Ashley Fiolek – Deaf Female Motorcross Champion

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This is the story of Ashley Fiolek, female motorcross champion. Ashley has been deaf her whole life! She recently wrote a book called “Kicking Up Dirt” that tells her inspirational story. This video tells Ashley’s story as well.

Additional Resources:

  • Check out Ashley’s website!
  • Here is another video called “At Home With Ashley Fiolek”.

Topics for Discussion:

  • What would it be like to be deaf? What things might be difficult to do if you couldn’t hear?
  • What qualities does Ashley show in pursuing her motorcross dreams despite her inability to hear?

Take Action:

  • Check out the Funbrain website to learn how to sign the alphabet!

Teacher Features:

  • Here is a link to a Critical Reading Skills worksheet that you can use for elementary school students.
  • Here is a link to a Critical Reading Skills worksheet that you can use for middle school students.

 

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