Interactive Books for Functional Reading in Life Skills & SPED: Food Sight Words

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7th - 10th
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  1. Do you need meaningful materials to teach functional reading to your special education students? This functional life skills curriculum bundle is jam packed with tools for discrete trials and explicit instruction to promote fluent reading and comprehension of 100 functional sight words about food. Y
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Make teaching life skills easy and fun with these interactive books for functional reading! This set includes 12 interactive books for special education students to address reading comprehension of 100 food sight words for students working towards functional reading IEP goals. Students will love the interactivity of these books when they match pictures and words. 

These interactive books for functional reading use photographs that have teens and adults to represent individuals close to the readers in age. They are written at the second grade level to allow students who have emerging reading skills to use them. Your special education students will be engaged while learning life skills related to food, restaurants, groceries and more! 

Included in this functional reading IEP goals set:

  • 12 interactive books incorporating 100 food words
  • All the books use photographs of the food items
  • The books are designed to be interactive to demonstrate reading comprehension -- students find the word to match the picture on the page.
  • To allow easier differentiation among students in the classroom, the books include pictures (without words) for students to simply match the pictures to the page.
  • Choice board visuals to fit into the morning meeting starter kit book or storyboards if you are using them.
  • 2 Extension Page options: one has matching pictures and the other is a blank page with no pictures so you can rearrange them.
  • Suggested functional reading IEP goals
  • Extension Activities

These interactive books are great tools for direct instruction, practicing reading in independent work, and engaging students with functional materials in group time. Your students will LOVE filling in the missing words in the sentences using the laminated pieces or a dry erase marker during direct instruction. Or they can match the pictures to the page to complete the sentences.  

The books are PERFECT for special education activities in your classroom. They can be used to help build context for using environmental print. They help the students learn to use these words in connected text and how they are encountered in the environment (e.g., in a recipe, on a menu). You could also use them to answer comprehension questions like who, what, where questions from the information in the text to work further on comprehension skills.  

❤️These functional reading books are designed to help students in special education classrooms, who are often reading significantly below grade level, to read books and to enjoy reading books about characters like them.  It helps them to build functional literacy and to build their confidence as readers.

See the preview for a list of words included!

These books go perfectly with the following products to work on the same sight words in different ways: 

What teachers are saying…

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ “This set is perfect for my middle school moderate/severe students to be able to interact with literature while staying age-appropriate!” - Sarah A.

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ “This is great - Love the real-life scenarios and pictures.  Looking forward to using this with my older ESY students this summer.  Thank you” - Renee T.

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ “Exactly what I needed to supplement my other functional reading program!” - Morgann H.

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