Our students need to understand the specialized vocabulary of self-advocacy. Even though these words may not be used everyday, they are functional and relevant for our students. A student who does not understand that the teacher is legally obligated to provide "accommodations" as stated on the "IEP" or 504 Plan will also not understand how to get his/her needs met. Knowing this vocabulary is the first step to aid in the understanding of his/her needs and in obtaining access.
The last page of each Mystery Word booklet contains further lessons in grammar and/or self-advocacy.
Booklets can be sent home for additional support from families and for communication of lesson content.