thinking responses).

NicoleCumbo This book would be great for literature circles and independent readings. Https://www.scholastic.com/teachers/blog-posts/kriscia-cabral/teaching-out-my-mind/ provides an activity to help students grades 3-5 better understand this novel 2y
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GraceNeg
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Out of my mind is a (F) novel written by: Sharon Draper and cover illustration by: Daniel Chang/Jupiter Images. Out of my mind is about a girl with cerebral palsy. Melody is a very smart girl with a photographic memory. She is smarter than most people think. She struggles to show others how smart she is because she cannot tell them other wise. Melody refuses to be defined by cerebral palsy. She is DETERMINED !

GraceNeg Teaching Strategies: RA, LC, PR, and IR. I will use this book as a LC with mu students. There is so much to talk about and discuss with others. This link takes you to a before, during, and after the reading lesson. This lesson plan also encourages partner reading which I love. https://www.scholastic.com/teachers/blog-posts/kriscia-cabral/teaching-out-my-mi.... UDL.3.1 ESOL 2 and 6. The link provides opportunities to monitor student comprehension. 2y
GraceNeg #UCFLAE3414SP18 Out of my mind also won the Sunshine State Young Reader‘s Award in both middle and elementary categories. (edited) 2y
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Party_rocker3333
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I love this book so much. I recommend it to everyone. #iloveit

Dr._Who_number10 Hey sorry this is Stormy btw😁 @Party_rocker3333 2y
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This is a New York Times Best Seller! Read 8-year-old Melody‘s story about taking on life as a 5th grader with Cerebral Palsy. She‘s the smartest kid in school, with no way to tell anyone that. Read the book to find out more about her life, family, and classmates. This book will make you think about how you treat other people that are different than you.  #UCFLAE3414

sboynt This book was great to read as a LC pick. It could also be used for GR, AR, AS, and IR. There are many lesson plans to go along with this book, and https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Out-of-My-Mind-by-Sharon-M-Draper-A-... has a great novel study to use throughout the reading which could be used throughout any teaching strategy you pick for this book. 2y
sboynt UDL 4.1 in regards to varying the methods response and navigation through the text and ESOL 8 or using direct instruction though modeling and scaffolding are important strategies for teaching this novel. 2y
DrSpalding Excellent post. Nice alignment. This book would work well for all strategies selected. 2y
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SadiqaH Nice post ! I like your resource and you nicely aligned it with UDL. It can be used for any novel study. 2y
Jenniferj11419 I‘m reading this book with you!! I agree with it being a great literature circle book, especially since we are doing it now. I like the roller coaster ride this book. 2y
kylamarie5 I have had my eyes on this book! It sounds so good! It‘s definitely on my to read list. 2y
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Ryanne.H
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Out of my mind is a Realistic F book about a young girl named Melody, with Cerebral Palsy. She is a vibrant young girl who is dying to speak the thoughts in her head. This book is a Parent‘s Choice Silver Honor book that teaches children to be accepting of people of all walks of life. http://readwritethink.org/classroom-resources/lesson-plans/okay-different-teachi... this activity would be perfect to pair with this book as it

Ryanne.H Teaches the students in your classroom to be tolerant of diversity and helps them to develop empathy. For literary comprehension, this book should be used for LC. Using the UDL guidelines 9.3 and 9.1 students will be able to understand what is expected of a loving and accepting community and reflect on how they can treat others in the classroom. For ESOL students strategies 2 and 10 can be useful for the LC by allowing them to work together, share 2y
Ryanne.H Their ideas, and express any concerns and clarifications. #UCFLAE3414SP18 2y
DrSpalding The resource itself aligns with one of Todd Parr‘s preschool age books. I do understand how you‘ve connected it and I do believe that a flip book would be powerful. 2y
erin.yarbrough This book was amazing, and I love your ESOL interpretation! 2y
LisaMart @Ryanne.H I‘ve heard so many great things about this book! I really need to check it out; I love books that also have a great message! 2y
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This book is extremely eye-opening for anyone and especially a future teacher. It follows the life of 5th-grader Melody through her life of having Cerebral Palsy. She cannot walk, eat, nor talk on her own. She overcomes these struggles through the support of her family, neighbor, and her own willpower. By the last 5 chapters, I threw the book, cried in shock, and screamed “(insert bad word here) YEAH.” This one is absolutely worth every page.

