Sunday, July 19, 2015

Adapting Books to Support Communication and Interaction

Tis' the season for excellent finds in the dollar bins at Target!  Among the many amazing school supplies, books, games, and flash cards, I found six excellent board books that I just couldn't pass up. 

First up this series of four flap books: Are These My Spots? Whose Ears are These? Who Makes that Sound,  and How Do I Move? 


I added simple aided language pages to support students in answering the questions in each story. 


Great for students who have limited verbal skills or are just starting to use complete sentences as the pages will aid them in expand their responses to phrases and shorts sentences.  Such as, "The frog makes that sound" or " A turtle has a shell."

Simply print the pages, laminate or packing tape them, and tape the edge of each page to the last page of each book.  You can then fold the page inside the back cover for storing purposes.

NOTE:  If you print on cardstock or mount to thin cardboard the aided
language pages will hold themselves up so students have access to
the words as they look at the books.

Next up, Disney Pixar's Inside Out Colorful Emotion.


I added sentence strips and a Velcro word bank for students to work on pronouns, colors, and emotions. A great set of concepts especially for a book that was only a dollar!


This time tape the cardboard to the edge of the front page so you can fold it inside for storing purposes and then tape a sentence strip on each page with words on it.


And for my last dollar bin treasure, Fisher Price's Little People Time to Count.


For this one, I simply added instructions and questions with a permanent marker. 


For example, on this page I asked the student to circle the wheels and circle how many oranges.  Like I have shared in a previous literacy workbox post all you need is dry erase crayons to make board books interactive!

That all for now!  Just a short post to make sure you didn't pass up these great finds at Target!

Happy reading and shopping, Lindy


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