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  • Engaging Learners and Supporting Literacyusing Visual SymbolsHigh Impact Literacy Practices 2012Kimberly Kode Sutton, Ph.D.
  • This session will explore the various waysthat teachers can use Boardmaker softwareto strengthen their literacy programs and better engagestruggling learners.
  • What is Boardmaker? Commercial software that combines printed text with visual supports. Visual Supports are things that we can see that enhance the communication process.  Body Movement  Environmental Cues  Written Words Visual Supports  Pictures and Symbols serve as way to make language and literacy “visible.”
  • What is Boardmaker?
  • Who are these Struggling Learners? EnglishLanguage Learners Children with Disabilities  Learning Disabled  Intellectually Impaired  Pervasive Developmentally Disordered  Communication Disordered Emergent and Early Readers
  • English Language Learners Fastestgrowing subgroup of students in the United States Student subgroup with the highest dropout rate and lowest achievement scores McCardle, Mele-Mccarthy, Cutting, & D’Emilio, 2005 Predicted that half of the United States’ K-12 population will speak a language other than English on their first day of school by the year 2002 Eubanks, 2002
  • Children with Disabilities Approximately 11% of the population ages 6-17 is identified as having a disability In a typical classroom of 30 students, there may be 3 students with disabilities Least Restrictive Environment (LRE) is often the regular education classroom U.S. Department of Education, 2007
  • Emergent and Early Readers At the beginning of their literacy development  Could be ELL  Could have an identified disability  Could have an undiagnosed disability  Could be an at-risk learner  Could ???
  • Many of These Students Need Help With… Phonemic Awareness Alphabetic Principle Fluency Comprehension Print Conventions Concepts of Word Vocabulary Development Narrative Concepts
  • How Can Boardmaker Help? Can pair words with pictures  From embedded visual supports  From personal photo library Can read print  Computer-generated  Human voice Can adjust font size, style, and color Boardmaker can provide an age-appropriate, nonthreatening approach to literacy instruction and activities.
  • What Can You Make? Picture Exchange  Visual Word Walls Communication (PECS)  Personal Dictionaries Communication Boards  Vocabulary Focus Classroom Organization  Wordless Books Behavior  Repetitive Phrase Picture-Letter Matching Stories Picture-Word Matching  Adapted Books Sequencing  Repeated Readings Sorting  Personalized Stories
  • Picture Exchange System (PECS)
  • Communication Boards
  • Classroom Organization
  • Behavior
  • Picture-Letter Matching
  • Picture-Word Matching
  • Sequencing
  • Sorting
  • Visual Word Walls
  • Personal Dictionary
  • Vocabulary Focus
  • Repetitive Phrase Stories
  • Wordless Books
  • Adapted Books
  • Adapted Books
  • Personalized Books
  • Let’s Get Started!1. Click on the Boardmaker Plus icon2. Open a Template3. Let’s look at the provided templates4. Open BM Calendar…
  • One More Thing… www.Boardmakershare.com Search for Activities  Type of activity (which Boardmaker version)  Grade level  Curriculum/subject Can view on any computer Cannot download/use unless computer has Boardmaker software Create an account to download activities or create groups