WendyV Wow this book sounds intense! Is this a book you read for pleasure or would you use this in your future classroom? Your post has me very intrigued! 🤔 2y
Jeffersleighann I really like your description of the book it makes me want to pick it up and read it! How do you plan on integrating this book into the classroom? I think this would be a great literature circle book (: 2y
erin.yarbrough It‘s intense at times, but the main character is the perfect combo of sass and light-heartedness. I would recommend this book for 5-6th grade and higher, and I think it would be great to teach children about how people‘s words affect other people. 2y
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JenniferMc Your review definitely makes me want to read it! Would you use this in your lesson plans? It sounds intense but might be great to teach empathy. 2y
DrSpalding I felt the passion in your summary! I too cried and felt very angry reading this book. I believe it should be read by all teachers. Spread the word! 2y
DrSpalding Be sure to use the rubric and include all necessary elements. 2y
erin.yarbrough https://www.scholastic.com/teachers/blog-posts/kriscia-cabral/teaching-out-my-mi... Scholastic included an entire lesson plan on their website. For an ESOL learner, #32 would be best since the plan is writing intensive, and working in a group would make it easier to formulate ideas in English. For a UDL, 7.2 would allow students to reflect on whether or not Melody‘s struggle is relevant in today‘s society. 8.3 would also correlate with #32. 2y
erin.yarbrough This book would make a great LC along with an IR, a GR, an SR, or an RA. No matter how, just read this book! 2y
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Noelle5
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#UCFLAE3414SP18 Out of My Mind is a beautifully written fiction book about a girl named Melody with Cerebral Palsy. She is quite literally stuck in her own head. This book really hits you in the heart and is a great book for Lit Circles! It is great for kids to read because they encounter kids with disabilities all the time at school, and they should learn to see them more as just a student who has a disability. UDL: 4.2 use tools and assistive

kylamarie5 This book was one of my choices for Lit Circles in class! I‘m really interested in reading it! I love that it highlights students with disabilities like wonder does. Great post!☺️ 2y
Jenniferj11419 Ah I read this book too! Just finished it this past weekend! The ending was upsetting however I really think Melody did the right thing. Those students don‘t deserve any of her attention. 2y
NicoleCumbo This was also the book that I got the opportunity to read in class. It‘s an amazing and inspirational book that could touch many of students just as much as is it I. Thank you for your post! 😊 2y
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DrSpalding Do you have a resource that could help you utilize this book and your future classroom? Good start… Be sure to use the rubric. 2y
V.DeQuattro Sounds like a very inspirational book! I‘ll have to check it out. I just finished reading wonder so I‘m interested to see how they‘re alike! 2y
Fiona_i I loved this book. I read it for my lc and it was such a good book. This is a great book to use for lc. 2y
Noelle5 EL #30 https://www.scholastic.com/teachers/blog-posts/kriscia-cabral/teaching-out-my-mi.... New York Times Bestseller. #UCFLAE3414SP18 adding this comment now because mine did not load previously it seems. 2y
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This is a great fiction book. This book is filled with emotions. It is about a girl named Melody who has cerebral palsy. She is a very smart girl but since she is in a wheel chair people do not believe she is. This book is great for LC. The books has won the Corertta Scott King award. LC help with Ell strategy number 2 also UDL 1.2. #UCFLAE3413SP18

Noelle5 Technology such as YouTube videos explaining in depth what Cerebral Palsy is. EL: 23 review vocab ahead of time especially medical terms and the disability melody has because that needs to be understood. Some teaching strategies are RA, LC, IR, SR, PR. https://www.scholastic.com/teachers/blog-posts/kriscia-cabral/teaching-out-my-mi... scholastic provides a great lesson plan! 2y
DrSpalding You can‘t go wrong with Scholastic nor can you go wrong with Draper‘s powerful books. As you mentioned, this book can be used in many ways however I think literature circles and read aloud are best. (edited) 2y
BriannaR This story reminds me of Wonder. I would definitely use this in my future classroom! 2y
ambera I heard from other classmates that this was an amazing book so I will definitely have to add it to my summer reading list! 2y
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SadiqaH
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Out of my mind is a great fiction novel.it is a story about an eleven year old girl , melody who has some disabilities but she has photographic memory. This novel is full of hope and emotions. The winner of Coretta Scott King award and good for LC.The activities related to this are https://www.scholastic.com/teachers/blog-posts/kriscia-cabral/teaching-out-my-mi.... The UDL Principle 3.1 & 3.2 with EL # 2 & 10 would work better. # UCF La3414sp18

DrSpalding Elaborate on your UDL/EL strategies. I‘m thrilled you read the story and the selection of literature circles is just right as the story evokes a lot of conversation. 2y
SadiqaH The UDL 3.1 will work to activate background knowledge in LC if they know some one like Melody and what they know about special need children.3.4 will help them to understand what is the big idea behind the story and how relationships help and support in life. EL2 will promote cooperation and 10, think pair share in LC will help them better understand the story. (edited) 2y
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Peddler410
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Finished reading Magic Misfits by Neil Patrick Harris to my daughter this afternoon and on to this one tonight. Her third grade teacher started reading it to the class. The copies at my school libraries were all checked out. Managed to get the last copy from our public library. 😊 I‘ve wanted to read this for a long time! Glad my girl asked about it.

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