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Literature: "Dovey Coe" by Frances O'Roark Dowell

These sites are about the book “Dovey Coe” and author Frances O’Roark Dowell. Includes interviews and biographies of the author. There are classroom activity ideas and discussion questions that go along with the book. There are also photographs of Boone, NC, and the mountains of North Carolina. eThemes Resources on American Sign Language, Disability Awareness, and the American Judicial Branch are linked.

Grades

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  • 7

Links

This is an official site of the author. Find out how she became a writer and inspirations for writing.
Scroll down for discussion questions and activities that go along with the book.
Use this lesson plan while reading "Dovey Coe" to assist students in understanding the use of literary voice in a novel. An extention activity about "fingerprints' and voice is given.
Use the interactive Mystery Cube after reading "Dovey Coe" or before writing a mystery.
Use this student-illustrated book review while reading "Dovey Coe" with your students.
This health site provides audio articles about hearing loss, ears, and hearing impairment advice from a kid. Also available in Spanish.
In this lesson plan, students will learn about the impact of dialect in literature as well as their own speaking and writing by using the book Dovey Coe.
These sites explain the role of the Supreme Court and the judicial branch of government. Includes information on the justices, explanations of court proceedings, summaries of landmark cases, and a Webquest.
These sites help students learn basic American Sign Language. Includes animations, illustrations, lesson plans, and online games. There is a link to an eThemes Resource on disability awareness.
These sites are about different types of disabilities and answer common questions children have. Learn how visual and hearing impaired people use Braille and American Sign Language. Also covers how the law protects people with disabilities.

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