Archives: Making Materials

Interactive Books and Core Vocabulary

September 12, 2016 | By jmitchell | Comments Off on Interactive Books and Core Vocabulary | Filed in: Communication, Early Literacy, Language, Making Materials.






I have decided to develop a few of my own interactive books so that I can give them away and avoid copyright issues. I believe it is important to focus on Core Vocabulary words even with verbal students. Most Core Vocabulary words are also found on sight word lists (Dolch,  Fry…). Here’s the book I • Read More »

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Make a LARGE Core Classroom Board

August 26, 2016 | By jmitchell | Comments Off on Make a LARGE Core Classroom Board | Filed in: Communication, Language, Making Materials.






Every classroom with nonverbal or minimally verbal children needs a Classroom Core¹ Board!  This tool can be used for morning group instruction AND will provide ongoing exposure to the target core words.  Language concepts (core words) should be taught in a short, interactive hands-on activities that explicitly teaches the concept.   Nonverbal and verbal students (who • Read More »

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Making a Lotto Board with Google Docs

August 22, 2014 | By jmitchell | Comments Off on Making a Lotto Board with Google Docs | Filed in: Articulation, Language, Making Materials.






You can make a lotto game board using either Google documents or Google presentation. Your board will be available to edit anytime or to print from any computer. You can also make it public for others to use.  It only takes 5-10 minutes or even less. This presentation includes step-by-step directions using Google Documents to • Read More »

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Sparkup Digital Reader

July 29, 2014 | By jmitchell | Comments Off on Sparkup Digital Reader | Filed in: Articulation, Communication, Early Literacy, Language, Making Materials.






My favorite digital reader for young children is the Spark Up Reader. It uses a digital camera to attach the page to your audio recording of the page.  It has plenty of memory for LOTS of books and the recordings can be backed up to a computer.  Here are more ideas on how to use • Read More »

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