True story written by an autistic animal scientist who overcame stigmas, misunderstandings, and challenges of living in what she describes as an ‘outside world’ to be a successful teacher, speaker, writer, and inventor.
What was her childhood like?
Do some of my students with autism wish they had “squeeze machines” nearby?
How much of a positive impact has her inventions had for cattle companies?
“ Reading without reflecting is like eating without digesting. ”
What are literature circles? When readers come together to read, discuss, and share a book in a community that takes ownership of their reading process much like an adult book club—that is a literature circle.
Eleven “Key Ingredients… Daniels, 2002 1. Students “choose” their own reading materials.
2. Small, temporary groups are formed based on book choice
Develop a capacity for sustained silent independent reading for enjoyment. 22.214.171.124
Cite strong and thorough textual evidence to support analysis of what the text says explicitly as well as inferences drawn from the text. 126.96.36.199
Determine a central idea of a text and analyze its development over the course of the text, including how it emerges and is shaped and refined by specific details; provide an objective summary of the text. 188.8.131.52
Use technology , including the Internet, to produce and publish writing and to interact and collaborate with others. 184.108.40.206
Initiate and participate effectively in a range of collaborative discussions (one-on-one, in groups, and teacher-led) with diverse partners. 220.127.116.11