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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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AnyBook Reader for Kids

June 3, 2014 | By jmitchell | Comments Off on AnyBook Reader for Kids | Filed in: Communication, Early Literacy, Language, Making Materials.

The Franklin Anybook Reader is a great digital reading device that can motivate and engage any child. Here are some other ideas that can help make kids enthusiastic readers: Alternative Uses: Place stickers in designated spots in text for students to stop and answer a prompt that has been strategically inserted. Prompt students to find • Read More »

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The Five Senses

April 2, 2014 | By jmitchell | Comments Off on The Five Senses | Filed in: Language.

The Five Senses Time: 10 – 15 minutes for each sense Materials: Different items from around the house Activity for Smell: Talk about the different smells around the house and community. Words to learn are barbecue, seasonings/spices, fumes.  You can also play a game with smells. Get a few jars out of the kitchen (peanut butter, • Read More »

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Photographs

March 21, 2014 | By jmitchell | Comments Off on Photographs | Filed in: Language.

Time: 10 – 15 minutes Materials: Photographs of special occasions Activity: Show your child a photograph. Tell him about the occasion, when it was taken,who the people are, how they are feeling. Allow your child to tell someone else about the photograph. Suggested Script: Look at this picture. This was taken the day you were • Read More »

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