I am excited to share some new packets made directly for your Life Skills Students. Generally ‘Life Skills’ or ‘Daily Living Skills’ classrooms are more self contained classrooms for students with severe disabilities. While these packets are useful for many students, these activities target functional vocabulary or your most severely delayed students. This newest packet is called Life Skills Holiday Packet. This download includes 3 different holiday books to use with your students. One books discusses the Hanukkah celebration, one book discusses Christmas and the last book reviews the process of picking out a Christmas tree. The activities in these books are meant for elementary, middle, or high school students with moderate to severe disabilities. The books all contain real pictures to support comprehension of the holiday seasons while working on vocabulary and expressive/receptive language skills. The Christmas books do have some pages about ‘Santa’. With my middle school students we’re trying to use age appropriate instruction and move away from ‘Santa’ in some families. I easily remove those parts of the story. There are no comprehension activities related to this part of the story. With each book you can target vocabulary in isolation with the vocabulary sheet and then teach the vocabulary in the context of a simple story. Read the book through with your students. and talk about the vocabulary words and actions in the story. Highlight the sequence of the story as you read. Talk with your students about their experiences. Read the book a second time and leave out words to have your students fill in the blank. Non verbal students can point to pictures in the book/communication board.. AAC users can use their voice output device. Use the included comprehension sheets to check receptive language skills. Each question has visual answers for non-verbal students. Each book comes with a communication board to aid in increasing expressive language or use as a communication board for non-verbal communicators. Read the whole story through or just use one page to target a conversational topic. You can review expected situations and discuss expected behaviors and actions for each situation. Some students can use the book as a simple reader. match photos to the story pages The first book features Christmas in general: Getting a Christmas Tree: Hanukkah book and companion activities. You can find my Life Skills unit in my TpT Store! To win a copy of my newest Life Skills Unit, enter using Rafflecopter below! Make sure you swing by the by TpT sale this week for Cyber Monday/Tuesday! a Rafflecopter giveaway
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This would be very helpful to my little ones!
Great to use during the holiday season!
lindsay miller says
I would love to start adding to my holiday activity arsenal for when I start my first year as an SLP next year!
Perfect for my lifeskills class.
Stephanie Ward says
This would be great for my 3 classes of students with multiple disabilities!
This would be great for my speech students!
Would love to try this with nonverbal AS students on my caseload!
I would love to use this with my communications students! Thank you for all the great products you create! You have inspired me to go back to school and get my MS in speech communication disorders!!
I would love to use this with my life skills class!
Would be great to use with my HS MD social group! 🙂
MS/HS MD groups.
This would be great for my HS MD room. 🙂
This would be so nice for some of my lower level self contained kids.
Jen Casey says
I work in a school for autism and this would be great for my kids! I love how you used real photos!
This would be great for my high school students.
Amy Beth says
This would be great for so many students I work with from elementary up to high school…just depends on how it’s used!
This would be great for my life skills students (K-12).
Half of my caseload time is spent with life skills students! I would love this!
I have several MO and MOID students that this would be great to use with them!
I solely work with life skills kids! Would love the opportunity to use this with them! Keep up the great work 🙂
Emily Fox says
What an awesome activity! I just found you a few weeks ago, but I’m hooked! Your creativity is very inspiring to me in my speech room!
Andy and Emily says
This packet looks good! I like the real photos!
vicki b says
These would all work well for my students on the Autism Spectrum. These holidays and activities can sometimes be very frustrating/stressful for them and these wonderful books/stories may help decrease their negative feelings. I could also use them for general education for many of my students!
This would be great for my high school students
Carly May says
This would be great for kids in my elementary life skills class!
Elizabeth Gebbie says
Honestly? I simply hate making materials! It would be wonderful to have such a great activity for my students though 🙂