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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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Using Digital Photos to Teach Language

May 7, 2014 | By jmitchell | Comments Off on Using Digital Photos to Teach Language | Filed in: Communication, Language, Making Materials.

Children LOVE to see photos of themselves so take pictures and make learning activities!  Here are some ideas: Play Bingo with the students pictures Show part of the photo and try to guess who it is Sort boys/girls Use digital disguises (hat/glasses/jewelry) Delete the eyes and mouth, print, and then use manipulatives to change expressions • 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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