Out of My Mind: Novel Study

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Have you ever felt trapped in your own body? That is likely how Melody in Sharon M. Draper's Out of My Mind feels. As scholars read to find out how Melody finally expresses herself, they complete sentences with new words, describe characters using adjectives, and write poems.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • Invite a speaker to talk to the class about cerebral palsy and other disabilities
  • Listen to the song "Elvira" (discussed in the text)
Classroom Considerations

  • Contains only a preview of a full novel study
  • Needs research resources from the library or Internet
Pros

  • Questions require text evidence
  • Includes literary device activities with personification and similes
Cons

  • None