El Deafo, Cece Bell

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El Deafo, Cece Bell

Related ReadingsExpository Texts:Lessons in LaughterDeaf Like MeNarrative Texts:A Button in her EarHurt go Happy

ThemesFriendship- Cece wants to fit in with her classmates.Acceptance- Cece has to accept her new disability.Bullying- Her classmates make fun of her because she is different.

Fry Readability: 3rd GradeGrade Level: 3-5

Bell, Cece, and David Lasky. El deafo. New York: Abrams, 2014. Print

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Teachers:http://deafchildren.orghttp://www.deafwebsites.com/teaching-deaf-hard-hearing-students.html Students:http://www.lifeprint.com/asl101/pages-layout/concepts.htmhttp://kidshealth.org/kid/health_problems/sight/hearing_impairment.html#

ELA: Have you ever felt as if you were in a bubble of loneliness like Cece did? What did you do to help pop your bubble? Would you rather have a friend like Laura or be in a loneliness bubble? Social Studies: Many deaf and hard of hearing people have made history, such as Helen Keller and William Ellsworth Hoy. Research one of these or another deaf individual from throughout history and today. How did being deaf affect their lives? What were their accomplishments?Fine Arts: Cece says that her new superpower is having her Phonic Ear because she can hear conversations from far away. If you could pick your own superpower, what would it be? Write at least 5 sentences explaining your superpower and then create your own picture.Science: What is meningitis? How can it cause deafness? In groups of two, research the cause and use details from your research to support your answer.Bullying: Create a story about a bully who decides to change his ways. Determine what it is that made the bully want to change and detail how his life is different after switching “mean” to “serene.”


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