Winter Adapted Books for Special Education and Autism Classrooms

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  1. These interactive books are designed to teach vocabulary and to work for a wide range of ages for students with autism and in special education. Adapted books are great for morning meeting, circle time, small group instruction as well as for independent work and independent reading once they have be
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Looking for a fun and engaging way to teach winter vocabulary to your students with special needs? Look no further than these interactive Winter Adapted Books!  

These 5 adapted books are designed to keep students with autism and special education needs engaged in reading. Each interactive book has a winter theme and focuses on different aspects of the season, such as winter clothes in different climates, winter sports, dressing for cold weather, making hot chocolate, and things we do in winter.

Students manipulate the pieces on the book pages as they read the story, These powerful tools help them improve their expressive language skills and receptive vocabulary.

❤️The winter adapted books help you address:

  • answering questions, 
  • learning relevant seasonal vocabulary, 
  • matching pictures to pictures and words to pictures, 
  • helping students practice and demonstrate reading comprehension, 
  • and sequencing of events from a story. 

❤️One adapted book even focuses on verbs, while another includes verbs and nouns. Plus, the interactive books are a perfect combination of photo books and illustrated books.

Tips on Using the Adapted Books in Early Childhood or Special Education Classrooms

With the inclusion of matching both pictures and/or words for the interactive pieces, the books are easily adaptable to different ages and skill levels.  Each book is written at approximately the 2nd grade level.  

For preschool and early childhood students, use the printable book during small group story time or morning meeting. Students can hold the pictures while you are read. When you get to the page with their picture, they can hold up their hands to put the picture on.

Special education students in middle and high school working on life skills instruction in the special education classroom interact with the adapted books by matching pictures to pictures and/or words to words.  They can demonstrate comprehension through choosing the right picture or word with the interactive pieces.  

The interactive elements of the adapted books make them perfect for reading intervention activities or a reading center. Or use them in independent work or during free time as a choice activity.

So if you're looking for a fun and educational way to help your students learn about winter and improve their literacy skills, then don't hesitate to check out the Winter Adapted Books For Vocabulary in Special Education and Autism Classrooms!

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5 Adapted Books on Winter Topics

  • Winter Clothes in Different Climates This illustrated adapted book focuses on cold and warm climates during winter by talking about clothing of 2 children and comparing and contrasting the clothes they wear (e.g., Dustin wears a coat. Sarah wears a t-shirt.). At the end of the book, there is a choice board with visuals that the students can use to answer if they live in a warm or cold climate.
  • Winter Sports This illustrated interactive book focuses on the sports that take place primarily in winter indoors and outdoors.
  • Dressing for Cold Weather This illustrated adapted book concentrates on the clothes we wear when the weather is cold by helping Sam get dressed.
  • Let’s Make Hot Chocolate This illustrated book focuses on the process of making instant hot chocolate. It includes a mix of nouns and verbs and includes visuals to support a yes/no question at the end for whether the students like hot chocolate. This book is perfect for working on wh- questions like who, where and when.
  • Things We Do in Winter This illustrated interactive book targets verbs and depicts common activities that people do in the winter (mostly in snow).

What teachers are saying…

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ “Great visuals. Awesome for my low vocabulary students who also struggle with answering WH questions. Thank you!” –Tara C.

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ “I love these! I like that they go a step beyond your traditional adapted books by having the written word pieces, too!” –Included in Sped

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ “These books have been a super asset to my asking and answering questions.  These have also aided in my students vocabulary.” –Melissa M. 

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one classroom. They may not be copied for additional classes without purchasing

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If these books are a great match for your special education classroom, save on the Seasons Bundle of Adapted Books designed with a variety of topics with different seasons. Perfect to make the special educators' budget go further.

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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Use illustrations and details in a story to describe its characters, setting, or events.
Ask and answer such questions as who, what, where, when, why, and how to demonstrate understanding of key details in a text.
Identify the front cover, back cover, and title page of a book.
Actively engage in group reading activities with purpose and understanding.
Use the illustrations and details in a text to describe its key ideas.


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