Goals: Days 1-6
The student will:
- Demonstrate reading skills by reading out loud the appropriate reading-level story card.
- Show comprehension of the story as he tells or summarizes the story out loud with the use of the lite box and associated story demonstration materials.
- Use Tactile Town and demonstrate the design of the story using Tactile Town people and items.
- Understand the value of literature from years ago and compare novels from the past to the present.
- Learn how to prepare for a date requiring two different events while using their braille planner or an electronic date keeper.
- See the value in meal preparation for different life events.
- Understand metaphors such as the one used for the title.
- The student will read aloud the story from the story box and answer comprehension questions like, “Why was Sammy included with the other children when they took a trip to the library?”
- Using the lite box and story pieces from students will recall main ideas and details from the story cards.
- Encourage students to research books by famous authors throughout time.
- Students will do an engine search on the internet while searching for famous poets such as: Emily Dickinson, Langston Hughes and others.
- Ask students to create their own lighthouse using modeling clay or Styrofoam.
- The teens will write down the meaning behind a metaphor and create a list of at least ten different metaphors.