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Interactive books are a must for teaching concepts- particularly abstract concepts like holidays and wh- words. They're especially useful and engaging for children with limited verbal output, children with autism, visual learners, kinesthetic learners, and children with high energy! This one is perfect for your Valentine's Day themed lessons.
Use this easy to assemble interactive book to engage your little ones while building background knowledge about the holiday of Valentine's Day. It should be noted that this book is appropriate for verbal OR nonverbal children. It's fun and useful for kids of all abilities!
Even answering the most basic kinds of wh- questions can be a real challenge for our students, but using the included teaching materials and then allowing children to manipulate the kid-friendly relatable images in this book can help make the concept less abstract.
Whether students already grasp wh-questions somewhat or not, this book will give them some practice!
This 26 page download includes:
► teaching visuals to help students understand HOW to answer basic wh- questions
► all the pages and parts needed to assemble the interactive book
► detailed instructions for how to use this adaptable book and how to scaffold based on how well your student performs - the multiple uses suggested will allow you to use this product for longer than you expect
Some of the topics or concepts covered in this book include:
❤️ concept that Valentine's Day occurs in February 14th
❤️ it's a day to tell people we love them
❤️ telling others, "Happy Valentine's Day!"
❤️ hearts being a symbol of love
❤️ colors, sizes, quantities
❤️ red and pink being the colors of Valentine's Day
❤️ giving valentines to classmates
❤️ making homemade cards or buying cards
❤️ mailing cards to those far away
❤️ Valentine's Day candy/message hearts
❤️ box of chocolates/eating chocolate/giving chocolates
❤️ other Valentine's Day treats/making cookies
❤️ emotions/feelings when receiving and giving
❤️ giving gifts, balloons, flowers, roses
❤️ saying thank you
❤️ remembering teachers on Valentine's Day
❤️ ways to show people you care about them❤️
Each page portrays an activity associated with Valentine's Day. The book uses relatable and diverse characters engaging in familiar activities. It often prompts the child to point to or interact with something on the page or tell about his/her own personal experiences - a fun and truly interactive part of this book! Another page then asks students a wh- question that requires an answer. Students can tell the answer verbally OR children with more limited verbal skills can physically “give” or adhere the answer to the book by choosing the appropriate image from the 12 moveable picture choices.
Here are some tips:
► To increase difficulty, put ALL question pages at the END of the book so that the questions do not immediately follow the model.
► If students are not attending to the book and instead pre-occupied with reaching for moveable pieces, remove the back page and with the answer choices, keep it out of view, and offer it to them when you are ready for them to answer.
The goal is to get the child to pair the picture with a verbal response. If he/she does not offer a verbal response, model it for him/her. The repetitive nature of this book is likely to eventually shape verbal response. Your modeling is key! Even if the child seems to just be guessing, your repetitive modeling can still drive the concept home!
BE SURE to download the detailed preview for a much closer look!
Check out ALL of my interactive booksHERE, and I have many more interactive books in the works!
If you need more Valentine's Day themed activities for your classroom instruction or speech or language therapy, you can find those right HERE
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