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I have been designing resources for many years as I worked with preschool and primary age youngsters with delayed or impaired speech and language skills. The resources using symbols are free. My latest resources which I have illustrated are extra tasks based on Marion Blank's Language Levels (previous ones have been free). They can be used with groups of mixed language ability and are reasonably priced.

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I have been designing resources for many years as I worked with preschool and primary age youngsters with delayed or impaired speech and language skills. The resources using symbols are free. My latest resources which I have illustrated are extra tasks based on Marion Blank's Language Levels (previous ones have been free). They can be used with groups of mixed language ability and are reasonably priced.
At the seaside - Using Marion Blank's Language Levels: 1

At the seaside - Using Marion Blank's Language Levels: 1

At The Seaside, the first in this new series, brings in familiar seaside creatures and toys. There is scope for working on seaside vocabulary and safety near the sea. A small general vocabulary set is included. The main focus of the Language Levels pages is one-to-one or small group work with children who need carefully graded questions. The Marion Blank Language Levels I-IV move from very direct questioning (approx. 3y but appropriate for older children with impaired/delayed language skills) towards much more abstract work (5+y). Each of the four scenes in the story has questions at each Level. The ideas would also suit EAL groups. The same pictures are included on a single sheet for new activities. There is a simple reader (RA 6-7y) with the four illustrations. The cover note includes suggestions.
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Inference: Reading for meaning and inferring -Pt I

Inference: Reading for meaning and inferring -Pt I

Symbols (c) Widgit Software 2010. A resource under development aimed at children with fair reading skills who do not pick up on all the meaning behind the words. Three stories with suggested activities based on published research as to what helps children focus on implied information. Feedback comments welcome.
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Friends - Using Marion Blank's Language Levels: 4

Friends - Using Marion Blank's Language Levels: 4

Friends brings in everyday environments and play. Talk about going on errands, outdoor play, and keeping safe. A small vocabulary set is suggested. The main focus of the Language Levels pages is one-to-one or small group work with children who need carefully graded questions. The Marion Blank Language Levels I-IV move from very direct questioning (approx. 3y but appropriate for older children with impaired/delayed language skills) towards much more abstract work (5+y). Each of the four scenes in the story has questions at each Level. The ideas would also suit EAL groups. The same pictures are included on a single sheet for new activities. There is a simple reader (RA 6-7y) with four illustrations. The cover note includes suggestions.
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World War 2 grids and word search

World War 2 grids and word search

Grids illustrated with PCS or Widgit symbols. Word search sheets made at www.senteacher.org. Grids give practice with vocabulary, reading for meaning, and coordinates. The worksheets include extra questions including fill the blanks which can be completed by copying text or cut-and-paste labels.
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Traditional tale - The Magic Horse

Traditional tale - The Magic Horse

Traditional tale – The Magic Horse. A tale originally called The Ebony Horse from 1001 Arabian Nights. Retold at three levels: plus symbol-support of Widgit/PCS symbols; early reading with illustrations; longer version (RA 11y approx.) to read aloud, with many opportunities for spoken language tasks. Additional activities: colouring; read / match caption to picture and sequence the story; Write-about outline booklet with 8 pictures as prompts; tessellations. With Guide.
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World War 2 activity book

World War 2 activity book

Something for everyone in the suggested groups, or EAL. Picture and/or word match; spot the difference; Numicon shapes counting; odd one out; draw and colour; copy words to blanks in text. Illustrated with PCS or Widgit symbols.
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Match speech bubbles to pics and fill blanks

Match speech bubbles to pics and fill blanks

Print 2-up single-sided on paper. Do cut and stick pairing of cartoon and bubble. 4 sets of 6 per page. Errors can be useful as discussion starters. Extra page of cartoons has empty bubbles to be completed. Could be a useful activity for paired kids with mixed level of reading/writing skills. Also for EAL.
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Bob's dream - Using Marion Blank's Language Levels: 3

Bob's dream - Using Marion Blank's Language Levels: 3

Bob’s Dream is about a boy who meets the Queen who has been out on her bike. A small general vocabulary set is included. The main focus of the Language Levels pages is one-to-one or small group work with children who need carefully graded questions. The Marion Blank Language Levels I-IV move from very direct questioning (approx. 3y but appropriate for older children with impaired/delayed language skills) towards much more abstract work (5+y). Each of the four scenes in the story has questions at each Level. The ideas would also suit EAL groups. The same pictures are included on a single sheet for new activities. There is a simple reader (RA 6-7y) with the four illustrations. The cover note includes suggestions.
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Calendars and worksheets

