Autism & PDD More Picture Stories & Language Activities: When Questions Patricia Snair Koski

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Ages: 8-12Grades: 3-7

Teach students to answer "when" questions in lighthearted, four-part stories that let them choose the story ending. The flexible materials also target sequencing, inferring, predicting, parts of speech, and literacy skills. The program has eight Matt and Molly stories with colorful story cards, sentence strips, lesson plans, and specialized teaching strategies.

Each story and its lesson plan is a launch pad for interactive language activities in:

  • sequencing
  • inferring, predicting, and reasoning
  • "when" questions
  • narrative language and descriptive language
  • literacy and text comprehension
  • parts of speech
    • nouns
    • verbs
    • pronouns
    • adjectives
    • adverbs
    • prepositions
    • conjunctions
    • interjections

The program has materials and lesson plans for eight stories and includes:

  • 40 sturdy, full-color 8½" x 11" sequence pictures (five for each story)
  • 48 large-print sentence strips per story (six for each story)
  • a teacher manual with:
  • two-day lesson plans for each story
  • take-home page with mini-story pictures for each story
  • teaching techniques and adaptations for nonverbal children
  • progress chart

You can easily adapt the lessons and materials to meet the needs of individuals, small groups, or an entire class. The lessons are infused with teaching techniques especially for children with autism and PDD.

The activities include:

  • describing the people, places, and things in the story pictures
  • learning new vocabulary concepts
  • predicting the next event in the story
  • answering a wh- question and choosing the story ending
  • retelling the story
  • identifying the missing picture
  • matching sentence strips to pictures
  • acting out the story
  • identifying parts of speech
  • take-home story sheets

COMPLETE KIT INCLUDES: 28-page lesson plan book; 40, 8½" x 11" story cards; 8 sheets with print sentences, vinyl folder. (©2013)