I work with Deaf and Hard of Hearing students at the high school level. My students range from 9th-12th grade and all have a degree of hearing loss. Our school uses the bilingual-bicultural model. We use American Sign Language to communicate and then focus on learning the written aspect of English. My students are determined to learn and ambitious.
Most of the students I serve are part of a minority group.
I would like them to be able to identify with the books we read together and the materials I use with them. I also think it's great to expose students to materials with individuals from all walks of life.
I am looking to get a set of 8 books for my 9th and 10th grade students to read in our book club. I have been trying to find age appropriate books at their literacy level that they have not already read. I know this book will appeal to all my students and that none of them have read it yet. I hope to engage them not only in independent reading but in discussions about the text as well. I want to know which characters they can relate to and what lessons they can learn from this story.
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