Just Because

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Just Because

Written by: Rebecca ElliotIllustrated by: Rebecca ElliotPublisher: Lion HudsonYear: 2010

Realistic FictionDiversity element: Disability/ Special NeedsGrade Level:Kindergarten-2nd gradeAge Range: 5-7 years old

Just Because

First Grade ActivitiesActivity 1: Design a SpacshipStandard: 1.3.1.A Read, understand and respond to works of Literature.Activity 2: Day of Fun ItineraryStandard: 7.2.1.A Identify physical characteristics in the community and region.and/orStandard: CC. 1.2.1.G Use the illustrations and details in a text to describe its key ideas.Activity 3: What are you afraid of?Standard: CC.1.3.1.A Retell stories, including key details, and demonstrate understanding of their central message or lesson.

This story has touching insight into the relationship between a brother and sister. The story is told from the brothers point of view as he explains why he loves his sister and all of the things he loves that they do together. His sister has special needs and is in a wheelchair. He incorporates her disability into their dramatic play.


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