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Have you gone CORE yet?!? Core vocabulary is all the buzz in special education these days, but with good reason, these seemingly simple words make up roughly 80% of what we say!

When you teach your students CORE vocabulary, you're giving them so much more than just a few words. You're giving them the words they need to start a conversation, to comment to a friend, or to ask for something they want, or interject into a conversation. Simply put, you're giving them the words they need to communicate.

Instead of teaching your student to say- "Apple...Apple...Apple" by handing you a laminated picture of an apple. They'll be able to say- "want more" or point and say "there" to indicate where their snack is. Core words are the words we all use to communicate with each other every day.

Give your students the words they need to develop true language skills, don't hold them back to simply requesting items that are in their immediate vicinity.

Are you ready for the best part? Teaching core words are... way easier than picture exchange systems!

No more printing/ cutting/ laminating the same set of nouns, only to have them destroyed or lost in a few days.

If you're teaching non-verbal students you can use a speech generating device or the low tech version- core boards (we've supplied you with a link if you don't already have one) and you just print and laminate, that's it, everything they need is just on one page, and no more moving pieces to lose, it's amazing!

We hope you're ready to switch over, and Go CORE. This packet has everything you need to get started!

[ P R O D U C T • I N C L U D E S ]
This packet is HUGE! It provides a plethora of resources to your students engaged and communicating.

With CORE language the focus is on getting students to truly develop their language, by understanding the words and how they are used in conversation.

Get started with focus word sets. This product has 19 focus words + a few our super popular CORE Adapted Fairytales to get you started with Core Vocabulary!

Don't worry about the prep, we've done it for you!

Big and Little Core Words Set

Core Books:
Big or Little
Get Big or Get Little
Growing Up Little to Big

- Big/ Little BINGO
- Big/ Little Matching Game

Big/ Little Word Work
Big and Little Focus Words Posters
Big and Little CORE Phrases to Model

Dirty and Clean Core Words Set

Core Books:
Clean or Dirty?
Do You Like Getting Dirty?
Help Me Clean Now

Games: Dirty/ Clean

Dirty/ Clean Word Work
Dirty and Clean Focus Words Posters
Dirty and Clean CORE Phrases to Model

Go and Stop Core Words Set

Core Books:
Come in, Go Away!
Go, Go, Go!
Stop, Please!
We Go

Stop and Go Signs
Stop, Go Game

Go and Stop Word Work
Go and Stop Focus Words Posters
Go and Stop CORE Phrases to Model

Good and Bad Core Words Set

Core Books:
Good Boy... Bad Boy
Good or Bad
How Does it Look?

Games: Good Dog, Bad Dog Matching Game

Good and Bad Word Work
Good and Bad Focus Words Posters
Good and Bad CORE Phrases to Model

Here and There Core Words Set

Core Books:
Come Here!
I Want to Go... THERE
There it is Fairy

Games: Here/ There Game

Here and There Word Work
Here and There Focus Words Posters
Here and There CORE Phrases to Model

Look and Like Core Words Set

Core Books:
Eat Like A...
Look at Me
Look, Do you like it?
Look, Do you like it? 2
Look, Don't Look
We Like to Play

Look and Like Word Work
Look and Like Focus Words Posters
Look and Like CORE Phrases to Model

Now, Ready and Later Core Words Set

Core Books:
Are You Ready?
Get Ready
Now or Later?

Now or Later Game

Now, Later Word Work
Now, Ready, Later Focus Words Posters
Now, Ready, Later CORE Phrases to Model

This and That Core Words Set

Core Books:
Don't Eat That!
Get This, Get That
I Want That!
Take this, Don't take that (Beach)
Take this, Don't take that (School)

This and That Word Work

This and That Focus Words Posters
This and That CORE Phrases to Model

Turn and Do Core Words Set

Core Books:
Do Your Work!
I do it, You do it!
Turn it
Who Does?
Whose Turn?

Turn and Do Word Work
Turn and Do Focus Words Posters
Turn and Do CORE Phrases to Model

+ 3 Of our Hugely Popular CORE Adapted Fairytales to get you started!

Now includes Core Vocabulary Motivational Posters
- Keep Calm and Model On
- Keep it Simple and Keep it Core
- All you need is CORE
-Yes I can
- This this. Core words
-Give me a turn
- I want that now
- I will do it!

Each poster comes in full color and printer friendly versions.

As well as focus keyword posters to keep everyone on your team on the same page.

Great for Independent Work Station

[ R E C O M M E N D A T I O N S ]
Suggestions for using core vocabulary with non-verbal students using communications boards/ AAC Devices:

1) It’s okay to be slow! Your students will need the extra time to find icons and follow your models, so going slow is only beneficial!

2) Model, model, model. Students learn by watching you use the core board/ device and hearing you speak the words. If your student is hesitant about touching the board at first, then for now you can settle for letting them attend to you using the board. This can be a nice introduction to the idea that the boards are there for communication.

3) You are NOT limited to only using the words target words. These words should be the focus, but feel free to be modeling words and phrases as appropriate in all settings. Also, when you are modeling use of the board/ AAC device you do not need to touch an icon for every single word that you say. For example, you may tell a student “Look at your work,” but the only icon you touch might be “look.”

4) Everybody should be on board. All staff members who interact with the students should get familiar using the core board/ AAC device. This is now a way that we can all communicate with each other.

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