Classroom Freebies

Teaching about Learning and Physical Differences

There are so many great children's books right now that focus on a character who has a physical or learning difference. Reading these books with students is a great way to build empathy or give students a window into a life with a situation that is different than their own. Or, even better, give students an opportunity to see a book character who has a challenge that is like one of their own and learn about how someone might cope.

CLICK HERE to visit my blog and download this Characters With Differences Activity Page to help students consider life with some sort of challenge. It can be used to imagine a physical challenge (such as not being able to hear) or a learning challenge (such as difficulty with reading).

The activity page can be used on its own, or it can be used with a variety of novel studies or read alouds. There are 20 book suggestions in the BLOG POST too!