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Passion for making all aspects of English accessible and fun for special needs students of all levels. Lover of Colourful semantics as a teaching tool to teach writing composition at all levels. Follow me on instagram for additional ideas.

Passion for making all aspects of English accessible and fun for special needs students of all levels. Lover of Colourful semantics as a teaching tool to teach writing composition at all levels. Follow me on instagram for additional ideas.
Emotions sentence building - writing using colourful semantics
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Emotions sentence building - writing using colourful semantics

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Develop writing and composition skills, by building sentences to say what people are feeling. 3 levels of worksheets: Level 1: 1 key word sentence - What emotion? (e.g “sad”) Level 2: 2 Key word sentence .- who? + what emotion? (e.g "the boy is sad" Level 3: 3 Key work sentence - who? + what doing + what emotion? (e.g “The boy is feeling sad” 4 picture cards at each level 32 picture cards in total. Full colour and white background worksheets and symbols. Worksheets are accessible for writers and non-writers Includes information on how to use the Colourful Semantics system.
People who help - Colourful Semantics
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People who help - Colourful Semantics

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Use colourful semantics to build sentences to say what tools each of the community helpers use. Set includes: Interactive book, no prep worksheets and writing worksheets. JOB INCLUDES: Builder Chef Dentist Doctor Farmer Firefighter Nurse Pilot Police Postman Shop assistant Teacher Colourful semantics is an exciting language intervention that indirectly works on developing a child’s grammar through the use of: •Spoken sentences •Answering W/H questions •Use of nouns, verbs, prepositions and adjectives •Story telling skills •Written sentences and language comprehension Colourful semantics works particularly well in the special education classroom, helping students with difficulty in understanding language to compose sentences. INFORMATION PAGE ON HOW TO USE COLOURFUL SEMANTICS INCLUDED IN THE PACK These worksheets are designed to give students support to develop writing and composition skills. The sentence strips at the top of each worksheet demonstrate the sentence structure. Widgit Symbols used with permission
Choose your own adventure (SEN interactive book)
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Choose your own adventure (SEN interactive book)

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An exciting interactive story designed for the special needs classroom. Choose Your Own Adventure book encourages interaction and engagement in reading, by students making choices that influence their reading experience. Students choose their own superhero character that they take on the adventure through the story. 10 different stories in 1 book. PDF includes instructions on how to put the book together.
Modes of transport sentence building using colourful semantics
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Modes of transport sentence building using colourful semantics

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Use colourful semantics to describe modes of transport and their movement style. 3 levels of sentence building. UK and US versions of colour/color included in folder 2 KEY WORD: WHAT? (noun/type of transport) WHERE? (place) 3 KEY WORD: WHAT? IS DOING? (Verb, how the transport moves) WHERE? 4 KEY WORD: COLOUR/COLOR?, WHAT? IS DOING? WHERE? BONUS: Writing sheets with multi level writing options. . Includes symbols with both full colour and white background with coloured borders. Information page is provided on how to use the colourful semantics system. *Colorful semantics is an exciting language intervention that indirectly works on developing a child’s grammar through the use of: •Spoken sentences •Answering W/H questions •Use of nouns, verbs, prepositions and adjectives •Story telling skills •Written sentences and language comprehension Colorful semantics works particularly well in the special education classroom, helping students with difficulty in understanding language to compose sentences. These worksheets/taskcards are designed to give students support to develop writing and composition skills.
No Prep - position prepositions using colourful semantics
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No Prep - position prepositions using colourful semantics

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Compose sentences to say where the animals are using colourful semantics. No prep worksheets - circle the correct answer then read the sentence back. Task cards: laminate, circle, wipe dry. Perfect for independent and table work tasks. Colourful semantics is an exciting language intervention that indirectly works on developing a child’s grammar through the use of: •Spoken sentences •Answering W/H questions •Use of nouns, verbs, prepositions and adjectives •Story telling skills •Written sentences and language comprehension Colourful semantics works particularly well in the special education classroom, helping students with difficulty in understanding language to compose sentences. These worksheets are designed to give students support to develop writing and composition skills. The sentence strips at the top of each worksheet demonstrate the sentence structure.
No Prep emotions sentence building using colourful semantics
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No Prep emotions sentence building using colourful semantics

