My Name Is Brian lesson plan

My Name Is Brian lesson plan - Janna Frank Literature for...

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Janna Frank Literature for Children Lesson Plan Chapter 9 March 31, 2011 My Name is Brain Brian by Jeanne Betancourt My Name is (Brain) Brian is an important, and relevant, story about a young boy with dyslexia, entering the sixth grade. The chapter book, written in chronological order, is told in the ‘first person’. The author, Jeanne Betancourt, is dyslexic, an admission which adds a new dimension to the story. Brian’s trials, and the discrimination he experiences, have the potential to help another child identify those qualities in themselves. Image retrieved from http://www.jbetancourt.typepad.com . Book review worksheet retrieved from http://www.edhelper.com . The crossword puzzle and word search were created with vocabulary words from the story, using a free crossword and word search creator on http://www.theteacherscorner.net . “Headstrong: Inside the Hidden World of Dyslexia and Attention Deficit Disorder” can be viewed at http://www.headstrongnation.org/documentary . Subject: Special Needs Grade: 5 th
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Topic: Dyslexia Goals: Students will become familiar with dyslexia and its challenges. Objectives: Students will be able to recognize each person has special needs, and dyslexia is only one of many. They may be able to relate by explanation. Materials: Book: My Name is Brain Brian , by Jeanne Betancourt Video: “Headstrong: Inside the Hidden World of Dyslexia and Attention Deficit Disorder” Vocabulary crossword Book review worksheet Vocabulary word search Introduction: Video: “Headstrong: Inside the Hidden World of Dyslexia and Attention Deficit
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