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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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The Importance of Pretend Play

February 23, 2014 | By jmitchell | Comments Off on The Importance of Pretend Play | Filed in: Language.

Almost everyone comes into the world with the wondrous capacity to imagine and if they don’t, we can teach them. Toddlers use play themes that reflect their home life. During the second year, children begin to act out their imaginings in spontaneous, dramatic play. As language and understanding increase, the actions children copy become more • Read More »

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