Use the interactive book to target the understanding of community helpers. Learners interact with every page as they listen to sentences and then find a matching picture to Velcro to the page. Simple sentences build early language and literacy skills. The students love to be kept busy finding the community helper and then pulling them off and reattaching them using Velcro.
ASSEMBLY & PREPARATION:
-Print all pages of each book you will be using on cardstock and laminate for durability. OR Print all pages on regular paper if book is to be placed in the student’s notebook and taken home.
-Place Velcro pieces on the “x” on each page. No Velcro is needed if students are putting this in their notebooks or taking it home. Students can glue pictures in place instead.
-Cut the community helpers out on pages 14 & 15 and place Velcro on the back. No Velcro will be put on these pages if students are putting the book in their notebooks or if they are taking it home.
Directions for use:
As you read each page of the book, ask your student to attach a community helper on the Velcro. ( Receptive skill)
After all pictures have been placed in the book, have students talk about each picture and read the book by verbally responding to the question on each page. (Expressive skill)