This Flipchart series (Parts 1-3) were split up due to the large size of the original file. They cover a Life Skills curriculum for an entire academic year. The lessons focus on basic grammar, appropriate and inappropriate behaviors, goal setting, navigating social relationships, the development of self-advocacy strategies, measuring time, and reading comprehension. These lessons are best given in groups of 15 students or less. They are ideal for those with moderate intellectual or behavioral disabilities learning in an integrated community school. Feel free to combine the lessons any way you see fit. Students should be encouraged to come up to the board and circle answers or write their own responses down. Typed words are enlarged and in bold for students with vision impairments. The C.L.O.V.E.R. system of teaching syllable awareness is used.
Articles that are referred to in the slides should be chosen by the instructors according to the literacy levels of the students. Choose relevant topics.
The texts that I used at the end of the curriculum were Roald Dahl's The Twits and Boy: Tales of Childhood. The culminating project to demonstrate mastery of the above skills and knowledge areas is writing an autobiography. Students may write them and then type them. If needed, instructors or teachers aides may scribe or type them as students verbally tell their life stories.