Here Is How Adapted Books Can Be Used To Help In Learning
Adapted books are custom-made so that students who have different mental or physical challenges can be able to use them. Through adapted books students are involved such that they are able to target and read different language skills. They are created in such a way that they are motivating and interactive. Students feel part of the adapted book they are reading because they are supposed to move or add pieces in the book. This is a brief overview of what adapted books are and why it is important to use them.
Because different adapted books have different skills sets they can be used by learners with various levels of literacy skills. For example there are some adapted books that are quite repetitive in a way that they increase a student’s repetition and participation to help them to retain new information. These adapted books have pictures associated with the vocabulary terms so they provide visual support to help students to know the verbal message. Skill set levels in these adapted books increase on the word level but not on the pictures.
Other adapted books require the students to match the bugs onto the correct school supply items with the pictures provided at the bottom of the page. To normal students, this may sound easy but it not easy for students with low function levels. To use such an adapted book the target should be on different language skills. Students are expected to participate in the book, differentiate various pictures and understand the auditory message. In adapted books, students should be able to turn the page and name various items as well as the point on the pictures that are related to the words on that page.
Other adapted books require of the student to get the right color item and put add it on the book. A book like what the snowman is wearing requires the student to locate the right snowman and match the description. The student should be motivated to point on the text box every time the teacher verbalized the words and this you will find the student will, in the long run, be able to say the words. Adapted books are repetitive in nature meaning the students can verbalize the books topic with you.
There are some adapted books which have concepts of numbers and the student should locate the correct number of items and match their description. One example is the book what is on the grill where the student should show what is on the grill and match the right food item.
Lastly, prepositional concepts is the other kind of adapted target books. Here the students are supposed to find and place the targeted item on the right location. Prepositional concepts purpose on building vocabulary skills which are not easy for students.