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Compose sentences to say how people are feeling are using colourful semantics. Learn emotions and gender. 8 emotions to learn. No prep worksheets - circle the correct answer then read the sentence back. Task cards: laminate, circle, wipe dry. Perfect for independent and table work tasks. Colourful semantics is an exciting language intervention that indirectly works on developing a child’s grammar through the use of: •Spoken sentences •Answering W/H questions •Use of nouns, verbs, prepositions and adjectives •Story telling skills •Written sentences and language comprehension Colourful semantics works particularly well in the special education classroom, helping students with difficulty in understanding language to compose sentences. These worksheets are designed to give students support to develop writing and composition skills. The sentence strips at the top of each worksheet demonstrate the sentence structure. Widgit symbols used with permission
TENSES: sentence building using colourful semantics
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TENSES: sentence building using colourful semantics

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Use colourful semantics to compose sentences in past present and future tense. Colourful semantics questions and colour coding helps students to understand verb conjugations in different tenses. 2 TYPES OF WORKSHEETS: All 3 tenses per page OR single tense per page. worksheets come in full colour symbols and white background symbols. CLIPART: With and without time indicators Clipart of people doing various activities. Clipart can be used with time indicators to help students understand which tense they are using. Higher level with no time indicators TASK CARDS: Verb task cards: choose a clipart picture and have students correct order the verbs into past, present and future. 2 levels of task cards: with colour coding to prompt and without. INCLUDES information page on how to use colourful semantics
Likes and Dislikes - writing using colourful semantics
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Likes and Dislikes - writing using colourful semantics

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Worksheets designed to encourage independent writing on topics of interest, using the colourful semantics approach and vocabulary support boards. Have students build full sentences around things they like and don’t like. 8 topics to choose from: Animals Colours Food Movies Sport Technology Transport Weather Colourful semantics is an exciting language intervention that indirectly works on developing a child’s grammar through the use of: •Spoken sentences •Answering W/H questions •Use of nouns, verbs, prepositions and adjectives •Story telling skills •Written sentences and language comprehension Colourful semantics works particularly well in the special education classroom, helping students with difficulty in understanding language to compose sentences. These worksheets are designed to give students support to develop writing and composition skills. The sentence strips at the top of each worksheet demonstrate the sentence structure.
Writing colourful sentences
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Writing colourful sentences

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Worksheets with 5 various sentences structures. + options to create own sentence strips. 36 pictures to use as writing prompts. Pictures are of various situations, cultural groups and include both single people and groups of people to write about. Colourful semantics is an exciting language intervention that indirectly works on developing a child’s grammar through the use of: •Spoken sentences •Answering W/H questions •Use of nouns, verbs, prepositions and adjectives •Story telling skills •Written sentences and language comprehension Colourful semantics works particularly well in the special education classroom, helping students with difficulty in understanding language to compose sentences.
No Prep - describing objects using colourful semantics
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No Prep - describing objects using colourful semantics

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Use colourful semantics to describe everyday objects, using size, colour/color and object. NO PREP worksheets: Circle the correct word in each part of the sentence to build a sentence. Each object comes in at least 3 colours and two sizes. 64 task cards cards for objects of different size and color UK and US versions [colour/color] included in folder. Colorful semantics is an exciting language intervention that indirectly works on developing a child’s grammar through the use of: •Spoken sentences •Answering W/H questions •Use of nouns, verbs, prepositions and adjectives •Story telling skills •Written sentences and language comprehension Colorful semantics works particularly well in the special education classroom, helping students with difficulty in understanding language to compose sentences. These worksheets are designed to give students support to develop writing and composition skills. Wigit Symbols used with permission
Transport sentence buliding using colourful semantics
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Transport sentence buliding using colourful semantics

