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Children's Literature arranged by Book Title - FREE Presentations in PowerPoint format, Free Interactives and Games. Digital Booktalk. Printables. Improving literacy outcomes for individuals with autism spectrum disorders and limited speech – Webcast. This free webcast provides information on effective instructional procedures to teach literacy skills to individuals with ASD and limited speech.

Improving literacy outcomes for individuals with autism spectrum disorders and limited speech – Webcast

The webcast includes both detailed instructional procedures, as well as case examples (including videoclips) of reading and writing instruction with children and adolescents with ASD.The webcast provides information on how to teach key literacy skills, including phonological awareness skills,letter-sound correspondences,decoding skills,shared reading skillssight word recognition skills,reading and understanding books, early writing skills The instructional procedures are based on the recommendations of the National Reading Panel (2000), with adaptations to support the participation of individuals with ASD who have limited speech. Magic Spoons. Why hello there my fellow blogger buddies!

Magic Spoons

Were you wondering if I fell off the face of the Earth? If I did not, in fact, survive the madness of the holiday season? If a pack of rabid kindergarteners ate me alive??!! DON'T FRET!! I'm back. :) Not only am I back, but I have a great little somethin' to share! So this little phonemic awareness activity is called Magic Spoons. When my teacher friends were sharing this idea with me, I immediately envisioned shiny, glittering, golden spoons that were oh-so-magical. Anywho, I found these packs of golden spoons at Party City for cheap (AND was able to walk out of there with ONLY the spoons - yay for self control!). Next, I wrote on my spoons. All4mychild. Reading Journals — Jimmie's Collage. I’ve started using reading journals with Sprite.

Reading Journals — Jimmie's Collage

It’s a way to encourage her independent interactions with the novels she’s reading. Lincoln Novel, Bookmark, and Journal I printed and laminated these bookmarks and made a simple single fold book for her Abraham Lincoln biography (shape template). It seems that the bookmarks linked there have disappeared from the web. Here is another, less colorful, option from Busy Teacher Cafe. Jericho’s Journey and Reading Journal Here’s another one for Jericho’s Journey with a covered wagon image. Of course, she already interacts with text but generally in discussions with me when I tend to pull things out of her. Reading Response Prompts Minioffice She can also use the reading journal to make notes about the plot or about new vocabulary words which may be helpful for notebooking pages or a writing assignment.

She does both narrations and reactions in her journal. I’ve not given this reading response minioffice to Sprite yet. The 2011 CYBILS Literary Awards – Seven iPad Book Apps to Make the Cut. This past October, I was honored to be chosen as a first round judge for the Cybils Award, a literary award started over five years ago by book bloggers.

The 2011 CYBILS Literary Awards – Seven iPad Book Apps to Make the Cut

According the the Cybils website, this award was begun to: "Reward the children’s and young adult authors (and illustrators, let’s not forget them) whose books combine the highest literary merit and “kid appeal.” What’s that mean? If some la-di-dah awards can be compared to brussel sprouts, and other, more populist ones to gummy bears, we’re thinking more like organic chicken nuggets.

We’re yummy and nutritious. Foster a sense of community among bloggers who write about children’s and YA literature, highlight our best reviewers (and shamelessly promote their blogs) and provide a forum for the similarly obsessed. " Book apps have been around since the iPhone launched in 2008, although it wasn’t until the larger screen option with the iPad in 2010 that they really caught fire in the literary community.

Improving literacy outcomes for individuals with complex communication needs. Challenge Literacy skills are tremendously important in today’s society; they provide a means to enhance education, improve employment opportunities, develop social relationships, access the Internet, foster personal expression, and provide enjoyable leisure activities.

Improving literacy outcomes for individuals with complex communication needs

Literacy skills are even more important for individuals who have complex communication needs and have limited speech. Literacy skills allow individuals who require AAC a means to communicate anything they want. Unfortunately most of literacy curricula require students to provide oral responses; these programs are not appropriate for individuals with autism spectrum disorders, cerebral palsy, Down syndrome, and other special needs who have limited speech. There is an urgent need to develop effective, research-based interventions to teach literacy skills to individuals with complex communication needs. Research Activities. Download Word Shape Worksheet Maker 1.07f Free - Easily create work sheets to help with handwriting skills.

Make your own printable word shapes worksheets. Word Wall Shapes - Printable Word Walls from Big Ideas in Beginning Reading.