Jay and Ben
Since children with disabilities are on a spectrum of levels, they require individualized education. Jay and Ben can be used for different types of lessons, reaching a wide range of abilities.
Clear visual representation of the text through illustrations containing sequenced panels of pictures, along with picture symbols based on the commonly used Boardmaker™ Picture Communication Symbols, enables children to gain understanding of the story plot and to recognize printed words. Some illustrations also provide the opportunity to focus on functional skills such as spreading jam on one's toast and brushing one's teeth.
Jay and Ben: Pre-telling and Retelling for Fun
30 min. Lulu explains how she created the Jay and Ben characters.
She shows each illustration and asks the audience to help her build a sentence that goes with each page.
Then, she reveals the published story. How fun to compare both texts! Finally, the audience helps Lulu arrange sequencing cards into chronological order. Brainstorming about future Jay and Ben adventures. Recommended for Pre K-1.
NOTE: This program can be adapted to reach children in Autism Programs.
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