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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.
Using Language Levels by Marion Blank: 7 Different Habitats
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Using Language Levels by Marion Blank: 7 Different Habitats

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Different Habitats has illustrations for Ocean/Arctic/Rainforest/Australian desert. A small vocabulary set of early words is included but, as this title is more ‘academic’ than the earlier ones, new words are necessary for comprehension, speaking and reading. 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 English language learning, EAL / ESL / ESOL and Speaking and Listening tasks. The four pictures are also included on a single sheet for making new activities. There is a simple illustrated text (RA 7y) plus additional pages about further habitats. The cover note includes suggestions. The illustrations could be used for many topics of conversation: animals and their homes/food/adaptations; weather round the world; equator versus polar regions; climate change; water cycle; living things.
Using Language Levels by Marion Blank: 6 The Park
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Using Language Levels by Marion Blank: 6 The Park

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The Park is about seasonal changes at the park. Watch the plants and the people. Look at the gardener working and see all the things people can do. 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 English language learning, EAL / ESL / ESOL and Speaking and Listening tasks. 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.
Environments - Activity and vocabulary
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Environments - Activity and vocabulary

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Activity to match animals to their environments, providing the opportunity to talk about why they live there, what the animals are called and so on. Extra vocabulary sheets provide illustrations with PCS or Widgit symbols of words that may be needed for the topic in general, and for visiting a local wood to see what people are using it for.
Vowel digraphs ai/ay and ee (illustrated Widgit)
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Vowel digraphs ai/ay and ee (illustrated Widgit)

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Symbols (c) Widgit Software 2010. Print page 1 on A4 card. The second page is a worksheet. Suggestions given to check on word recognition, knowledge of rhymes etc. First page can then be cut to cards for a picture-word matching activity. Second page has missing words (replaced with a picture) to be filled in.
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.
Dinosaur info. illustrated with Widgit symbols
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Dinosaur info. illustrated with Widgit symbols

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Symbols (c) Widgit Software 2010. 4 pages of information about dinosaur names, sizes etc. (Could be printed 2-up on A4.) 3 pages of similar information suitable for keeping in a folder for reference. Single page outline for preparing an ideas map, or just fill in the sheet with some examples. Word Search. Print all on A4.
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.
Dinosaur activity book with Widgit symbols
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Dinosaur activity book with Widgit symbols

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Symbols (c) Widgit Software 2010. 8 pages with something for everyone. Print 2-up on A4 paper. Picture matching, sort into carnivores and herbivores, Spot the Difference, count the dinosaurs in Numicon layouts, Odd One Out, follow symbol instructions, an information story, and a page to colour.
The Owl who was Afraid of the Dark - simplified
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The Owl who was Afraid of the Dark - simplified

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Three resources to help children with impaired language skills understand and benefit from this lovely book used in so many schools. Illustrated with PCS or Widgit symbols. The pages could be presented with a simplified telling. If the CD is available, it is always useful to hear the story read exactly the same lots of times and the pages could accompany this. The song prompt cards for one of the CD songs lists the 'wow words' - listen and find the card, or use the card to sing the song with the instrumental version. The mind-map is a prompt for children to retell the story in their own way.
Materials Activity Book
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Materials Activity Book

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A variety of activities with ideas for sorting, talking, selecting and colouring. Includes basic materials plus some tasks based on hard, soft, transparent, cold, and paper things. Illustrated with PCS or Widgit symbols.
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.
Reading for meaning - The Tudors
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Reading for meaning - The Tudors

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Cut and match pictures and captions. This set requires some inferring. Mind-maps repeated here from another resource. These also require word recognition and comprehension. They could be used as word mats.