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  1. page Out of My Mind edited ... Eleven-year-old Melody has a photographic memory. Her head is like a video camera that is alwa…
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    Eleven-year-old Melody has a photographic memory. Her head is like a video camera that is always recording. Always. And there's no delete button. She's the smartest kid in her whole school—but no one knows it. Most people—her teachers and doctors included—don't think she's capable of learning, and up until recently her school days consisted of listening to the same preschool-level alphabet lessons again and again and again. If only she could speak up, if only she could tell people what she thinks and knows . . . but she can't, because Melody can't talk. She can't walk. She can't write.
    Being stuck inside her head is making Melody go out of her mind—that is, until she discovers something that will allow her to speak for the first time ever. At last Melody has a voice . . but not everyone around her is ready to hear it.
    Listen HERE to Sharon Draper describing her book, explaining why she felt it was important to speak for kids who cannot speak, and hear a short excerpt from the book.
    What is CP? Cerebral Palsy
    Definition from Kids Health.org. Explore their web site to learn more about CP and other health related information.
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  2. page Out of My Mind edited ... Eleven-year-old Melody has a photographic memory. Her head is like a video camera that is alwa…
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    Eleven-year-old Melody has a photographic memory. Her head is like a video camera that is always recording. Always. And there's no delete button. She's the smartest kid in her whole school—but no one knows it. Most people—her teachers and doctors included—don't think she's capable of learning, and up until recently her school days consisted of listening to the same preschool-level alphabet lessons again and again and again. If only she could speak up, if only she could tell people what she thinks and knows . . . but she can't, because Melody can't talk. She can't walk. She can't write.
    Being stuck inside her head is making Melody go out of her mind—that is, until she discovers something that will allow her to speak for the first time ever. At last Melody has a voice . . but not everyone around her is ready to hear it.
    This is a very well crafted book trailer. Out of My Mind
    Click the link to view the book trailer- CCISD teachers will need to log in with their credentials and override the system.

    What is CP? Cerebral Palsy
    Definition from Kids Health.org. Explore their web site to learn more about CP and other health related information.
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  3. page Out of My Mind edited ... Being stuck inside her head is making Melody go out of her mind—that is, until she discovers s…
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    Being stuck inside her head is making Melody go out of her mind—that is, until she discovers something that will allow her to speak for the first time ever. At last Melody has a voice . . but not everyone around her is ready to hear it.
    This is a very well crafted book trailer. Out of My Mind
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    with their credentials.credentials and override the system.
    What is CP? Cerebral Palsy
    Definition from Kids Health.org. Explore their web site to learn more about CP and other health related information.
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    Out of My Mind Study Guide created by Sharon Draper.
    This is an in-depth guide and includes discussion questions, Language Arts classroom activities.
    Reading Group Guide from Publisher Simon and Schuster
    Interview with Sharon Draper: Out of My Mind introduction summary and story questions.
    Professor Stephen Hawking web site
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  4. page Goal! edited ... Link to YouTube book trailer: GOAL! book trailer Below is the same trailer but as a converted…
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    Link to YouTube book trailer: GOAL! book trailer
    Below is the same trailer but as a converted file. To view a larger screen use the You Tube link.
    Activities for Goal:
    You read the story and understood it from the point of view of Ajani and his friends. Now switch the story up and describe it from the bullies point of view. Share your writing with your group.
    Locate the country of South Africa on a map. Research to learn about its climate, people, traditions, and the type of games kids like to play. Share what you have learned.
    Bullying is a theme of the story GOAL: What do you think bullying is? What can be done about it?

    It Gets Better-Authors and Illustrators Unite
    A wonderful anti-bullying video collaboration about how things can seem tough but they will get better.
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Saturday, February 9

  1. page .Bluebonnet Book Clubs edited Follow this link to all previous Bluebonnet Book Clubs
    Follow this link to all previous Bluebonnet Book Clubs
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