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- voice /vois/
- fit in /FIT IN/
- outlet /OUT-let/
- spectrum /SPEK-truhm/
- repetitive /ri-PET-i-tiv/
[noun] – an expression of opinion, or the right to express your opinion
The community encourages everyone involved to have their voices heard.
[phrasal verb] – to feel that you belong to a particular group and are accepted by that group
Hiro is very friendly, so don’t worry. He’ll definitely fit in the group easily.
[noun] – a way in which emotion or energy can be expressed or made use of
Writing short poems is Olivia’s emotional outlet.
[noun] – a range of different positions, opinions, etc. between two extreme points
The program welcomes students from both ends of the social spectrum.
[adjective] – expressed or happening in the same way many times
It’s advisable to take a break from the screen every half an hour to avoid repetitive motion disorder.
Karmen, who produced the digital drawings of the book, has used illustrations as a creative outlet since early childhood. Asperger’s syndrome is an autism spectrum disorder that makes it difficult for people with the condition to socialize with others and is marked by repetitive behaviors. Mr. Cowely stated that working with Isle Listen was a “natural fit” as he had seen the mental health difficulties that young people face first-hand during his tenure as a teacher. “I like the fact that they’re going to use the book to get youngsters talking because it’s got that right message in a nice friendly atmosphere to start exploring some of the issues with them.”
- What is your favorite way of experiencing a story? (books, television shows, movies, etc.)
- Have you read a book that inspires readers to do something? Please tell me more about it.
- If you wrote a book, what would you write about and why?
- Should more people with disabilities write or produce books?
- Aside from books or illustrations, what are other methods for people to express themselves?