Adapted Books are a STAPLE in every special education classroom. If you aren’t already using them- you need to be! Adapted books are a great way to introduce topics, get students working independently, work on reading and matching skills, and build vocabulary- so many skills in one little book!
If you haven’t been following me for long, a few years ago I created a monthly adapted books bundle. You get four books for each month for the entire year… it’s a great addition to your curriculum! (check that out here) Today I’m going to show you a peek inside the February set of adapted books and how to use them in the classroom.
Each adapted book comes with a landing page to store the pieces. This makes it easy to differentiate and easy to keep all the pieces together so you don’t lose them. I used to attach them in a ziploc bag, but I was always losing pieces… the landing page solves that!
On each page there is a piece to match. This keeps students interested in what they are reading and checks for understanding as they go. It’s super helpful for keeping students on task.
I love using adapted books for math too! This book has 10 frames to practice 1:1 correspondence! 1:1 is a hard task for some kids, giving fun themes to work with keeps it fresh.
The back of each book has a quiz page. This page asks a wh question and gives you a field of two answers. The student would select the understanding for an immediate comprehension quiz following the reading of the book.
Having two levels of each book helps you to differentiate easily in your classroom.
The books included in the February bundle are: Valentine’s Day, Groundhog Day, Time for the Dentist, Let’s Make a Valentine, Let’s Count Valentine’s Day, and Martin Luther King Jr.
HOW TO USE ADAPTED BOOKS IN THE CLASSROOM:
+ Introduce a new month
+ Introduce a new holiday or topic
+ Review vocabulary
+ Check for understanding after a read aloud
+ Pair with a craft
+ Pair with a seasonal activity
+ Use in an independent work box
+ Use as morning work
+ Use for comprehension data
You can grab all of February’s Adapted Books here.
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Here’s some more of my favorite materials to use in the classroom in February!