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0000009573 00000 n This reading guide focuses on raising awareness about what is often called Asperger’s syndrome, an autism spectrum disorder. Throughout the novel she is trying to find closure. Mockingbird / Kathryn Erskine.

Like most people with Asperger’s Caitlin becomes enthralled in looking up the meaning of words in the dictionary.

Mount Allison University Libraries and Archives, Nova Scotia University and Community College Libraries (Novanet), Nova Scotia Advisory Council on the Status of Women Library, Nova Scotia Department of Natural Resources Library. 71 0 obj <>stream H�\��n�@���C�az�c Yr�����h�} �,�#L~���P�ZKx�af�4t��?��nr������N]ߎ�zy���볢tm�LK5�7�z���p�N��O���\�3=�N���m��1�g����c׿��_�ý����'�c?���l\Oi����>G����mz�M����s��m����0ͥ�סn�X�o1�V�q�K�m�ط�=7���]�YU����J5]�M��?kE��:]k�{����\�u�.��G�G�5�-���R�]�Q4���LCV B��A� d0B��W�+�� Praise for MOCKINGBIRD * "Erskine works in powerful imagery throughout." New York, NY. Read and comprehend literature…in the grades 6-8 complexity band proficiently. Cite textual evidence to support analysis of what the text says explicitly as well as inferences drawn from the text. 0000001501 00000 n Determine a theme or central idea of a text and how it is conveyed through particular details; provide a summary of the text distinct from personal opinions or judgments. While the story has strong themes, if teaching about tolerance or grief, there may be other books that have a strong impact on the reader. MOCKINGBIRD by Kathryn Erskine Mockingbird has several themes woven into its pages. 0000003474 00000 n 0

This is significant because the narrator is a ten-year-old girl with Asperger’s, so it being written this way makes it more believable and relatable. -- Publishers Weekly , starred review * "[A] fine addition to the recent group of books with autistic narrators." Colours are too bright, too harsh for her. Puffin.

36 36 Bibliographic Information: Erskine, K. (2011). To request items from any of the libraries above, contact your local library. She loves to draw. -- School Library Journal "Fascinating characters." ( Log Out /  Kathryn Erskine has written a must-read gem, one of the most moving novels of the year.

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p. cm. He is the Create a free website or blog at WordPress.com. Her older brother Devon dies in a tragic school shooting. Bibliographic Information: Erskine, K. (2011). ( Log Out /  0000000016 00000 n Describe how a particular story’s…plot unfolds in a series of episodes as well as how the characters respond or change as the plot moves toward a resolution. 0000002768 00000 n -- Los Angeles Times, Kathryn Erskine has written a must-read gem, one of the most moving novels of the year.

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Explain how the author develops the point of view of the narrator, Compare and contrast texts in different forms or genres…in terms of their approaches to similar themes and topics.

That's the stuff Caitlin's older brother, Devon, has always explained. Use the discussion questions in this guide to examine the complex social and emotional issues in Kathryn Erskine's Mockingbird, the story of a young girl with Asperger's syndrome dealing with the tragic loss of her brother.This printable literature guide also includes research ideas and activities to supplement classroom reading. 0000014233 00000 n 0000003328 00000 n

After her brother died in a school shooting, on ‘The Day Our Life Fell Apart’, everything changes for her. To search one or more specific libraries: Check the boxes beside the libraries you want to search. To change this data, submit a. 0000043581 00000 n 0000005217 00000 n 0000010210 00000 n -- Publishers Weekly , starred review * "[A] fine addition to the recent group of books with autistic narrators." 0000010997 00000 n The incredible magic of being / by Kathryn Erskine. KATHRYN ERSKINE syNopsis For Caitlin, life is better in black and white.

This book would be a strong addition to a classes literature circles. -- Los Angeles Times, Patient Education Pamphlets(Nova Scotia Health Authority). Change ), You are commenting using your Google account. In Caitlin's world, everything is black or white.

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No Tags, Be the first to tag this record! ( Log Out /  Determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in a text. endstream endobj 37 0 obj <>>> endobj 38 0 obj <>/ExtGState<>/Font<>/ProcSet[/PDF/Text/ImageC]/Properties<>>>/XObject<>>>/Rotate 0/TrimBox[0.0 0.0 595.276 841.89]/Type/Page>> endobj 39 0 obj <> endobj 40 0 obj <> endobj 41 0 obj <> endobj 42 0 obj [/ICCBased 58 0 R] endobj 43 0 obj <> endobj 44 0 obj <> endobj 45 0 obj <> endobj 46 0 obj <> endobj 47 0 obj <>stream 0000003587 00000 n You will need to repeat these steps for each new search. Caitlin wants to get over it, but as an eleven-year-old girl with Asperger's, she doesn't know how. 0000022110 00000 n

Praise for MOCKINGBIRD * "Erskine works in powerful imagery throughout." The information below is included in your interlibrary loan request. She loses the one person who can make sense of the world for her, and life loses all meaning. 0000011584 00000 n -- Horn Book "This heartbreaking story is delivered in the straightforward, often funny voice of a fifth-grade girl with Asperger's Syndrome." 0000021315 00000 n

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-- Horn Book "This heartbreaking story is delivered in the straightforward, often funny voice of a fifth-grade girl with Asperger's Syndrome." The language features to this story are somewhat unique. The sentences are structured using a variety of types; however, most are simple with grammatical errors that a child would make-(i.e. From your search results, use the Narrow Search options on the left-hand side of the screen. The availiability of items requested from other libraries may depend on the policies of the other libraries. When she reads the definition of closure, she realizes that is what she needs. Change ), A Librarian's Comprehensive Reader's Guide. Caitlin Smith- Caitlin is 11 years old and has Asperger's Syndrome. 36 0 obj <> endobj

Mockingbird is a moderately complex book when measuring from the Qualitative Measures Rubric.



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