When Cece went to the Fisher School for the Deaf, her teacher taught her and the other students how to read lips. Name a couple of things that make it hard to read lips.
- If they can’t see your face 2. Exaggerated mouth movements 3. Shouting 4. Mustaches and beards 5. Hands in front of mouths 6. Dark out 7. Group discussions
How old was Cece when she became deaf?
She was 4 years old when she became deaf.
How does Cece loose her hearing and become deaf?
When she was 4, she was diagnosed with meningitis and her brain swelled up , which lead to her loosing her hearing.
What does Cece call her hearing aid?
The Phonic Ear.
What superpower does the Phonic Ear give Cece?
She has super hearing. She can hear her teacher all over the school.
What gave Cece the idea to call herself El Deafo?
She was watching a TV show that had a deaf girl in it who was being called the name “Deafo” by some kids.
What kind of class did Cece’s mom take her to at the church?
A sign language class.
When Cece hurt her eye, why does Martha stop talking to her?
Martha thought it was her fault
What does Cece’s crush Mike Miller have at his house that Cece always uses?
What did Cece end up needing in 5th grade that helped her to lip read a lot better?
What idea did Mike Miller have that made Cece a hero to her classmates?
When the teacher left for 20 minutes for Quiet Math, they could goof off while Cece listened for when the teacher was on her way back to the classroom
What did the guidance counselor have the students make that represents the good feeling you get when someone is kind to you?
Who becomes Cece’s sidekick?
Her friend, Martha.
What is Martha’s sidekick name?
The True Friend