More Alike than Different

NCTE 2015 Session K.32

Using Inclusive Literature to Foster Understanding, Responsibility and Compassion for Individuals with Disabilities

Through stories, authors can create characters that mirror those in classrooms around the nation, and give a voice to the children who may not have a voice. Children with developmental, physical or learning challenges can, and should be represented on the pages of a book. When diverse stories are present, discussion, learning, and compassion can develop. In this session, authors Cynthia Lord, and Lynda Mullaly Hunt team up with educators Alyson Beecher and Gigi McAllister to share benefits of using inclusive literature and practical strategies to implement in the classroom for all grades.

Session K.32

Saturday, Nov. 21st, 4:15-5:30pm

Minneapolis Convention Center Room 101 E