More by Sherrill B. Flora
Facilitate a love of language in students in grades K–2 with Sight Word Stories! This 64-page book develops fluency, increases motivation, and boosts reading test scores by introducing students to more than 70 sight words and 40 easy-to-read words in these reproducible storybooks. The book includes 25 eight-page stories, more than 110 flash cards, and extension activities. It supports NCTE and NAEYC standards.
Enrich language and literacy skills with special-education students and/or English Language Learners in grades PK–K using Sign Language Fun in the Early Childhood Classroom! This 64-page book helps students improve verbal communication, visual discrimination, spatial memory, and early reading skills. The multisensory approach helps all students (with and without special needs) improve language and literacy skills. This book does not require previous experience with American Sign Language, and it includes teaching suggestions, games, activities, songs, rhymes, literature recommendations, and reproducible sign language cards. The book supports NCTE and NAEYC standards.
Demonstrate how wonderful words can be for special-education students and/or English Language Learners in grades K–3 using The Best Sight Word Book Ever! This 384-page resource includes reproducible word-wall cards and a reproducible 6-page activity booklet for each of 170 sight words. The lessons help students build strong sight-word identification skills and improve comprehension and fluency with rainbow writing, tracing and printing, word building, word pyramids, word blending, missing letters, and a variety of word and letter puzzles. The book supports NCTE and NAEYC standards.
Instill a love of language in English Language Learners in grades 1–2 using Reading Sight Words in Context. This 160-page book uses engaging poems and short stories to help students recognize certain critical words instantly and become successful readers. This resource includes reproducible activities, games, and follow-up ideas that focus on common sight words that form the building blocks on which sentences are created. The book supports NCTE standards.
Facilitate literacy in special-education learners in grades PK–K using Early Literacy Intervention Activities. This 160-page book provides teachers with activities that boost 11 proven literacy skills and intervention strategies. In addition, the book discusses four important interventions, covering early and special-education literacy in great detail.
Facilitate a love of language in children of all ages with Building Essential Vocabulary! This 96-page book includes more than 400 reproducible photo cards, games, puzzles, and activities that provide vocabulary instruction. The activities cover themes such as actions, colors, shapes, clothing, food, everyday objects, school tools, people, careers, toys, and family. This book is great for classroom activities as well as study and practice at home. The book supports NCTE, NAEYC, and NCTM standards.
Encourage a love of learning in students in grades PK–1 with Early Learning Thematic Lesson Plans! This 160-page resource engages young learners with 32 weekly themes and more than 600 developmentally appropriate activities. All of the research, planning, and scheduling has already been done. Just open the book, choose a theme, and start teaching! The book includes morning circle activities, a guide to children's literature, and integrated activities. This book supports NCTE, NCTM, NCSS, and NAEYC standards.
Build basic skills through sign language with special-education learners in grades PK–K using Sing, Sign, and Learn! This 64-page resource teaches more than 230 American Sign Language signs through 25 songs. Build language and literacy skills and motivate young learners through their desire for constant movement while providing an atmosphere of play and fun. The book supports NCTE and NAEYC standards.
Facilitate literacy in students in grades PK–1 using Participation Stories. This 64-page book reaches auditory, kinesthetic, and visual learners with storytelling. This resource includes everything teachers need to present the stories in three different ways (traditional, participation, and prop). Stories include traditional tales, folk tales, original tales, tales from other countries, and tales in rhyme. Sidebars on each page connect stories to basic language concepts. The book supports NCTE and NAEYC standards.
A must-have resource for all teachers who have handwriting classes, this fabulous book includes lessons for teaching the correct handwriting style to both right- and left-handed students! Left-handed children will learn how to maintain good posture, align their paper, properly grasp a pencil, write at a natural slant, and position their arm, wrist, and hand correctly. It includes effective teaching tips and techniques, assessment and handwriting skills, sensory integration activities, specific strategies for left-handed students, and handwriting suggestions for struggling students as well as special learners.
Support sequencing skills using Make & Take Sequencing Fun for grades PK–2. This 64-page book features 3-, 4-, 6-, and 8-scene sequencing activities that challenge and engage students. The book includes cards for 19 everyday events, 10 nursery rhymes, 5 popular children's songs, and 6 classic children's stories. It teaches the concepts of beginning, middle, and end; oral language skills; left-to-right orientation; visual discrimination skills; listening skills; telling and retelling; and questioning and predicting. The book supports NCTE and NAEYC standards.
Facilitate a love of language in students in grades 1–2 with Little Books of Blends and Digraphs! This 64-page book includes 31 eight-page reproducible stories. These humorous, predictable stories cover 20 beginning blends, 7 final blends, and 4 digraphs. The book includes word lists, pre- and post-reading activities, and language arts activities for each story. The book also supports NCTE and NAEYC standards.
