PrAACtically June: AAC Resources for a Year of Core Vocabulary Words

May 24, 2021 by - Leave your thoughts

PrAACtically June: AAC Resources for a Year of Core Vocabulary Words
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It’s just about time to flip the calendar to a new page. That means it’s time to prepare to highlight a new set of core words to keep our AAC learners moving forward and expanding their use of AAC throughout the day. We have some learn-at-home ideas that can help you incorporate our June core words into some easy activities and resources to help you have some prAACtical fun with the AAC learners in your life.

If you’re helping an AAC learner become more capable in using high-frequency words to express themselves, we hope you join us in highlighting the June words and creating opportunities for our AAC learners to use them throughout the day. Whether you are following along with the 2013 Year of Core  (Set 1-12 words/month) or the 2014 A(nother) Year of Core:  (Set 2-16 words/month; Different than the previous year’s core words), or just getting started, here are some helpful resources.

Our June words are listed below.

Set 1 List: after, am/be/is, because, can, cold, fast, fun, have, hungry, let, need, talk

Set 2 List: about, back, buy, grandmother, hand, inside, lose, move, okay, people, quiet, short, show, two, water, yellow

If you need day-by-day suggestions for incorporating these words, here are some suggestions.


We can teach and model these individually, and also in sentences. Tim DeLuca shares some ideas to get us started (download here).

PrAACtically June


Reading is such a great way to build experiences with core vocabulary. Here are some book suggestions if you are looking for ways to incorporate core word practice into your storybook reading with AAC learners.

Looking for more ideas? Check out the calendar Rachael Langley shared with us for the Set 1 words (click on the image below).

PrAACtically June: AAC Resources for a Year of Core Vocabulary Words

Calendar by Rachael Langley

We appreciate the support of Heidi LoStracco, Brian Whitmer, Eric Sailers, Tim DeLuca, Lisa Timm, Nancy Inman, Barbara Fernandes Alison Wade, Eric Sailers, Russell Cross, Gail Van Tatenhove, Bill Binko, Rachael Langley, and all the others who created these resources and allowed us to share them. 

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This post was written by Carole Zangari

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