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Students in Action

Using the Writer’s Workshop as a springboard Holly, the classroom SLP and Aileen, the classroom teacher, provide Alex and Elisabeth with rigorous and diverse writing instruction. Students have opportunities to produce personal narratives, poetry, sound play, letter writing, Mad Libs®, and movie reviews. Each writing project involves multiple steps.
  1. Set the Topic
  2. Brainstorm ideas
  3. First Draft Writing
  4. Revision
  5. Publication
  6. Sharing

Tools and Gizmos

  • Custom ABC overlay created using Overlay Maker 3 that arranges the letters in the most advantageous way for each student
  • IntelliTalk 3
  • IntelliKeys
  • DynaVox 3100
  • Vanguard II
  • Interfacing and dictation
  • Whole words and letter-by-letter construction
  • Personal photo albums and images from the Internet
  • Alex is writing using his DynaVox with Ms. Holly.

    Example of published story.

    Example of topic setting and brainstorming.

    Elisabeth is doing independent writing.

    Custom alphabet board made using Overlay Maker 3.

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