PrAACtically November: Resources for A Year of Core Words

October 30, 2015 by - 1 Comment

PrAACtically November: Resources for A Year of Core Words
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Looking for some ways to help your AAC learners become more competent in using core words? Need to get staff on board with modeling core vocabulary? Trying to get familiar with where core words are stored in a particular SGD or AAC app? Here’s an approach you may want to try: Choose a dozen or so core words to focus on each month. In previous years, we shared lists of some core words to help you do just that. 

2013: A Year of Core (12 words/month

2014: A(nother) Year of Core  (16 words/month; Note: These are different than the core words covered in 2013)

Those posts have links to downloadable grids with the core words for each month that can be used as a focal point for lesson planning.  

Our words for November are listed below.

  • Set 1 (2013): body, dress, full, guess, hi, live, maybe, one, ride, tired very, walk
  • Set 2 (2014): at, count, drive, first, few, his, least, light, none, push, real, sharp, stand, street, sun, table

The resources below are available thanks to the generosity of Bill and Lori Binko, Heidi LoStracco, Alison Wade, Russell Cross, Gail Van Tatenhove, Eric Sailers, Rachael Langley, Alysha Kaufman, and others.

  1. Templates for you to plug in your own symbols: 2013 words, 2014 words
  2. Minspeak/Unity version: 2013 words
  3. PCS versions: 2013 words, 2014 words 
  4. Lesson Pix: 2013 words
  5. Symbol Stix: 2013 words

Rachael Langley is back with her wonderful calendar of prAACtice opportunities. Look at all the fun things she came up with!

PrAACtically November


Core words are wonderful for their flexibility. We can highlight these words as we talk, teach specific lessons to strengthen use of the words, and model them throughout the day. Here are some suggestions for sentences using the first set (2013) of words in short sentences. Many thanks to Alysha Kaufman for putting this together.

PrAACtically November: Rsources for A Year of Core Words


Hope you have great month of talking and connecting with AAC!

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This post was written by Carole Zangari

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