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Develop writing and composition skills, by building sentences to say describe modes of transport, their action and place. UK and US spelling of colour/color included on separate worksheets. 3 levels of worksheets: 2 KEY WORD: WHAT? (noun/type of transport) WHERE? (place) 3 KEY WORD: WHAT? IS DOING? (Verb, how the transport moves) WHERE? 4 KEY WORD: COLOUR/COLOR?, WHAT? IS DOING? WHERE? 11 simple and bright clipart picture to comment on. Full colour and white background worksheets and symbols. 1 and 2 picture per page worksheets Worksheets are accessible for writers and non-writers Includes information on how to use the Colourful Semantics system. Colourful semantics is an exciting language intervention that indirectly works on developing a child’s grammar through the use of: •Spoken sentences •Answering W/H questions •Use of nouns, verbs, prepositions and adjectives •Story telling skills •Written sentences and language comprehension Colourful semantics works particularly well in the special education classroom, helping students with difficulty in understanding language to compose sentences. These worksheets are designed to give students support to develop writing and composition skills. The sentence strips at the top of each worksheet demonstrate the sentence structure
Shopping sentence buliding using colourful semantics
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Shopping sentence buliding using colourful semantics

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Develop writing and composition skills, by building sentences to say what people are buying. 2 levels of worksheets: Level 1: 3 key word sentence with ONE object to identify Level 2: 4 key word sentence with TWO objects to identify. 12 double object shopping cart pictures 24 single object shopping cart pictures Full colour and white background worksheets and symbols. Worksheets are accessible for writers and non-writers Includes information on how to use the Colourful Semantics system. *Colourful semantics is an exciting language intervention that indirectly works on developing a child’s grammar through the use of: •Spoken sentences •Answering W/H questions •Use of nouns, verbs, prepositions and adjectives •Story telling skills •Written sentences and language comprehension Colourful semantics works particularly well in the special education classroom, helping students with difficulty in understanding language to compose sentences. These worksheets/taskcards are designed to give students support to develop writing and composition skills.
Make Your Own Adventure Book - DIGITAL  interactive powerpoint
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Make Your Own Adventure Book - DIGITAL interactive powerpoint

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Fun symbol supported interactive book, where students get to choose a their own path and take a superhero on an adventure through the book . HOW TO USE: Each page has a sentence to say what is happening and two options of where to go. Students click on the choice they want and they are taken to that slide. At the end of the story you will be taken back to the beginning to try another adventure. 10 different stories in one book. Digital Interactive PowerPoint: Requires Powerpoint app to work. Play slide to make it interactive. NOTE This product cannot be edited and can be viewed as “Read Only” when asked to submit a password. Widgit Symbols used with permission
Loop cards - speaking and listening
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Loop cards - speaking and listening

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“I have…who has…” loop cards of 6 categories. Fun and engaging speaking and listening activity. Great way of developing core vocabulary. 2 levels of cards WITH WRITTEN NAMES OF OBJECTS- students read the sentence and use the picture to say what they have and ask the next question. WITHOUT WRITTEN NAMES: Students develop vocabulary knowledge by having to fill in the end of the sentence using the picture cue. 5 categories Transport Sport Fruit Vegetables Clothes Animals 12 cards for each category. 144 cards in total
No Prep - leisure time activities using colourful semantics
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No Prep - leisure time activities using colourful semantics

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Different leisure time worksheets and task cards to comment on using symbol supported colourful semantics sentence building. Real photos and clipart versions of each activity for students to comment on familiar situations and activities. NO PREP worksheets: Circle the correct word in each part of the sentence to build a sentence. Bonus task cards: Cut, laminate, circle with dry erase pens and wipe clean. Perfect for task boxes and independent work stations. Colourful semantics is an exciting language intervention that indirectly works on developing a child’s grammar through the use of: •Spoken sentences •Answering W/H questions •Use of nouns, verbs, prepositions and adjectives •Story telling skills •Written sentences and language comprehension Colourful semantics works particularly well in the special education classroom, helping students with difficulty in understanding language to compose sentences. These worksheets are designed to give students support to develop writing and composition skills. The sentence strips at the top of each worksheet demonstrate the sentence structure. Widgit symbols used with permission
Sight Word Book - Food: symbol support and text only
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Sight Word Book - Food: symbol support and text only