Graphic Organizers That Helps Struggling Students includes 51 reproducible graphic organizers designed to improve skills in time management, scheduling, classroom routines, reading, and so much more! Since children who have special needs often require more than one type of instruction for retaining and recalling information, the graphic organizers feature spatial and visual modifications such as darker, heavier cutting lines, multiple steps that are easy to cut apart, and flexible directions that allow children to either draw or write.
Build a solid foundation of forming letters with Let's Learn to Print: Traditional Manuscript for grades PK–2. This 64-page book presents handwriting in a developmental sequence, rather than alphabetically, which provides a greater opportunity for students to achieve success. It includes a review of basic handwriting strokes, guidelines for use, and creative writing and journaling pages. The book supports NCTE and NAEYC standards.
Build a solid foundation of forming letters with Pre-Handwriting Practice for grades PK–1. This 64-page book features more than 100 half-page activities that teach young students line strokes, slanted lines, circles, and curves before introducing the alphabet. After students have learned a particular stroke, the letters that use that stroke are taught. The book includes tactile, auditory, and visual activities to reinforce directionality and proper pencil control. The book supports NCTE and NAEYC standards.
Instill a love of language in special-education students and/or English Language Learners in grades K–1 using Sight Words: Secret Words and Puzzles. This 64-page book includes secret codes, word searches, color by code, connect the letters, unscramble the letters, crossword puzzles, tic-tac-toe, and dot-to-dots. The book supports NCTE standards.
Facilitate fine-motor development in special-education students in grades PK–1 using Fine Motor Fun! This 160-page book is full of suggestions and reproducible activities that strengthen fine-motor and visual-perception skills. It includes scissors skills, lacing cards, stencils, finger plays, stringing activities, dot-to-dots, tracing, finish-the-picture activities, mazes, and tactile and first-pencil experiences. The book supports NCTE and NAEYC standards.
Write on! Write with students in grades 1–3 using The Biggest Book of Reproducible Books! This 160-page resource provides creative templates for making all kinds of books. It includes seven books: My Spelling Book, My Photo Picture Dictionary, My Journal, My Storybook, My Phonics Book, My “All About Me” Book, and My Year Book. This book also includes templates for two newspapers, four graphic novels, one accordion book, and six shape books. It supports NCTE standards.
Build a solid foundation of forming letters with Let's Learn to Print: Modern Manuscript for grades PK–2. This 64-page book presents handwriting in a developmental sequence, rather than alphabetically, which provides a greater opportunity for students to achieve success. It includes a review of basic handwriting strokes, guidelines for use, and creative writing and journaling pages. The book supports NCTE and NAEYC standards.
Encourage a love of learning in students in grades PK–1 with Early Learning Basic Skills! This 160-page book includes more than 150 reproducible activities that cover topics such as beginning the school year, pencil and scissors skills, colors and shapes, basic concepts, the alphabet, and numbers 0–30. It also includes sight-word and number flash cards, a color mini-book, and an alphabet mini-book. The activities are great for instructional settings, independent free time, and take-home projects that parents and children can complete together. The book supports NCTE, NCTM, and NAEYC standards.
Combine reading and fine-motor skills with special-education students in grades K–2 using Cut, Color, Trace, and Paste Rebus Stories. This 64-page resource is filled with fun reproducible activities that allow students to practice 50 essential sight words by making 38 storybooks! Students love the multisensory approach to building and strengthening their reading and fine-motor skills. The activities also increase reading confidence.
Foster fine-motor development in special-education students in grades PK and up using Cut, Color, Trace, and Paste. This 64-page resource is filled with fun reproducible activities that allow young students to learn and practice fine-motor skills and eye-hand coordination. The sequence of activities builds in difficulty—from simple to complex—as students' fine-motor skills improve.
Based on current research, Teaching Tips for Kids with Dyslexia provides teachers and parents with practical multisensory methods that will help children acquire the necessary phonological skills to become successful readers. Included are the early signs and symptoms of dyslexia; language intervention strategies; the importance of developing pre-phonemic and phonemic awareness; multisensory methods for identifying letters, reading sight words, and spelling; as well as suggestions for classroom and material modifications; improving handwriting; building confidence; and new instructional concepts. This resource is a must for all elementary classroom teachers!
Every script can become an entire class production by using the “group readings” or the scripts can be used successfully with small groups. Reading levels are provided for every story character and the group readings, allowing the teacher to assign roles according to individual reading abilities. Includes prop and costume suggestions, activities, resource guide, and sound effects audio CD. Supports NCTE standards.
