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

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

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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.
Inference: Reading for meaning and inferring -Pt I
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Inference: Reading for meaning and inferring -Pt I

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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.
Antarctica: simplified resources
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Antarctica: simplified resources

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Pupil resources are illustrated with photos and/or PCS or Widgit symbols. The resources about the Antarctic in the suite are listed in the Contents guide. As some are big files because of photos, please look at the contents list first to see what you might like to download.
Ancient Egypt info, word mats, games (Widgit CIP)
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Ancient Egypt info, word mats, games (Widgit CIP)

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Symbols (c) Widgit Software 2010. A collection of different resources with lots of repetition. Some real people and things plus some of the gods. Info sheets can be printed 2 pp to A4 page. Word mats could be printed back to back. A self-explanatory dice board game. Two card games: Picture Pairs and a Chain Game which requires recognition of some of the vocabulary. Card games should be printed 2-sided on card.
World War 2 grids and word search
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World War 2 grids and word search

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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.
Match speech bubbles to pics and fill blanks
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Match speech bubbles to pics and fill blanks

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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.
READ, MATCH TO PICTURE, SEQUENCE
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READ, MATCH TO PICTURE, SEQUENCE

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Four proposed events illustrated with Widgit and PCS symbols. Reading KS1 level. Eight pictures can be sequenced to make a sensible story. The last picture and caption poses a problem. Useful for reading for meaning and discussion.
Verbs, nouns and adjectives to sort
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Verbs, nouns and adjectives to sort

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A page of pictures with and without labels (also provided as text only) to place according to word function: verbs, nouns or adjectives. They are all words - but what sort of words? Designed using Widgit Communicate Ideas and CIP and illustrated with PCS or Widgit symbols.
Friends - Using Marion Blank's Language Levels: 4
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Friends - Using Marion Blank's Language Levels: 4

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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.
Calendars and worksheets
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Calendars and worksheets

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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.
World War 2 activity book
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World War 2 activity book

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

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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.
All about me - Using Marion Blank's Language Levels: 5
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All about me - Using Marion Blank's Language Levels: 5

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All About Me: my family, home, likes, activities and holidays. The focus of the Language Levels (LL) pages is 1-1 or small group work with children who need carefully graded questions. A small vocabulary set is included. The Marion Blank Language Levels I-IV begin with simple questions (approx. 3y but suitable for older children with impaired/delayed/ESL language skills). The higher Levels present more abstract questions (5+y). Each of the four scenes has questions at each Level. Consider the quality of the child’s reply, not just whether it is right or wrong. The resource would also be useful for EAL groups, or home schooling. The same pictures are included in two formats on a single sheet for new activities. There is a simple reader (RA 6-7y) with the four illustrations. The cover note includes suggestions. A list of some of my TES resources, which may be useful in this topic, is also provided.