Friday, February 3, 2012

What can Dogs Do? A printable adapted book

A while back, I posted about a printable book--"What Can Cats Do?"    This has been very popular, but someone left a comment that they wished the book was about dogs.  I guess I take requests!  I looked on Tarheel Reader, and rewrote one of the dog books  so the sentences were present progressive, and I then added a question to each page.  I also included a page of Boardmaker icons for adapting this, and....... Presto!  That reader's wish has been granted!  I hope she reads this---it's my 'random act of kindness' for the week.

This book, like the cats book, is great for verbs, and the icons can be used to add different subjects---"dog swing", "boy swing".  The language is simple and patterned, and the pictures are great.  Sample activities--
  • Act out each page with stuffed animals
  • Print the book without the text--ask the kids to tell you what's happening
  • Have the kids add a new page. They can draw (or act out with a stuffed animal) a different action.  Take a picture and add it!
  • Compare and contrast the cat book with the dog book.  What's the same? What's different?
  • Artic---lots of simple consonants here that repeat themselves!
  • AAC---these words can all be programmed into a static cell AAC device along with some comments
I'm sure there's a lot more, but it's Friday night.  My brain is tired : /

I want this dog.

Title Page



Here is a link to a free download of this book and the icons from Google Docs. Google is miracle!


Have a nice weekend!  

P.S.  I now have a "Counting Horses" verb book here.

10 comments:

  1. Ooh...love it! Thanks so much for sharing!

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  2. I absolutely love this! Thank you so much for sharing! I am new to your blog and really enjoy it. Keep up the wonderful work.

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  3. I love it!! Thank you soooo much! My kids will enjoy this book!

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  4. Brilliant resources! Thank you for sharing them :)

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  5. These books have changed our ed support centre! The kids are like a magnet to them and I want to thank you so much for helping their love of literacy to grow!

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    1. That's the nicest comment I've had all year. Thank you, and I'm so happy your kids benefit from this.

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  6. Thank you, so much, for all of the wonderful adapted books to d/l! I'm a first-year special education teacher and the books are going to come in so handy for my low and non-verbal kids. I've been looking, all summer, for resources like yours. I've finally found them! Thanks, again. :)

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    1. Thank you for your nice words. Good luck with your classroom!

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