After using the WonderWorks reading series for a couple weeks we quickly discovered that our students with autism were struggling with the definitions that were provided for the vocabulary words. We also felt that the students weren’t getting enough practice with the words/definitions. We modified the definitions to make them more user friendly and designed a few more activities for each unit. We would use these activities in conjunction with the digital activities on WonderWorks and saw an improvement in assessment scores.
Included in this packet you will find:
Vocabulary words with definitions handout
Vocabulary flash cards
Matching definitions worksheet
Each worksheet is identifiable by the three small numbers in the upper right hand corner. The first number being the grade level, the second number the unit, and the third number the week. We choose not to write the grade level on the worksheets because some students may work on reading that is below grade level. We do not want the students to feel discouraged by this.