Happy Summer everyone! High temperature in NC today is predicted to be 100, so it's time to head to Canada, which I'll be doing in 5 days. Are any of you readers from the Maritime Provinces? You'll see my husband and I cruising by, enjoying the cool weather.
Two weeks ago, I attended a DPI institute taught by some folks at the Center for Literacy and Disability Studies. It was awesome, and if you have the time, please peruse their website. There is tons of information there and invaluable links---perfect if you teach children with complex communication needs.
I'm a fan of Tarheel Reader, and learned about one author (Reed A. Booke) who has put up some books which emphasize core vocabulary and simple repetitive vocabulary. One in particular, "Like, Not Like", was all about core, so I downloaded it and changed out some of the pictures, (more for copyright purposes), and changed one word,"this", to "it" so that all of the words in the book were on the core 36 board. You can download the original book from Tarheel Reader, or download my version (link is at the bottom of this post.) Here are other useful links:
- Tarheel Reader--'Reed a. Booke' authored
- Project Core---lots of core vocabulary boards to print depending on what your student needs--I usually go with the 36 core board.
- Aided Language Stimulation---you may need to do this as you read and comment about the book
No need for velcro with this book. I would just model the words on the core boards and teach the word location on the student's devices or overlays. Here are a few screen shots:
Click here to download my version of this book.