Ages: 7-12Grades: 2-7
This kit uses NINE evidence-based strategies to improve reading comprehension in children with hyperlexia and ASD: priming, accessing prior knowledge, story analysis and summary, planned redundancy, cloze sentences, phrase and sentence strips, pronoun referent practice, vocabulary training, and visualizing. Each of the six units in this kit contains two storiesÃ¢â‚¬â€one written at the first- to second-grade level and one written at the second- through fourth-grade level.
There are three types of stories included in the kit:
Each story has an illustration on every story page, an illustrated vocabulary page, and as many as 11 learning opportunities to facilitate comprehension. Because children with ASD often have difficulty formulating answers on their own or physically writing answers in the blanks, six of the activities include answers written on durable, reusable phrase and sentence strips (491 total strips). The strips provide a multiple-choice format, and the physical act of picking up the strip and placing it on the worksheet helps students focus on the task.
The lesson activities are:
A "Practice with Pronoun Referents" section and a Picture/Word Dictionary are also incuded in the book.
COMPLETE KIT INCLUDES: 302-page storybook; 491 perforated, heavy-duty, color-coded phrase/sentence strips; vinyl bag. (2010)