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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.
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.
Forces vocabulary sheets
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Forces vocabulary sheets

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Six pages of typical vocabulary lists illustrated with PCS or Widgit symbols. Covers some key word definitions, pushing, pulling, early circuits, springs, magnets and friction.
Light sources mind-map
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Light sources mind-map

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Light sources illustrated with PCS or Widgit symbols. Questions (for an adult to read out) vary in complexity to give opportunities for a mixed ability group to reply. Includes examples of shadows too so you can talk about angles, direction and where the light source is.
Foods, storage and kitchen utensils: vocabulary
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Foods, storage and kitchen utensils: vocabulary

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Illustrated with PCS or Widgit symbols. There are foodstuffs to sort into four storage places: the freezer, fridge, fruit bowl and cupboard. The kitchen utensils cover a wide variety of very common objects. The suggestions for discussion include ideas for naming, telling why, telling how to, describing differences and so on.
Vocabulary (basic) on picture pages (Widgit CIP)
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Vocabulary (basic) on picture pages (Widgit CIP)

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Symbols (c) Widgit Software 2010. Print on A4 to file in a Display Folder. Use for practice in odd moments and frequent revision. 4 pages including MONTHS and SEASONS, DAYS OF THE WEEK, O'CLOCK TIME, and ALL ABOUT ME. You can build up a useful long-term resource by adding a vocabulary page for every new topic. Could also be used for EAL.
Phonic Spelling Sequences
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Phonic Spelling Sequences

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Lists of regular phonic spellings in short sequences. For ear-training. What has changed? One phoneme changes for each new word. Use with a good set of plastic letters where digraph consonants and vowels are presented as single units.
Recall stories + reading for meaning
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Recall stories + reading for meaning

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Print single-sided on A4. 12 pictures with 3 sentences to be read out to make a ‘story’ as the child sees the picture. Read twice through and then ask the child to retell the story. Then put the suggested questions. You can also use the text and questions for more able children to read and answer the questions by writing. All answers available from the text.
CHRISTMAS - READING FOR MEANING
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CHRISTMAS - READING FOR MEANING

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Illustrated with Widgit CIP. Pictures with captions to match. Use to check reading for meaning accuracy. Early reading vocabulary and simple sentence construction. Can also be sequenced to build nativity story.
Alternatives for SAID
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Alternatives for SAID

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5 pages of cartoons with a selection of verb possibilities to use instead of ‘said’. A writing column requires an event and some actual speech in a bubble. My other resources which link to this are (1) Match Speech Bubbles to Pics, (2) Punctuation – Mark the End of Sentences; and (3) Punctuation II – Putting in the Speech Marks.
Animals, food, homes - sort (Widgit illustrations)
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Animals, food, homes - sort (Widgit illustrations)

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Symbols (c) Widgit Software 2010. Print the games sheets on A4 card. You can print the first page of suggestions on the back of one of the lotto boards or on a separate sheet. Cut the sheets which are filled with small pictures into cards for the suggested games (see suggestions page and notes on the sheets). You can play Lotto arranged as a grid, Pairs, sorting into the sort boxes, and use the discussion ideas.
Water cycle - track game 2 and vocabulary work
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Water cycle - track game 2 and vocabulary work

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Illustrated with PCS or Widgit symbols. A game focusing on where water we see goes to on its journey on the water cycle. An opportunity for discussion of things seen and unseen. Relevant illustrated vocabulary and suggestions for activities. Sentences to complete.
Speaking and listening plus
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Speaking and listening plus

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A set of double-sided cards with pictures one side and mixed questions on the other for the adult to ask. Designed to give practice with responding appropriately to different question words, and picture description. Pictures can also be used as a prompt for writing sentences, and for pairing up with given sentences as a reading for meaning task.
Tell the time (o'clock and half-past) (Widgit CIP)
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Tell the time (o'clock and half-past) (Widgit CIP)

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Symbols (c) Widgit Software 2010. A social story originally inspired by several upsets suffered by a child with social communication problems. Makes a framework for looking at o'clock times and talking about similar irritating events. Clock faces for half-past times provided too, together with alternative events. Lots of ideas included for using the cards. Could be printed 2pp to A4 but cards will be easier to handle if file printed on A4.