Working with Words

Directions to use your word wall words as scrolling wallpaper on your computer

Systematic Sequential Phonics Folder. Make an individual folder for each students so he can manipulate the letters of the alphabet to create words.

Use this book to work on beginning sounds.

Individual Word Wall:
Make an individual word wall for each student.

Select and highlight words to match your classroom word wall, then print and use.

Use as a guide to add your own words.

PowerPoint Books:
Use as they are or copy the format and add your own pictures and recordings.

Websites for Picture Resources

Pics 4 Learning A copyright-friendly image library for teachers and students, includes thousands of images that have been donated by students, teachers, and amateur photographers.
WP Clipart Includes thousands of public domain images. Described as a clean and safe site for children and others to find good-quality, printable images.
Imagine Symbols Vocabulary symbols available free for download for non-commercial use.
Educational Clip Art Teachers and students can use up to 50 items in a single, non-commercial project without permission.
Pic Search Search engine for pictures and images that can be used for overlays and visual supports.
Google Select images label at the top of the page. Site blocked by School District.
Altavista Great site to locate real images.
Yahoo Select images label at the top of the page.

Guided Reading

Directions for making a trifold journal board

Reading Boards:
Examples that generate conversation for any book being read. Download and print on cardstock-laminate etc.

PowerPoint Books:
A step-by-step manual on how to create PowerPoint books.

PowerTalk is an application that will add speech to any books you creat in PowerPoint.

Download and make your own books using the templates below which contain page buttons that can be easily adapted for switch use.

Link to PowerPoint Books on Sharing Wiki

If You Give A Mouse A Cookie: Download the pages below to make an "If You Give A Mouse A Cookie" book with pull-off icons. Glue each page to construction paper, laminate, cut out the icons, and attach with velcro.


These are the items for the generic response board including the words for "If you give a mouse..."story.

Self-Selected Reading

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Tar Heel Reader This link takes ​you to the Tar Heel Reader where you will find many ready-made Powerpoint books and you can also read the books online

Awesome Talkster Library This link will take you to a library of books for children and teens. Warning: not all the links work, but the ones that do are worth the hunt.

Websites with online books:
Living Books


Big Universe

Online e-books


This is a basic communication system. Change the pages in the center to match each activity

Print this page and laminate it to use as a low-tech communication and writing board..

Use this form to order a copy of the Alternate Pencil CD.

Directions for making and using the Alphabet Flip Chart for eye gaze or partner assisted scanning

Book Review Options:

Onion Mountain Technology This link will take you to Onion Mountain Technology, a source for pencil grips, adapted writing paper, and other low-tech tools.