Adapted Novels

*These resources are provided for teachers to help students with severe disabilities participate in the general curriculum. Please limit the use and distribution of these materials accordingly.
*We do encourage teachers/parents to purchase the unadapted novel in its original form for each student to be able to explore the cover, see the title and author, and hear the unadapted text be read aloud to them. 

Adapted novels can help students with ESN access content read by their same-aged peers without ESN. In IMPACT, we adapted novels that included (a) challenging vocabulary to support participation in the inclusive classroom settings, (b) important context to support students’ understanding of key vocabulary, (c) and sufficient text to assist students in understanding the overall narrative of the story. To address challenges in keeping up with the pace of the general education classrooms, we attempted to reduce the text within a chapter to make it consumable within a single lesson.

Available Texts:

Peter Pan by J. M. BarrieTania Zamorsky (Abridged by)

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City of Ember by Jeanne DuPrau

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The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind by William Kamkwamba & Bryan Mealer

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Two Roads by Joseph Bruchac

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Chapters currently available:
1a, 1b, 2a, 2b

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