I. Cook, J., & DuFalla, A. (2018). Uniquely wired: a story about Autism and its gifts . Boys Town, NE: Boys Town Press. II. The book Uniquely Wired has an AR point of 0.5 on ARbookfind.com, with DRA level A-2, Fountas Pinnell A-B, Guided reading A-C, Lexile rating of 25 this book is appropriate for Kindergarten first grade kids. III. The book Uniquely Wired is a story of a boy who has an exceptional view of this world, to be precise a different view of the world from the rest, which is what makes him exceptional and unique. This book expresses the story behind a boy and conveys how autism is different. It teaches us about curiosity as it shows the boy's obsession with the watches and tolerance when it crosses the interest of trains the boy possessed once. In short, the book teaches the reader on how to embrace the kids with ASD and understand their behavior towards the world. IV. Content Objectives for this text: the students can use words from the text to support their answers, talk about what they think, read, write. Language Objectives: understand the general meaning, main points, and important details of spoken language ranging from situations in which topics, language, and contexts are familiar to unfamiliar. V. Building Vocabulary background knowledge: The vocabulary I’d like to pre-teach before reading this text to class are “ Train brain” students might be unfamiliar to this word as it is quietly uncommon to explain I’d show a video of a train moving at high speeds and ask students what do they see? After hearing to kids' answers I’d write down the word train brain and explain as you can see in the video clip that the train moves fast in the same way what happens when our brain acts fast? we become smarter, train brain can be said to someone who acts fast, plays a sport or reads book faster can be said having a train brain.
- Spring '08