- Story Box
- Picture Communication Symbols for Story Box
- Tactile Communication Symbols
- Talking Book Project
Five strategies for implementing the Story Box:
- Read book to student(s) before showing items in box.
- While reading book, reveal items relating to each page for student(s) to explore before moving to next page.
- After reading book, ask student(s) the shape of certain items. Example can be letting student(s) examine frying pan then asking for the correct shape.
- Allow student(s) to freely examine tactile items and hold some of them before and during reading of book.
- Ask student(s) during and after reading if they think of shapes (square, circle, triangle) while looking at everyday objects besides food.
Tactile Objects include:
- Pizza cutter, plate, oven mitt, eating utensils, spatula, ladle, frying pan, basic shapes, bowl, cup, pie plate, etc.
- What shape is the pizza? (whole and slice)
- What shape is the cracker?
- What shape is the hamburger?
- What is the name of the room where you eat?
- What is the shape of a plate?
- Who helps prepare your food?
- What is the shape of an egg?
- What is the shape of a frying pan?
- What is the shape of a baking pan?
- What do you use to eat some of your food?
- What is the name of the meal you eat in the morning?
- What is the name of the meal you eat in the afternoon?
- What is the name of the meal you eat in the evening?
- How does eating your favorite food make you feel?
- Where does you mom or dad fix your meals?
- What is another place you can eat a meal besides home?
- What happens in the kitchen?
- What do you use beside your hands to pick up your food?
- What do you use to cut your food?
- What is it you fry something in?
Some students may prefer to use a talking PowerPoint book to read along with the book, while listening to the audio version.
This talking book is based on Pancakes, Crackers and Pizza by Marjorie Eberts and Margaret Gisler.