Interactive books are a must for teaching abstract concepts. They're especially useful and engaging for children with limited verbal output, children with autism, visual learners, kinesthetic learners, and children with high energy! This one is perfect for your pet themed lessons or anytime!
Use this easy to assemble interactive book to engage your students while teaching them all about puppies! At the same time you will address answering what and where questions, positional concepts, and vocabulary (including atrributes and verbs related to puppies!)
Answering questions, following directions, using new vocabulary, etc., can be a real challenge for our students, but using the teaching materials in this download and then manipulating the relatable images in this book can help make new concepts and words less abstract.
This 24 page download includes:
- teaching visuals to help students understand how to answer basic wh- questions
- all the pages and parts needed to assemble the interactive book
- detailed instructions with photographs that explain how to use this book and how to scaffold based on how well your student performs - the multiple uses suggested will allow you to use this product for longer than you expect
- Larger sized printable cut outs that the children can manipulate also provide tons of fun practice with positional concepts and following directions. Larger cut outs for students to move and manipulate include a dog bone, dog bowl, ball, dog brush, chair, bathtub, stick, 2 puppies, girl, doghouse, table, wagon, regular bed, and dog bed.
Whether students already grasp the concepts featured in this packet somewhat or not, this book will give them lots of extra practice! In addition to answering questions, this book also prompts the reader to point to important aspects of the illustrations and demonstrate actions - a fun & interactive part of this activity!
When the book poses a question related to the pictures. (such as “Who is dirty?” students can give the answer verbally or children with limited verbal skills can physically “give” the answer by choosing the appropriate action from the 12 moveable picture choices. The goal is to get the child to pair the picture with a verbal response. If he/she does not offer a verbal response, model it for him/her. The repetitive nature of this book is likely to increase the chance of an appropriate response. Your modeling is key!
Some of the topics/concepts/skills covered in this book include:
- what questions
- where questions
- taking care of puppies
- dogs vs. puppies
- puppy vocabulary: fetch/collar/leash/hungry/busy/dish/dig/nap
- actions: jump/sleep/snuggle/eat/chew/sit/lying down/
- making simple predictions
BE SURE to download the detailed preview for a closer look!
Check out my other interactive books, and I have many more interactive books in the works!
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