Core Word and Letter of the Week (AAC and early speech)

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  1. All the materials you need for a successful Letter of the Week theme in your special education classroom or speech therapy!There are so many great reasons to use a "letter of the week" approach with early language and pre-literate learners including:Easy to organize literacy, crafts, and activities
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The “Core Word and Letter of the Week" program was created to help your preschool and early language learners communicate! This program makes lesson planning a breeze, give you more time to focus on students, and help you teach crucial language skills.

You can see videos of these products in action here.

Included in this download are easy to implement sets of activities, worksheets, and ideas focusing on CORE vocabulary for every letter of the alphabet. Core vocabulary is used for 94% of all the words spoken, and therefore most important vocabulary for all early language learners. Core vocabulary provides flexibility to request, comment, ask for help, and engage socially. It is the foundation for later language.

With “Core Word and Letter of the Week", you will use a systematic way to teach the alphabet and increase phonics skills. My teachers and I have chosen to teach the letters in alphabetic order, however, they could be taught in any order that works with your other curriculum. Because there are more weeks in the school year than letters of the alphabet, go back and start over after finishing the first round.

For each letter of the alphabet, the following materials are included:

★ Letter for parent/staff, including links to songs and books to support the word

★ Communication board

★ Poster for classroom and Engineering the Environment cues

★ Activity

★ Worksheet

★ File Folder activity

★ Book



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❤️ "This is going to MAKE my year!!!!! I am working closely with one of the kindergarten teachers this year with a special transitional K class for children too old for pre-k, but not ready for gen ed K. I was looking for something like this and now that I've looked at it, there's so much more than I expected. Love it already."

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