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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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Shared Reading for Language Development

September 2, 2016 | By jmitchell | Comments Off on Shared Reading for Language Development | Filed in: Communication, Early Literacy, Language.

  A primary goal for shared reading is to increase language.   Secondary goals can include joint attention, increase participation, and picture representation. For children who are nonverbal or minimally verbal, you can easily make it interactive by inserting target vocabulary in the story using AAC.  For example, when reading The Very Hungry Caterpillar by Bill • Read More »

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Three Children and a Bully (A Billy Goats’ Gruff Adaption)

March 6, 2016 | By jmitchell | Comments Off on Three Children and a Bully (A Billy Goats’ Gruff Adaption) | Filed in: Early Literacy.

Taking a familiar story, such as Billy Goats’ Gruff, a new story can be developed.  Keeping the structure of the story, replace the main characters and setting.  Young children thrive on repetition and familiarity.  Talk about how the two stories are similar and once this has been established, discuss differences-characters, settings, problems, solutions. Three Children and • Read More »

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Getting Started with Emergent Literacy

February 22, 2014 | By jmitchell | Comments Off on Getting Started with Emergent Literacy | Filed in: Early Literacy.

Learning to read and write begins very early in life.  Emergent literacy suggests that the development of literacy is taking place within the child. It also suggests that it is a gradual process and will take place over time. To emerge, something needs to be there at the beginning (the child’s own natural learning ability) • Read More »

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