Sharing books in class that have characters with physical disabilities or learning differences give students an opportunity to see a diverse range of people. This topic is as important as sharing information about different cultures and backgrounds.
There are many books teachers are using as read alouds or novel studies with their students that include characters with differences. Books like Fish in a Tree, Rain Reign, The Running Dream, or Rules.
After reading a book that deals with this topic, help your students understand what it might be like to be in that character's shoes. Visit this BLOG POST to grab my "Considering Differences" activity page.