This adapted book teaches students to identify and label (receptively or expressively) 50 different everyday items presented in multiple formats. Students will respond to the question "what do you see?" by selecting a different (non-identical) picture of the target item from a field of 4 possible choices. This is intended to help children generalize their knowledge of multiple forms of the same item; a green baseball cap and a tan cowboy hat are both hats. Many of our students will memorize one picture of an item and learn its label and then never generalize the skill. They might know that a picture of a blue airplane positioned on a runway is an airplane but when presented a picture of gray airplane flying in the sky, they are unsure what to label the item.
To assemble- print two copies and laminate all pages. Keep one set as is after laminating and place velcro over the yellow answer choice box and on top of the four picture boxes positioned at the bottom. For the second copy, cut out the large icon picture positioned atop the page and cut out the four smaller picture icons individually. Back the small picture icons with velcro and place on top of the template. Store the larger pictures you have cut out in a baggie. Prior to completing the book with your students, practice exposing them to labeling the items. You could present three at a time and ask, "give me the cracker" for students working on basic object labeling or for higher level students you could pose questions such as "give me the thing with two wheels."
Target items are pulled from the Verbal Behavioral Milestones and Placement Program Assessment (VB-MAPP) and include:
-cookie, train, t-shirt, car, flower, bread, chair, bike, shoes, banana, scissors, cup, airplane, ball, marker, toothbrush, balloon, bowl, guitar, keys, cracker,cow, hat, and trash bin, apple, glasses, carrots, fish, cat, playground, grapes, brush, lion, pear, spoon, bed, gloves, blocks, duck, pizza, table, cereal, lamp, tree, house, socks, bird, backpack,
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