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Sight Word books and worksheets for special education and emerging readers. Support students who do not read traditional text to access stories and sight words with these symbol supported reading books. BOOKS Each book uses repetitive sight words and structure to consolidate reading of sight words. 2 Sets of book SET A - With symbol support SET B - Text only 3 Books per set Book 1: “I see a…” sentences Book 2: Talking about temperature - sight words: is, hot, cold Book 2: Talking about mean - sight words: is, are, for, dinner, dessert WORKSHEETS Sight Word worksheets Topic word match worksheets: matching picture, symbol and word. COMMUNICATION BOARDS Use the communication boards to talk about the stories. Each book has an accompanying communication board, plus one board for all the sight and topic words.
Counting books - Interactive, Symbol Supported
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Counting books - Interactive, Symbol Supported

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Learn numbers up to 10 with these fun interactive, symbol supported counting books. Read and symbol supported sentence and put that number of items in the scene. 4 different books to use: Superheroes In the City Cookies in Jar Flowers in Garden Apples in the Tree 2 levels for each book Level 1 - with dots to help beginner counters Level 2 - no doubts PLUS: Addition and subtraction word problem inserts. 36 addition and subtraction inserts for each book. Put the inserts over the pages of the answer. Read the word problem, create the scene and check your answer by lifting the insert away. Work problem examples: PLACE INSERT ON PAGE 5 "There are 7 cookies in the jar. 2 are eating"LIFT INSERT “There are 5 cookies in the jar” PLACE INSERT ON PAGE 7 “There are 3 superheroes in the city. 4 more fly in.” LIFT INSERT “There are 7 superheroes”
Alphabet Workbooks
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Alphabet Workbooks

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Designed for students with special needs, these symbol supported Alphabet books contain a range of fun worksheets and activities to help learn and consolidate letter recognition. Little to no prep required. 26 workbooks 14 pages per book. Activities include: Place in alphabet Writing/tracing Letter exploration Initial sounds Letter hunt in works Cutting skills Board game Certificates for completing each workbook Pages are un-numbered. Pick and choose the activities that are best for your students. Can be printed as A4 or A5 size workbooks. Widgit Symbols used with permission
Prepositions interactive books - colourful semantics
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Prepositions interactive books - colourful semantics

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Learn prepositions and sentence construction at the same time. A range of fun pictures for students to comment on at three levels. Use as individual task cards or turn into books. Also includes 13 writing cards. Colourful semantics is an exciting language intervention that indirectly works on developing a child’s grammar through the use of: •Spoken sentences •Answering W/H questions •Use of nouns, verbs, prepositions and adjectives •Story telling skills •Written sentences and language comprehension Colourful semantics works particularly well in the special education classroom, helping students with difficulty in understanding language to compose sentences. These worksheets are designed to give students support to develop writing and composition skills. The sentence strips at the top of each worksheet demonstrate the sentence structure
Describing objects using colourful semantics
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Describing objects using colourful semantics

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Use colourful semantics to describe everyday objects, using size, colour and object. Compose 3 key words sentences. 34 task cards and matching writing cards for objects of different size and colour. Colourful semantics is an exciting language intervention that indirectly works on developing a child’s grammar through the use of: •Spoken sentences •Answering W/H questions •Use of nouns, verbs, prepositions and adjectives •Story telling skills •Written sentences and language comprehension Colourful semantics works particularly well in the special education classroom, helping students with difficulty in understanding language to compose sentences. These worksheets/taskcards are designed to give students support to develop writing and composition skills.