Calendars and worksheets

Calendars with opportunities to talk about the season, the weather and special days. Designed for regular work to develop knowledge of how the year divides, how we talk about days and dates etc. Suggestions for questions and a worksheet to complete. Illustrated with PCS or Widgit symbols.
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Maths concept words and phrases - worksheets

Maths concept words and phrases - worksheets

Link to Maths Concept Words and Phrases. 2: all, some, none, pair, first, last. 3: bigger, smaller, lots, a few, too many, not enough. 4: equal. 5: all, some, only one. 6: all except one, both, the other one. 7: whole, half, quarter. 8: place in row. 10: some, more, the most, less. 11: 1st,2nd,3rd. Illustrated with PCS or Widgit symbols.
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Fairy tales 3 - Using Marion Blank's Language Levels: 10

Fairy tales 3 - Using Marion Blank's Language Levels: 10

Fairy tales 3 includes versions of three well-known fairy tales: Goldilocks and the three bears, The ugly duckling, and The king’s new suit (The emperor’s new clothes). There is one illustration per tale. A small vocabulary set of early words is suggested. There is a simple text (RA 7y) for each tale for early readers, or to read aloud as an introduction to each tale. There is a supplementary colouring activity per tale. The main focus of the Language Levels pages is one-to-one or small group work with children who need carefully graded questions. The Marion Blank Language Levels I-IV move from very direct questioning (approx. 3y but appropriate for older children with impaired/delayed language skills) towards much more abstract work (5+y). Each of the three tales in the resource has suggested questions at each Level. The ideas would also suit EAL teaching. The cover note includes suggestions for printing and use.
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Fairy tales 1 - Using Marion Blank's Language Levels: 8

Fairy tales 1 - Using Marion Blank's Language Levels: 8

Fairy tales 1 includes versions of three well-known fairy tales: The Little Mermaid, Beauty and the Beast, and Snow White. There is one illustration per tale. A small vocabulary set of early words is suggested. There is a simple text (RA 7y) for each tale for early readers, or to read aloud as an introduction to each tale. There is also a supplementary activity per tale (colouring, comprehension or word work). The main focus of the Language Levels pages is one-to-one or small group work with children who need carefully graded questions. The Marion Blank Language Levels I-IV move from very direct questioning (approx. 3y but appropriate for older children with impaired/delayed language skills) towards much more abstract work (5+y). Each of the three tales in the resource has suggested questions at each Level. The ideas would also suit EAL teaching. The cover note includes suggestions for printing and use.
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The Park - Using Marion Blank's Language Levels: 6

The Park - Using Marion Blank's Language Levels: 6

The Park is the sixth in this series. It brings in many familiar aspects of a park including a pond, a playground, games areas, a cafe. The seasons are represented by the gardeners doing their work. A small vocabulary set of early words is included. The main focus of the Language Levels pages is one-to-one or small group work with children who need carefully graded questions. The Marion Blank Language Levels I-IV move from very direct questioning (approx. 3y but appropriate for older children with impaired/delayed language skills) towards much more abstract work (5+y). Each of the four scenes in the resource has questions at each Level. The ideas would also suit EAL teaching. The four pictures are included on a single sheet for making new activities and as outlines for colouring. There is a simple illustrated text (RA 6-7y). The cover note includes suggestions. The illustrations could be used for many topics of conversation: the seasons, eating out, friends, people w ho help us, water danger, different sports, antisocial behaviour.
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Sally's garden - Using Marion Blank's Language Levels: 2

Sally's garden - Using Marion Blank's Language Levels: 2

Sally’s Garden has a picture for each season with Sally wearing suitable clothes. Daffodils, poppies, autumn leaves and snow make the background. A small general vocabulary set is included. The main focus of the Language Levels pages is one-to-one or small group work with children who need carefully graded questions. The Marion Blank Language Levels I-IV move from very direct questioning (approx. 3y but appropriate for older children with impaired/delayed language skills) towards much more abstract work (5+y). Each of the four scenes in the story has questions at each Level. The ideas would also suit EAL groups. The same pictures are included on a single sheet for new activities. There is a simple reader (RA 6-7y) with the four illustrations. The cover note includes suggestions.
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