Resources for Teachers
Engage Your Student’s Creativity with Writing Prompts!
Would you like to engage your student’s creativity when you are doing Writer’s Workshop?
If so, maybe use some of these writing prompts, inspired by my book My Disability Doesn’t Define Me, that I used in my own presentation with students from my former elementary school (first through fifth grades).
- What is the biggest challenge that you had to face?
- How can you be a good friend to someone with a disability?
- How can you show a friend with a disability that they are valuable to you?
- What part of the building would be hard for someone who has a hard time walking?
- What are some things that Lou can do that you can do too?
Presentation for Elementary through High School Students
When I wrote my book, My Disability Doesn’t Define Me, I wanted to bring it, and it’s lessons, to as many people as I could. I thought the best way to do that was to create a presentation for elementary through high school students.
Read on to learn more about the presentation.
Overall Presentation Outline
- One minute summary of the book
- Small presentation with different writing prompts in it
- Activity (based on grade level—see below)
Ideas for Grouping Students
- Split the classes into equal groups. If there is an odd number of students, the one, or two, work with me.
Activities for Students
Growing up I was able to accomplish a lot. A lot of that was due to the people around me who cared for me and helped me navigate difficult situations. I want to teach you all that each one of you has strengths and weaknesses. Your weakness might not be the one I have, but what’s important is that we help each other with the challenges we face.
I want to demonstrate this with an obstacle course. (1. blindfold 2. One foot)