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Out of My Mind

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Out of My Mind by Sharon M. Draper will awaken understandings of cerebral palsy and the need for communication between "normal" and handicapped persons.  A 41-page unit PLUS interactive Jeopardy-type game, perfect for lesson planning, handouts, or projection on your SmartBoard. The Kids Wings unit connects award-winning literature with problem solving, skill-building, empathy, character-building, and fun!

The unit includes:

  • Pre-Reading Discussion Cards
  • Anticipation Guide
  • 2 -Page Readers’ Theater Introduction
  • Map Study: Where in the World is Ohio?
  • Making Connections: Before Reading Predict/Read/Confirm Chapter Questions
  • Character Studies
  • Teacher Report Card
  • Crossword Puzzle: Who is Melody?
  • Research: What is Cerebral Palsy
  • Logic Puzzle: Melody's H-5 Classmates
  • Activities for Visualizing the Chapters through Dra wing
  • Multiple Choice Comprehension Activities
  • Simulation: Melody for a Day
  • Writing a Biography
  • Logic Puzzle: Mrs. V's Super Powers
  • Recalling and Analyzing the Chapters, Discuss and Write
  • Bittersweet Victories
  • How Could It Get Any Worse? Discussion Questions
  • Wrapping it Up, Discussion Questions
  • Comparing Rose and Claire
  • Character Check
  • Poetry That Grows Out of Experience, Diamante, Couplet, Quatrain
  • Analyze the Quote
  • Writing Prompts
  • Training Our Brains to Remember
  • Answer Keys 
  • Plus, an interactive Jeopardy-type game in Quiz Kids' Style for the Whole Class!  



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