Silent Days, Silent Dreams pieces together the tragic but inspired life of the
deaf, mute, and autistic artist James Castle. The story will pull on readers’
heartstrings and bring difficult, but relevant, issues to the surface. This
module engages all the senses and showcases how one can triumph over
Before you begin...
Each Artful Reading Module is flexibly designed for a 2-3 week duration.
Lessons are marked for Before-, During-, or After-Reading to guide your
planning. Each lesson is designed in an easy to read format, with standards,
materials needed, and step-by-step directions to ensure you are fully
prepared when it’s time to deliver.
This module contains the following lessons:
- Jump In
- Sensory Stations: Mystery Sound Tubes, Hidden Figure Drawing, Feelings, The Nose Knows, Taste Taboo
- Overcoming Obstacles
- Art with What We Have
- Sign Language
- The Black Book of Colors
- Thinking in Pictures
and optional extensions that can stretch the module further.
Prior to delivering the module, preview all the included materials with this
Artful Reading kit, read all included texts and lessons, and make note of any
additional supplies you’ll need to gather before starting.
Mimic, Simile, Metaphor, Braille, Tone, Autism, Cause and Effect