Materials for Modeling January Core Words

January 15, 2015 by - 6 Comments

Materials for Modeling January Core Words
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It is so encouraging to see so many SLPs, educators, families, and others support the acquisition of core vocabulary. In this post, we’re thrilled to be sharing a resource by Alison Wade, an SLP from Massachusetts who works with a number of AAC-using children and adults. Alison generously offered to share this document with our 2013 set of January core words represented by PCS, SymbolStix, and traditional orthography. You can download it by clicking the image below or visiting the Download section of our eToolbox.

Materials for Modeling January Core Words

Materials for Modeling January Core Words











Need ideas for how to use it? Check out our previous post.

Thanks, Alison!

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  • I am eternally grateful for this immense time saver that allows me to help many children and many teachers all at once when I receive this vocabulary, but especially when it is accompanied WITH picture-symbols. This info is very beneficial!

  • Beth says:

    These are so helpful, thank you!!! Do you think you will have them for February as well?

    • Avatar photo Carole Zangari says:

      Beth, thanks for taking the time to comment. Yes, that is the plan. 🙂 Feel free to nudge me if you don’t see them.

  • marie Bryant says:

    I am teaching 4th /5th grade. I copied the handout from the conference for complex comm needs. My question about the vocabulary in the monthly post: if we have the year of core vocabulary, is it the same cycle every year? Or is jan 2015 different from jan 2014?
    Love you and your work for kids! I’m new to this classroom and plan to reorganize the whole program based on communication for all aspects of academic, social, emotional, and self advocacy needs. Maybe my SLP will catch on if I drag her along

    • Avatar photo Carole Zangari says:

      Marie, we did two versions, each with different words: 2013 and 2014. People did not seem ready for a third set, so I skipped that in 2015. I am hoping that people will be ready for the third set in 2016. Whether you stick with the same bunch or move on will depend on your learners and how long they stay in your classroom (more than 1-2 years?). If they are ready for additional language, move them onto the new set. I sure hope your SLP follows your lead! Sounds like you have amazing plans for your classroom. 🙂 Lucky kids!!

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