Included in this packet: Interactive Vocabulary Books to target pets. Books include: Pets (labeling), Pet Homes (following directions), Cat Emotions (naming feelings), Describing Dogs (basic concepts), and Pets at the Vet (sentence comprehension). Each book also includes a homework sheet.
One page will be your base. The page that is the base of your book has the picture symbols on the right side. Leave that page (page 13/14) whole. Cut the other pages in half (pages 1-12.) Hole punch and add on top of the left side of your base. I use book rings to connect them. Take the extra 12 icon cards and use them as your interactive pieces. Laminate everything. Add Velcro to all parts of the book that are in a small square. Add the interactive pieces on top of their match on page 14.
As you read each page of the book, ask your student to find the correct interactive piece (on the right side) and attach it to the page on the left.
On each homework page, I write in a short description on the “Today We:” portion. This allows me to customize each note. You might write, “labeled pets” or “using verb+ing sentences to describe the dogs.”
The interactive books are designed to allow students to match pictures to each page of the book using velcro. These books are really great for young children because they allow little hands to be busy matching. They also have a very clear ending. The kids can see if they get the 12 pictures done they are finished with this activity. I can work on many additional goals (pronouns, functions, attributes, etc.) while targeting this activity. Please email with any questions before you purchase.
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