PrAACtically Martin Luther King Jr Day: AAC Learning Suggestions

January 13, 2020 by - Leave your thoughts

PrAACtically Martin Luther King Jr Day: AAC Learning Suggestions
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Here in the US, the third Monday of January is designated as Martin Luther King Jr Day (MLK Day), where we honor the contributions of this slain civil rights leader. Schools across the country are reading about his life and legacy, and engaging in activities to honor his achievements. If you’re supporting young AAC learners, this provides a wonderful opportunity to build language skills. In today’s post, we share some ideas for books on this topic and some of the core words that can be highlighted while reading them and some additional vocabulary words that you may wish to incorporate. 

Core Words

  • Pronouns: I, he, it
  • Verbs: do, help, go, love, make, stop, talk, tell, walk, work 
  • Descriptors: all, bad, big, black, different, good, right, same, some, white
  • Nouns: day, man, father/dad, family, friend, school
  • Other: no/not, now

Other Vocabulary Words: celebrate, dream, fair, honor, justice, protest

Suggested Books

Do you have favorite ways of incorporating AAC learning during activities to honor Dr. King? We’d love to hear about them.

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This post was written by Carole Zangari

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