Bibliographic Information: Bell, C., & Lasky, D. (2014). El Deafo. New York, NY: Amulet Books.

Brief Annotation: A graphic novel about a girl name Cece who have meningitis and becomes deaf at the age of four. When Cece entered first grade, her family moved to a different house and Cece have to attend a different school. There Cece encounters many things and different friends that comes and goes. Cece has to adjust to her hearing aids and learn ways to communicate with her peers. Throughout the graphic novel we see Cece growing as a person and how she gets to know more about herself and people around her.

Genre: Graphic Novel

Grade Level: 4-6

Readers who will like this book: This book is for anyone really. Readers who enjoys graphic novels.

Response and Ratings: The book was really interesting and I have fun reading it. I felt like I was able to see, feel and hear  what she was feeling and hearing. 5 out of 5.

Question:   Why did Cece laugh when she heard ” Deafo” and why did she call her self El deafo?

Strategy: Sustained Silent Reading  –  An independent reading time set aside during the school day for students in one class to silently read. Something for students to read on their own and to reflect on their own.

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