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.


  1. it! Thanks so much for sharing!

  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.

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

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

  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!

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

  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. :)

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

  7. My son's speech therapist just told me about the resources you provide and this is awesome! We wanted to be able to work with him more at home to supplement his speech therapy. Thank you so much!