Character, Setting & Events (Plot) Puzzles for Special Education/Autism/ESL
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Character, Setting & Events (Plot) Puzzles for Special Education/Autism/ESL

RL1.3 Identify Characters, Setting, Events Puzzle Activity was designed for students that required picture symbol text support when reading to better understand and comprehend the skills. These Puzzle Sets to are used practice understanding the Core Academic Vocabulary. Each Vocabulary Word is supported with Picture Symbol Definitions and Picture Examples. This puzzle center activity really … Continue reading

LLI Orange System Book #57 (Visit from Aunt Bee) Modified & Comprehension
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LLI Orange System Book #57 (Visit from Aunt Bee) Modified & Comprehension

This LLI Green Orange Book # 57 – A Visit from Aunt Bee, is modified with picture symbol text support for Special Education and ELL students at require additional visual support for comprehension.     – LLI Book #57 – A Visit from Aunt Bee with picture symbol text supports     – Book Vocabulary … Continue reading

Pre-Primer Dolch Sight Words & Nouns (94) Picture-Word Matching (SPED)
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Pre-Primer Dolch Sight Words & Nouns (94) Picture-Word Matching (SPED)

 Learning to read is often a challenge for students with special needs. I have designed a picture symbol sight word reading activity with familiar symbols from Boardmaker and Symbolstix Prime. 2 Differentiated Versions of Pre-Primer Sight Words (41) & Dolch Noun List (94) word & picture cards. This is great for students who are working … Continue reading

3 Sets of Compare & Contrast Paired Passages w/ Comprehension
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3 Sets of Compare & Contrast Paired Passages w/ Comprehension

Short modified paired texts with picture symbol text support. This product is designed to help students visually compare and contrast individual sentences between the paired texts. 3 Sets of Paired Text          – 3 Informational text sets          – I can statement with picture symbol visuals       … Continue reading

Literature or Informational RL 1.5 Mini Passages (Modified)
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Literature or Informational RL 1.5 Mini Passages (Modified)

This RL 1.5 Mini Passages focuses on students being able to identify a text as literature or informational and being able to explain their thinking. This unit uses picture symbol text supports and visuals to help students better understand and develop this literacy skill. 3 pages of short text to determine if the text is literature … Continue reading

Point of View RL.1.6 Mini Unit (Modified for Special Ed/ELL/ESL)
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Point of View RL.1.6 Mini Unit (Modified for Special Ed/ELL/ESL)

This Point of View modified mini unit was designed for students who required additional visual support to grasp the literacy skill of identifying ‘who is telling the story and how do they know’ (RL.1.6). I have used this with all levels of elementary school students and has been very successful (works well with Tier 2, … Continue reading

Who is Telling the Story? (RL.1.6) Modified Graphic Organizers (Special Ed/ELL/ESL)
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Who is Telling the Story? (RL.1.6) Modified Graphic Organizers (Special Ed/ELL/ESL)

These are modified graphic organizers with Picture Symbol Text Support for students who require additional visuals to grasp the literacy skill of identifying who is telling the story. I have included differentiated levels of graphic organizers to support higher and lower levels. This works well with Tier 2, Tier 3, ELL/ESL and Special Needs Students. RL.1.6 … Continue reading

Text Feature Graphic Organizers & Visuals Modified for Special Education/ELL/ESL (RI 1.5)
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Text Feature Graphic Organizers & Visuals Modified for Special Education/ELL/ESL (RI 1.5)

These Text Feature Visuals were designed for my special education classroom students (and are now being used throughout my school in with Tier 2, Tier 3, and ELL/ESL students). This design structure helps students make visual connections with the RI 1.5 literacy skills through Picture Symbol Text Support. This visual structure has been very successful … Continue reading

Text Feature Mini Unit for Special Education/ELL/ESL (RI 1.5)
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Text Feature Mini Unit for Special Education/ELL/ESL (RI 1.5)

This Text Feature Mini Unit was designed for my special education students (and is currently being used throughout my school with Tier 2, Tier 3, and ELL/ESL students).   This design structure helps students make visual connections with the RI 1.5 literacy skills through Picture Symbol Text Support. This visual structure has been very successful with students who require … Continue reading

Is it Literature or Informational?  RL 1.5 Unit (modified for Special Education/ELL)
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Is it Literature or Informational? RL 1.5 Unit (modified for Special Education/ELL)

This RL 1.5 – Identify a text as literature or informational and explain your thinking. This unit uses picture symbol text supports along with academic visuals to help students better understand and develop this specific literacy skill. Example of RL 1.5 Academic Vocabulary with visual supports and Question Stems: Closer look at the visuals for Literature and Informational … Continue reading

Main Idea RI.1.2 Passages and Quick Comprehension (Special Education and ELL)
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Main Idea RI.1.2 Passages and Quick Comprehension (Special Education and ELL)

This Main Idea and Detail Unit (Informational Text) has been created for special education students who require more visual/concrete supports to learn the literacy skills of identifying the Main Idea and Detail. Example of the Graphic Organizer: Overview of the 6 Passages with comprehension questions: Each of the 6 passages includes 3 differentiated versions of … Continue reading

Sets of Compare & Contrast Paired Passages (Level C/D)
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Sets of Compare & Contrast Paired Passages (Level C/D)

Two sets of short modified paired texts with picture symbol text support and quick comprehension quiz. Example of the “I Can Statement:” Example of the guided visual questions: Example of the paired passages: Example of the comprehension questions: Includes: *Picture symbol text support *One set of paired text is Informational *One set of paired text is … Continue reading