ERIC Number: ED414709
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1996
Reference Count: N/A
A Thousand Lights [and] A Thousand Lights: Teacher and Parent Guide. Brothers Series.
This book for children (ages 8 to 14) and the accompanying teacher/parent guide present the story of two brothers, one of whom has a severe hearing impairment, who climb up Mt. Fuji in Japan. 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, suggestions for the inclusive learning environment, journal and writing activities, English language activities, guidelines for grouping in an inclusive and accessible learning environment, cooperative learning lessons (covering gravity, converting yen to dollars, cartography and storytelling, trains, volcanos, and the Japanese culture), 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, Hearing Impairments, Inclusive Schools, Learning Activities, Outdoor Activities, Peer Acceptance, Peer Relationship, Siblings, Social Integration, Teaching Guides, Travel
Open Minds, Inc., P.O. Box 21325, Columbus, OH 43221-0325; telephone: 609-926-7376; fax: 609-926-4824; (hardcover: ISBN-1-888927-03-8, $14.95; paperback: ISBN-1-888927-81-X, $4.50; teacher's guide: ISBN-1-888927-28-3, $14.95).
Publication Type: Books; Creative Works; Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Students; Teachers
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: "A Thousand Lights" is by Hope Benton. The accompanying "Teacher and Parent Guide" is by Barbara Beck, Beatrice Hope Benton-Borghi, and Margaret Cloern. Illustration by Lynne Srba.