Who doesn't like trains? I've ridden them in the US, in Indonesia, in Italy, in Spain, and in Norway. I'd love to go to Japan and ride the Bullet Train
. Kids often are facinated by trains too and several I worked with were familiar (obsessed) with Thomas. Some owned myriad Thomas toys, and even when they didn't really have functional communication skills, could name all the characters instantly, putting my limited Thomas vocabulary skills to shame.
In honor of train travel, I've adapted a Tarheel Reader book I found. I changed out some of the pictures due to copyright issues, and added icons, and a sentence frame at the end. The original book is here.
The link to my interactive rendition is below. I liked this book with its repetitive language, use of modifiers, and vivid pictures. If you are working on core AAC vocabulary, there are several words here along with a variety of fringe vocabulary. If you are working on kindergarten reading level, this book works for that too! The symbols are from Smarty Symbols
and I pay a subscription fee which allows me to create and share materials
All pages follow the 'I see a _____ train' pattern.
Icons are provided for matching, and a sentence frame is on the last page.
You can download the free printable book from this link.
Long ago, my husband and I along with our two boys took a trip across the country on Amtrak.
It took a long time with many stops along the way to explore Washington DC, Pittsburgh, Chicago, Glacier National Park, and Seattle. Needless to say, we had loads of fun and an experience my boys will never forget!