No, I am not referring to my own mental state.
I’m talking about the novel I’m reading in my Resource Room.
Out of My Mind by Sharon Draper was suggested to me by Follower 100. She must have known that this would be a perfect book for me. And now, I’m going to share it with my class.
The 2013 Global Read Aloud, Out of My Mind, was one of the best books I’ve read in a long time. In fact, as I was telling my dad about the book, I kept referring to the main character as if she were a real person. I think, as an intervention specialist who has worked with students with a wide range of disabilities, this book just touched my heart.
I don’t want to write a book review as there are thousands you can read for yourself. I did locate some good resources on Teachers Pay Teachers, if you decide to use this book in your classroom. Once I get my unit plans completed, I’ll share them here.
- Novel Activities – Common Core Aligned (by Smarty Miss Marty)
- Out of My Mind Reading Journal (by Heather Fischer)