El Deafo (Novel Study Guide)


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  • eBook Order #: CCP2327
  • Print Book Order #: CC2327
  • Both eBook & Print Book Order #: CC+P2327
  • ISBN13: 978-0-22831-350-2
  • Grades: 3, 4
  • Reading Level: 3-4
  • Total Pages: 55
  • Author: Sarah Joubert
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    The review worksheets allow for analysis of theme, main idea and vocabulary. Practice lip-reading in pairs and write about your experience. Explain the body language and facial expressions of Cece and Laura during their interaction. Imagine whether Cece would regret not taking the sign language class seriously. Determine events that took place during Mike and Cece’s experiment. Conduct research on closed captioning or subtitles, and determine whether it would have helped Cece in her attempts to watch TV. Choose a scene and dissect it using visual, context and gestural clues. Aligned to your State Standards and written to Bloom's Taxonomy, our worksheets incorporate a variety of scaffolding strategies along with additional crossword, word search, comprehension quiz and answer key.

    About the Novel:
    El Deafo is the alter ego of fun-loving Cece Bell, whose life gets turned upside down when she suffers from a life-threatening illness at four years old. Luckily, Cece survives her ordeal, but is left deaf as a result. Growing up and starting school becomes difficult for Cece, as she struggles with her disadvantage and noticeable differences from the other kids. As she makes her way grade by grade, Cece has a hard time making friends. All she wants is someone to treat her the same as everyone else. Cece comes into her own in fifth grade. She has made a friend, is becoming more comfortable with her hearing aid, and finds that she has something no one else does—superpowers! The graphic novel follows the real-life childhood of author Cece Bell as she narrates the struggles she faced and overcame.

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