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Basic Vocabulary Contrasts ~ Functional Vocabulary Book Print & Make Book

Basic Vocabulary Contrasts ~ Functional Vocabulary Book Print & Make Book

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I absolutely love using adaptive and interactive books in speech therapy sessions. I am currently building a wonderful library for my speech room! As my students progress I started searching for more specific concepts. When I couldn’t find exactly what I needed, I decided to create my own!

This book targets basic vocabulary contrasts (opposites) suited for PK-1st grade and special educaiton classes. The objective isn’t to teach the concept of opposites, rather an object+ feature objective using contrasts to make it more meaningful (although you can teach opposites with it if you want). I wanted my PK and K students who were past the object/action identification stage to have a more challenging objective. This is also great for students working on identifying attributes and categorization. The sentences with picture symbol support also can be used for language expansion or increasing MLU!

This book is great to use with AAC users!

Comes with 2 versions: 

Print & Make Book:  Assembly Required: Please note: No physical product is included. You will need to print the book page, laminate, and assemble pieces with velcro. Make sure you understand this BEFORE purchasing. Assembly instructions included in then file. 

BOOM Card Digital Book: Digital interactive book (must have BOOM card account and internet connection, see instructions below). 

To use: This book was designed to work on basic concepts and increase mean length of utterances. Read the prompts on the pages and have the students use the sentence strips to tell you what they see “I see ice.” “I see an elephant.” etc The next page is an activity page where the students will match the feature to the picture (how does it feel, what size is it, how does is sound, etc) out of a field of three. The next two pages expand on the concept and students have to find additional items with the same features (hot, cold, fast, slow, etc..). I use the activities listed on the included “Expansion Activities” card while we are reading the book. You can also come up with some of your own activities to help them carry over the skill. I highly recommend you do these activities, my students progress much faster when carry over activities are incorporated.

 I have also included additional expansion activities on a handy card that you can laminate, velcro, and store on the back of the book.

Please note: This file will be delivered in a zipped compressed file. The two files (regular & easy cut). Please make sure you understand how to open a zipped file BEFORE you purchase this product.

To unzip on a Mac:

  1. Double click the zipped file.
  2. The file will automatically be decompressed by Archive Utility into the same folder the compressed file is in.
  3. Access the extracted files by clicking the appropriate icons.
  4. You can drag them into a file on your computer or add them to your Google Drive or Dropbox.

To unzip on a PC:

  1. Double-click the zip file you want to unzip OR right-click to select Extract All, and then follow the instructions.
  2. The zip file will open a folder, showing you the individual files inside.
  3. Select all the files and drag them out of the folder to another location on your computer.
***This is a digital download, you are responsible for printing the product to use.  This purchase is a ONE user license, sharing this file in any way is not permitted. Please respect copyright laws. 

Before you purchase this you understand the following about the BOOM card portion of the product:

  • To use Boom Cards, you must open at least a FREE Boom Learning account. Free accounts include the ability to generate student progress reports for 5 students and to make up to five decks. Free accounts also allow you to assign Boom Cards to unlimited students (without progress reports) using the Fast Play option available in the Library.

 You will need:

  • A computer, laptop, tablet, or Chromebook
  • An internet browser that is less than 3 years old (OR the free BOOM app)
  • A Boom Learning account (FREE!)
  • An internet connection that students can use on a computer, tablet, or interactive whiteboard to access the games

How to access your purchase: After you make the purchase, you will download a PDF with instructions and a link. You’ll click the link to add the book to your Boom library (if you do not already have an account, you will be prompted to set up a free one when you click the link).


DIGITAL DOWNLOAD- NO RETURNS OFFERED (by purchasing this item you are agreeing to this policy)

Physical Product: Refunds are accepted if item arrives damaged or not as described.

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    Paid Product: This is a single user license ONLY. DO NOT share, copy, email, save to a shared drive, or redistribute this file in any way. If you wish to share with a colleague, please purchase an additional license or direct them to my store. For bulk orders email:
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    *You may not copy any part of this document (content, layout, format, idea, design) and reproduce it or create a similar product using my idea. All rights reserved to Panda Speech, LLC. This original activity was imagined and created by Amanda Schaumburg, all rights reserved. PLEASE RESPECT COPYRIGHT LAWS!!
    **If you are a therapist or educator, you may share a printed copy of a page to your client's caregiver for home practice (this is the only sharing permitted).