In my small group lessons, I often give my higher-functioning students a copy of the black-and-white version which is included in every adapted book unit that I have. For my lower kiddos, they receive a copy of the adapted book for them to participate with. This provides students with an inclusive opportunity that may not have been able to be offered before. Students with disabilities are now able to join these groups and participate appropriately.
|Each Adapted Book unit comes with a matching black and white copy of the book for higher functioning students
|having the matching pictures in a place that doesn't move or need to be hidden is key, students can see when they are finished.
And lastly, adapted books provide students with the ability to access the general curriculum using these interactive books. Students with special needs want to feel included and want to learn what their peers are learning. What better way to include them, making some adapted books?However, when looking for different types of adapted books, I was looking for more of a comprehensive unit to supplement whatever skills we were learning that day. So I started making my own that included a variety of other different resources as well. I needed something that was the same format so that my kiddos knew what to expect and could start doing the work more independently. So here are some extras that my Adapted Book Units come with.
1. RUNNING RECORD: Each book comes with a running record with the text already written in. This provided excellent data to be used in their IEPs or when admin asks you for it!
2. Graphic Organizers: Each book comes with 3 different versions of graphic organizers. One with lines, one cut and paste with pictures, and one with a word bank. It also comes with a blank KWL chart, a cut and paste sorting mat, and a First, next, Then, Last graphic organizer. I find my kids work better with a place to organize their thoughts.
3. Writing Prompts: This is writing prompt number one, Opinion Writing. There are three different versions of this one!! one with two choices, one with 8 choices, and one with a word bank at the bottom.
|This is writing prompt number 2, Narrative writing, with and without a word bank
|This is writing prompt number 4, Informational Writing, 3 different versions, including a cut and paste.
4. Vocabulary Cards: each book comes with 2-3 different versions of vocabulary cards. Most come with both a real photo and clip art version of the vocabulary. They come in this square look or I have even added rectangular ones made just for hanging charts.
5. Comprehension Quiz: Whether you have non-verbal students or not, you can test their comprehension skills after they read the stories. I have included two different versions of the paper version; one with pictures and one without. I also have included a 4 question quiz that is read by the assessor, and the child is given a field of three to four picture cards (also included in this unit) Teacher records student answers on the paper. This is GREAT information for the IEPs as well as for parental information. I struggled for the looooongest time to figure out ways to test my non-verbal students and this WORKS!!
6. A lesson Guideline: I have included a guideline with all of my Adapted Book Units as an at-a-glance view of what the unit includes.
7. Black and White copies of the books!
8. An Adapted Book: This is the most important part!!!!!!
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Aghhhhhhhhh so that's it! This is my LOVE for all things adapted. My students love using adapted books because they feel independent and they are engaged. Take a look at some awesome adapted books that I use all of the time.
Currently, I have about 10 different books in my TpT shop and working on about 74,368 (hahaha) Let me know in the comments what time of Adapted books you would like to see, and maybe I'll work on that next. I am going to be working very hard this summer on an ADAPTED BOOK UNIT for FREE just for you guys!!!
Here are a few of my best SELLERS!
That's all for now 🙂