A long time ago, I went to a workshop where a talented mother, Inga Smith, presented on an assistive technology low tech flip book which she called "Journal Jogger". I bought the CD for this, and we created some of these flip books at our school.
She offers this product online here. Even though the website mentions 'passwords', I had no problem going directly to it. It's free, and many, many pages long. If you own Boardmaker, you can download it all!
The problem that I know many of you have is that Boardmaker is expensive.
The other problem with "Journal Jogger" is that the flipchart that it becomes is big with 26 pages of pictures/words. My kids get lost with all the words. Bigger is not better.
I have taken the same concept, but simplified it, totally reorganized the vocabulary, eliminated many pages, and used Smarty Symbols rather than Boardmaker. Although "Journal Jogger" was the inspiration, this product is totally different from the original with a different type of child in mind. "Journal Jogger" was designed originally for high functioning children with extensive vocabulary. "Writing Buddy" is designed for more linguistically challenged children who deserve their seat in the mainstream, too!
This is a low tech
assistive technology accommodation
for students to use during inclusion
in a regular primary class.
Page 2 –People and verbs
Page 3—Adjectives or descripters
Page 4---Nouns (food, drink, toys)
Page 5– Where; prepositions and places
Page 6—Numbers and fractions
Page 8—Calendar concepts
Page 10—Sentence starters
Page 11—Kindergarten high frequency words
Page 12—Steps to writing visual
This example is printed in black and white. It's very nice printed in color, but both ways work.
Take a look at this flip chart online here.
I hope you all are having a good summer. My ESY experience just ended. Vancouver, BC is next!