Eagle Eyes

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Eagle Eyes


By: Kayla

The main character in Eagle Eyes is a young boy named Ben. In the beginning Ben and his
family are out on a trial. Ben scares all the birds away from his sister because of his
clumsiness. He feels hi s family is better off without him. Ben also feels he is a pain
and a burden to his family. When Ben does his homework for school he forgets it at home
and gets in trouble with his teachers. Ben and his dad go to visit Dr. Lawson and she
informs Ben he has Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD). Ben realizes his body does not get
enough of the chemical she needs to help him control how his body moves and thinks. With
the help of Dr. Lawson and his family, Ben realizes the things he needs to think about and
the things he needs to pay attention to with his eagle eyes. I think the book handles the
issue of Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD) very well. When you start the book, it seems
just like any other children's book. A story about a boy who can do no right and who is
always in trouble. Then when Ben foes to the doctor he finds out, he has ADD. The book
goes on to tell that he needs medication like many the children who have ADD. Ben and his
father work on ways of keeping himself under control and that shows the role parents need
to play with children with ADD. By using this book in my classroom, I would explain the
ways ADD can effect a child. Probably some of my students will have ADD and those who do
not understand. The book I think would help them understand the troubles and triumphs
students who have ADD go through. Gehret, J. (1991). Eagle Eyes. New York: Verbal Images
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