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Featuring: A Blind Guide to Normal by Beth Vrabel

Course Description:

 The Summer Book Club is a unique opportunity for students from across the state to get to know each other while engaging in literacy activities. This summer's book, A Blind Guide to Normal, by Beth Vrabel, picks up 1 year from where last summer’s feature book left off.  This coming-of-age story follows Ryder as he transitions from his safe haven at Addison School for the Blind back into a public middle school. Journey through every possible obstacle that middle school can bring, and learn a little about self-determination and self-acceptance along with Ryder and his new friends. Students need not have read the first book in order to understand the events of this one. Students will acquire the book in their chosen format and read along with the designated timeline. With each section of chapters read, students will answer questions and engage in discussion via Google Classroom.

 

Students will participate independently throughout the summer.  However, students must begin the course with their TVI prior to the end of school.

Target Audience:

Students in grades 6-8

Learning Objective:

Students will develop literacy skills by reading the assigned book, analyzing elements of fiction as they pertain to the piece, and providing relevant and meaningful contributions to a group discussion using an online platform.

Length:

Approximately 7 weeks

(Students will read the book on their own time and pace, but there will be a structured timeline for students to complete each course section)

Important Note:

Students will need access to the book prior to beginning the course.

They can obtain the book through the following services:

Bookshare: audio version, or ePub version in iBooks

BARD-Texas Talking Book Program:  Braille and Audio Reading Downloads

If you have already completed a referral on a student for the 2017-2018 school year, email or call us to add this class to the existing referral. No additional referral paperwork is needed for these students.

For additional information about this course please contact Kathi Garza at   or 512-206-9446.

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