The school year has gotten off to a great start and everyone is falling into the schedule fairly well. This year we will focus on Core Vocabulary. Core vocabulary is a small set of 400-500 words that make up 80% of what we say, write, hear or read throughout our lifetime. This includes pronouns, verbs, adjectives, adverbs, question words, and more. Some examples are again, help, that, out, have, put and what. Core vocabulary is required to communicate effectively and to move beyond only requesting for items.
Each month we will focus on 12 core words and practice them daily. We will build on to these words every month. I have included the core words for August, along with some sentences and phrases for ideas for you to use and for your child to practice.
I will be scheduling a time soon for each of you to come in to discuss how to use core vocabulary with your child and how to use their iPads for communication. Ideally, students will take their iPads home daily and use it for communicating at home. I look forward to seeing you all soon.
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