ERIC Number: ED414708
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1996
Whoa, Nellie! [and] Whoa, Nellie!: Teacher and Parent Guide. Best Friends Series.
This book for children (ages 8 to 14) and the accompanying teacher/parent guide present the story of a young girl (who happens to have a physical disability and uses a wheelchair), her friends, and their experiences at summer camp as they search for a favorite horse. Information on the disability is presented subtly and incidentally to encourage the reader to relate more personally and foster a deeper level of acceptance and inclusion. The guide offers extensive learning activities related to the book. Included are pre-reading activities, journal and writing activities, English language activities, suggestions for grouping in an inclusive and accessible learning environment, rules, cooperative learning lessons (covering horses and riding, poisonous plants, sculpture, origins of horses, and emotional expression in horses), and post-reading activities. Also included are charts to help the teacher adapt the environment and learning expectations to individual children with specific disabilities. Attached is a list of resources including organizations, books, computer software, and World Wide Web sites. (DB)
Descriptors: Academic Accommodations (Disabilities), Attitude Change, Books, Childrens Literature, Classroom Environment, Classroom Techniques, Cooperative Learning, Elementary Secondary Education, English Instruction, Horseback Riding, Horses, Inclusive Schools, Learning Activities, Peer Acceptance, Peer Relationship, Physical Disabilities, Resident Camp Programs, Social Integration, Teaching Guides
Open Minds, Inc., P.O. Box 21325, Columbus, OH 43221-0325; telephone: 609-926-7376; fax: 609-926-4824 (hardcover: ISBN-1-888927-01-0, $14.95; paperback: ISBN-1-888927-79-8, $4.50; Teacher's Guide: ISBN-1-888927-26-7, $14.95).
Publication Type: Books; Creative Works; Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: "Whoa, Nellie!" is by Hope Benton. The accompanying "Teacher and Parent Guide" is by Barbara Beck, Beatrice Hope Benton-Borghi, and Margaret Cloern. Illustration of "Whoa, Nellie!" by Lynne Srba.