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  • 1. Engaging Learners and Supporting Literacyusing Visual SymbolsHigh Impact LiteracyPractices 2012Kimberly Kode Sutton, Ph.D.

2. This session willexplorethe various waysthat teachers can use Boardmaker softwareto strengthen their literacy programsandbetter engagestruggling learners. 3. What is Boardmaker? Commercialsoftware that combines printedtext with visual supports. Visual Supports are things that we can see thatenhance the communication process. Body Movement Environmental Cues Written WordsVisual Supports Pictures and Symbolsserve as way tomake language and literacy visible. 4. What is Boardmaker? 5. Who are theseStruggling Learners? EnglishLanguage Learners Children with Disabilities Learning Disabled Intellectually Impaired Pervasive Developmentally Disordered Communication Disordered Emergentand Early Readers 6. English Language Learners Fastestgrowing subgroup of students in theUnited States Student subgroup with the highest dropout rateand lowest achievement scores McCardle, Mele-Mccarthy, Cutting, & DEmilio, 2005 Predicted that half of the United States K-12 population will speak a language other than English on their first day of school by the year 2002 Eubanks, 2002 7. Children with Disabilities Approximately11% of the population ages 6-17 isidentified as having a disability In a typical classroom of 30 students, there maybe 3 students with disabilities Least Restrictive Environment (LRE) is often theregular education classroomU.S. Department of Education, 2007 8. Emergent and Early Readers At the beginning of their literacy development Could be ELL Could have an identified disability Could have an undiagnosed disability Could be an at-risk learner Could ??? 9. Many of These Students NeedHelp With Phonemic Awareness Alphabetic Principle Fluency Comprehension Print Conventions Concepts of Word Vocabulary Development Narrative Concepts 10. How Can Boardmaker Help? Can pair words with pictures From embedded visual supports From personal photo library Can read print Computer-generated Human voice Can adjust font size, style, and color Boardmaker can provide an age-appropriate, nonthreatening approachto literacy instruction and activities. 11. What Can You Make? Picture Exchange VisualWord WallsCommunication (PECS) Personal Dictionaries Communication Boards Vocabulary Focus Classroom Organization Wordless Books Behavior Repetitive Phrase Picture-Letter Matching Stories Picture-Word Matching Adapted Books Sequencing Repeated Readings Sorting Personalized Stories 12. Picture Exchange System(PECS) 13. Communication Boards 14. Classroom Organization 15. Behavior 16. Picture-Letter Matching 17. Picture-Word Matching 18. Sequencing 19. Sorting 20. Visual Word Walls 21. Personal Dictionary 22. Vocabulary Focus 23. Repetitive Phrase Stories 24. Wordless Books 25. Adapted Books 26. Adapted Books 27. Personalized Books 28. Lets Get Started!1. Click on the Boardmaker Plus icon2. Open a Template3. Lets look at the provided templates4. Open BM Calendar 29. One More Thingwww.Boardmakershare.com Search for Activities Type of activity (which Boardmaker version) Grade level Curriculum/subject Can view on any computer Cannot download/use unless computer hasBoardmaker software Create an account to download activities or creategroups