How can I help my students better understand and appreciate diversity?
Social Studies 3a. A. Compare the culture and people in our community across multiple time periods.
Literacy 1. A. Develop and demonstrate reading skills in response to text by: a. using text features to make and confirm predictions, explain why not confirmed b. asking and responding to relevant questions c. seeking clarification and using information/ facts and details about texts and supporting answers with evidence from text.
This story tells the tale of how Sarah and Natalie became friends. Sarah, both new to class and in a wheelchair, sits at the desk next to Natalie. At first, Natalie has some trouble getting over Sarah’s appearance and limitations, but with some help from her teacher and Sarah’s aide, she discovers a great, new friend waiting for her.
QAR gives students practice questioning the text and identifying literal and inferential questions. Students learn to find different types of evidence and to rely on their own interpretation when doing close reading.
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