Monae’s books are interactive stories used for developing and improving receptive and expressive language skills for children with language and/or learning disabilities. The books target vocabulary development, social skills, and behaviors.
This book can be used during circle time with your students. Although the stories were originally created for students in early childhood programs/autism (3-6 year olds), they have been used with older children, depending on the level of the student. You can adjust your teaching methods (differentiated instruction) to meet the needs of the individual. The books can also be used for general education classrooms (probably k-2). The books have extra pieces at the end of each story that can be laminated so the students can match (with Velcro) to the correct page while reading the story. The books can also be used on a Smart Board, if preferred. If used on a Smart Board, the touch detection will allow students to identify pictures by pointing/tapping the board. You can use the books to target receptive and expressive goals; which include following directions, matching, making choices, pointing, imitating words, yes/no questions, or answering WH questions.