Instill a love of language in English Language Learners in grades PK–3 using Reproducible Storybooks for Building Oral Language. This 64-page book provides practice with vital vocabulary using 15 reproducible stories based on TESOL standards, essential word lists, and nationally recognized key educational themes. The levels of stories—mini-books that students can take home—vary from easier to medium to harder, allowing young English Language Learners to build their vocabulary skills by progressing through stories with more new words and more-complex sentence structures.
Build a solid foundation of forming letters with special-education students in grades PK–1 using The “First” Learning to Print Book. This 160-page book benefits special learners and students who are learning to print. Letters are introduced in order of tall and long straight lines, tall slanted lines, small slanted lines, circles, left-ear curves, right-ear curves, left- and right-ear curves, smiling curves, and frowning curves. Introductions, examples, practice, and review have students learning to print in no time at all! This book supports NCTE and NAYEC standards.
Instill a love of language in students in grades PK–2 using Consonants. This 64-page book promotes phonological awareness and builds vocabulary with hands-on activities that suit struggling learners. The book targets skills that students must master in order to progress academically. This resource includes literature connections, reproducible pages, teaching suggestions, a pretest and posttest, fun activities, games, and a reproducible parent letter. It is great for whole-group lessons, independent work, learning centers, and at-home enrichment. The book supports NCTE and NAEYC standards.
Help students in grades PK–5 work out their wiggles using "Pay Attention, Please!" This 64-page book helps students with ADHD and students who are otherwise wiggly and overly busy learn how to pay better attention and focus for longer periods of time. It includes games and activities that strengthen listening, concentration, visual, and auditory memory skills; assist students in learning relaxation techniques; provide students healthy ways to burn excess energy; and help students discover ways to control overstimulation and impulsivity.
Effective for Early Intervention, Special Education Programs, and Speech-Language Therapists as well as all preschool and kindergarten classrooms, Cut, Color & Paste Categories is fun for all young learners. Its hands-on activities improve language, vocabulary, thinking, describing, and organization skills. With this helpful workbook, children will cut, color, and paste their way to school preparedness.
Follow directions with special-education students in grades PK–1 using Listen, Look, and Do! This 96-page book teaches students to listen, follow directions, and remember what they see and hear. The book provides meaningful practice in visual/aural discrimination and memory skills through stories, rhymes, puzzles, coloring pages, cut-and-paste activities, sequencing, and hidden pictures. This book is geared toward young and special learners and supports NCTE and NAEYC standards.
Facilitate additional alphabet support for students in grades PK–1 using Alphabet Readers. This 64-page book contains a collection of 31 reproducible, humorous, and predictable storybooks to help students learn to read in school or practice at home. It includes 21 stories for beginning consonant sounds, 5 stories for short vowels and 5 for long vowels, word lists, and alphabet activities. The book supports NCTE and NAEYC standards.
Foster fine-motor development with special-education students in grades PK–1 using Fine-Motor Projects. This 96-page, interactive resource contains 60 art recipes, 50 art activities, and 48 reproducible student art pages that improve fine-motor skills in young students. It also includes special tips and ideas for teaching motor skills, material lists, and projects, such as molding play dough, stamping and printing, stringing, manipulating puppets, gluing and making collages, cutting with scissors, painting, and drawing with chalk and crayons.
Facilitate literacy in students in grades PK–1 with Creating Curriculum Using Children's Picture Books. This 96-page book connects basic skills to 18 stories that students already love! Each featured storybook provides connections to language arts, math, social studies, science, art, motor skills, creative dramatics, and social skills. This resource includes information for teaching with favorites, such as Clifford the Big Red Dog, Corduroy, Goodnight Moon, If You Give a Mouse a Cookie, and The Polar Express. The book supports National Science Education Standards and NAEYC, NCTE, NCTM, and NCSS standards.
Move from diagnosis to inclusion to education using Educating the Young Child with Autism Spectrum Disorders for all grades. Due to a trend toward inclusion, increased incidence, and increased and broadening diagnosis, many teachers expect to encounter students with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD). Students with ASD can be challenging to teach, especially in a busy, noisy, elementary classroom. ASD causes these students to struggle with communication and socialization, which affects all aspects of their lives. This 64-page book guides teachers through all steps of introducing a student with ASD into the classroom, participating on an IEP team, developing a welcoming classroom, fostering social development and communication, and moving forward with the curriculum. The book also includes a special section for parents.
An effective bridge to emergent literacy, storytelling builds vocabulary, promotes phonological awareness, increases fluency in oral language, strengthens sequencing abilities, and so much more! It includes 15 of the most popular fairy tales—such as Rapunzel, Goldilocks and the Three Bears, Jack and the Beanstalk, The Gingerbread Man, The Emperor’s New Clothes, and Little Red Riding Hood—to promote the development of early literacy, listening, and language skills. A comprehensive teacher's guide for each fairy tale and hundreds of reproducible patterns and story illustrations are also included.