Task boxes for special education students are easy ways for students to practice skills independently. This task box set focuses on building and writing letters.
Students will build a letter using plastic cubes. Then, trace the letter and write the letter on the lines. Finally, students will circle the objects that begin with that letter. A recording sheet is included for accountability purposes!
What is the purpose of this product?
This product is meant to be a simple, fun activity for students to explore letters.
Students will build the letters using plastic cubes, and then trace and write the letters. Finally, students will find the images that begin with the letter they are working on.
How do I use this product?
Students will randomly select a letter. You can give students specific letters that you know they need more work on. Then, students will use plastic blocks to build the letters. Next, students will trace the letter and then write the letter. Finally, students will select the images that begin with the letter. When they have finished a letter, they will write the letter on their recording sheet.
What is included with my purchase?
Your purchase includes a 25 page "read first" file. In this file you will find information on storage suggestions, a comment sheet for you to make anecdotal notes, and labels. There are two sets of labels included (and each set has several different variations). One set of labels is for the task boxes. These labels are used to help your students know which box is theirs. The other set of labels is for you to store materials when they are not in use. This way, you can safely secure the materials when students aren't using them, and quickly grab them when it's time to change out the activities in the boxes!
You will receive an uppercase letter and lowercase letter for each of the 26 letters of the alphabet. Each page has place to write the letters, trace the letters, and identify the 3 (out of 6) images that begin with the letter the student is working on.
Is this in full color?
All student pages are available in full color or black and white. You can print whichever best suits the needs of your printer!
How much prep is involved in this product?
This product requires no prep. In order to limit the amount of printing, I slide each page into a sheet protector (lamination works well, too) and use the pages with dry erase markers. This step is not required, but is a suggestion.
How do I store this product?
I have included labels to help you store this product. You can store it in many different ways. Manila envelopes, plastic storage boxes, and ziploc baggies all make great options! For the students, I usually use plastic shoeboxes that are sold at almost every big box store. They are the perfect size for task boxes and are relatively inexpensive. You could also use ziploc baggies or manila envelopes for students as well. It really depends on how much space you have in your room!
What else does this product need?
This product requires some sort of plastic block to build the letters. The manipulatives you use in math work great!
Please note: Due to printer differences, as well as differences in the blocks you choose, the outline of the letters to build may not match exactly. Your blocks may be slightly larger than the outline, or vice versa.
Is this only for special education students?
Absolutely not! While task boxes are used with special education students, this product can be used with literally any student who is working on this skill. Task boxes are great ways for any student to demonstrate independence by working on a skill specially selected for that student.
How can this help me with special education documentation?
As a special education teacher, I know how important it is to document, document, document. This product has two key features that will help make life easier! First, there is a special recording sheet for teacher use. I like to use one sheet for each student for each box. This way, each time a student uses a box I can make a couple of quick notes as to how the student did on the box. There's also a student recording sheet. I put a couple of these in each box and ask students to fill out at least one recording sheet each time they work on the box. This allows me to have some student work that matches the box focus. These two recording sheets make progress updates, report cards, and parent conferences a breeze!
Do you have any more task boxes?
I am constantly creating new products, but I don't have a set schedule of boxes that I will be creating. You can click here to see the boxes I've released so far. Please remember to follow my store to always be notified of new products! Most products are on sale when they first release!
Please Note: The only part of this product you are able to edit is the three pages of labels that allow you to type your student's name to label their boxes. You are UNABLE to edit any other part of this product. If you have a question about what is or is not editable, please reach out to me at firstname.lastname@example.org, or through the “Ask a Question” feature on TeachersPayTeachers. I will be unable to issue a refund or make custom changes on this product!
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