The SymbolStix Version!
The symbols are automatically added to each page AFTER completing all the animations for that page. This sequence ensures that the upfront presence of symbol support does not ‘steal attention’ from the focus on literacy.
Intuitively this makes sense as it allows you to focus on the literacy and comprehension components first … then allows you to review what you just read and saw using the symbol support, e.g., “Now let’s re-read the page using our picture symbols.” This layered approach is also less likely to result in ‘visual overload’!
Symbol supported files are a great way to address a full academic and communication agenda in mixed ability classrooms!
Please check out my blog for suggestions for using Animated Step-by-Steps in creative ways (http://animatedstepbysteps.blogspot.com
Hope you enjoy using this flexible resource.