- Find and read the first two chapters of Sharon M Draper’s novel Out of My Mind (Try http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/out-of-my-mind-sharon-m-draper/1100335280?ean=9781416971719 or a search of the Barnes and Noble or Amazon website).
- Out of My Motivation (JF): What does the main character want most in life (and how do you know)?
- Character Sketch (JF): What can you know or infer about the main character of Out of My Mind based on the first two chapters. (What do you know? How do you know it?)
- Mind Matters (JF): Write about a time when you did not or could not say what you wish you could. (500 characters) or Describe something about you which would surprise some people. (500 characters)
- The Essential Mind (J Q&A): Ask your class an essential question about the big issues in life based on Out of My Mind. Respond thoughtfully to two or more.