The Thursday Surprise

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"The Thursday Surprise is an excellent story to use with neurotypical children who will have a classmate with autism or for students who will be participating in a peer-to-peer program. This story illustrates how children with autism are individuals and that multiple approaches need to be used in schools. It also shows the joy when a child on the spectrum opens up and lets someone into his or her world."
─Sue Ladach Autism Spectrum Disorder Teacher
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Overview

"The Thursday Surprise is an excellent story to use with neurotypical children who will have a classmate with autism or for students who will be participating in a peer-to-peer program. This story illustrates how children with autism are individuals and that multiple approaches need to be used in schools. It also shows the joy when a child on the spectrum opens up and lets someone into his or her world."
─Sue Ladach Autism Spectrum Disorder Teacher
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780984342679
  • Publisher: G Publishing
  • Publication date: 1/3/2011
  • Pages: 100
  • Product dimensions: 5.00 (w) x 8.00 (h) x 0.24 (d)

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  • Posted April 2, 2014

    In The Thursday Surprise, we meet a fourth grader named Katie wh

    In The Thursday Surprise, we meet a fourth grader named Katie who is best friends with Melissa. One Thursday, Mrs. Burnette ends recess early informing the students that she has chosen a few of them to take books in to read to students in Mr. Appleton’s room. He teaches students who have autism. Katie and Melissa find the room well-organized but stark and boring. The students act different, and there are a lot of rules. Katie is paired with a boy named Michael who does not pay attention and will not look at her. She can’t get him interested in anything. Katie is so frustrated that she does not want to go back again and is still upset when she gets home. Her mom explains that each autistic child is very different; you need to be patient and try different things. Katie promises her mother and teacher that she will try, but nothing seems to be working. Will Katie find a way to help Michael and gain a new friend?

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