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High impact literacy strategies 2012

  1. 1. Engaging Learners and Supporting Literacyusing Visual SymbolsHigh Impact Literacy Practices 2012Kimberly Kode Sutton, Ph.D.
  2. 2. This session will explore the various waysthat teachers can use Boardmaker softwareto strengthen their literacy programs and better engagestruggling learners.
  3. 3. 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.”
  4. 4. What is Boardmaker?
  5. 5. Who are these Struggling Learners? EnglishLanguage Learners Children with Disabilities  Learning Disabled  Intellectually Impaired  Pervasive Developmentally Disordered  Communication Disordered Emergent and Early Readers
  6. 6. 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
  7. 7. 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
  8. 8. 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 ???
  9. 9. Many of These Students Need Help With… Phonemic Awareness Alphabetic Principle Fluency Comprehension Print Conventions Concepts of Word Vocabulary Development Narrative Concepts
  10. 10. 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.
  11. 11. 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
  12. 12. Picture Exchange System (PECS)
  13. 13. Communication Boards
  14. 14. Classroom Organization
  15. 15. Behavior
  16. 16. Picture-Letter Matching
  17. 17. Picture-Word Matching
  18. 18. Sequencing
  19. 19. Sorting
  20. 20. Visual Word Walls
  21. 21. Personal Dictionary
  22. 22. Vocabulary Focus
  23. 23. Repetitive Phrase Stories
  24. 24. Wordless Books
  25. 25. Adapted Books
  26. 26. Adapted Books
  27. 27. Personalized Books
  28. 28. Let’s Get Started!1. Click on the Boardmaker Plus icon2. Open a Template3. Let’s look at the provided templates4. Open BM Calendar…
  29. 29. 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

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