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Tasks Galore – Set of All Five Resource Books plus Reader
Eckenrode, Laurie, Pat Fennel, Kathy Hearsey, and Beth Reynolds,
Tasks Galore Publishing / Spiral / 2013-01-01 / X93422
Early Childhood Education
price: $359.75
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Set Includes:

Tasks Galore – Book 1 (Yellow) – Early Education

• Creative Ideas for Teachers, Therapists and Parents working with exceptional children
• Full-colour pictorial series of multi-modal tasks used in programs for children with autism
• Applicable to any early education or learning environment

This book is the first book in the delightful Tasks Galore series. it takes a look at developing tasks that address skills across curriculum areas –

• Fine Motor Skills: Pre-writing, writing, and computer skills
• Readiness: Matching and sorting skills
• Language Arts: Book, print and phonemic awareness, decoding and word recognition, comprehension, and vocabulary
• Mathematics: Number sense, numeration, and numerical operations, spatial sense, measurement, patterns, relationships and functions
• Reasoning: Concepts relating to the student’s environment: exploring materials, making predictions, generating attributes and using common objects
• Play: Art, music, manipulatives, games and independent play

Tasks Galore – Book 2 (Red) – For the Real World

This is a valuable tool for preparing your older students, adolescents and adults for independence in the home, school, community and/or workplace. The Introduction section describes a process for developing and teaching functional goals. Forty-three colourful photo pages present task ideas in these categories:

• Domestic Skills
• Vocational Skills
• Independent Living Skills
• Job Sites & School Transition Ideas

Tasks Galore – Book 3 (Blue) – Making Groups Meaningful

This book aids teachers, parents and therapists in applying structured teaching techniques within classroom groups, school specials and even parties!

Designing meaningful home and school group activities involve integrating IEP goals, individualising structure and communication and teaching rules.

Tasks Galore – Book 4 (Green) – Let’s Play – Structured Steps to Social Engagement and Symbolic Play

Tasks Galore Let’s Play, the fourth book in the popular resource series for parents, teachers, and therapists, utilises play as the program for learning. There is more and more evidence that direct teaching of play skills can increase young children’s symbolic understanding and, thus, have an impact on their imitation, language, and social skills.

Beautiful colour photographs of children at play depict tasks that the authors have implemented successfully to enhance their students’ toy play, flexibility, and social interactions. Printable visual supports that will generalise to multiple learning situations also are included.

Chapters demonstrate how routines, organisational strategies, and visual cues make play more understandable, so students can:

• Share enjoyment
• Use toys appropriately
• Manage play-times
• Make and end choices
• Pretend
• Play with peers

Tasks Galore – Book 5 (Grey) – Literature-Based Thematic Units (includes accompanying Boardbook: I’m Hungry, I’m Hungry, what shall I do?)

The fifth book in the popular resource series for parents, teachers, and therapists, integrates instruction across core curriculum areas by utilising multi-sensory learning.

Using the accompanying storybook as a guide for creating literature-based thematic units, the authors have designed hands-on activities for use with young learners and students with special needs. The strategies employed encourage responsiveness to literature while enhancing vocabulary and language. Tasks illustrate how to make learning more meaningful by:

• Using organisational strategies and visual cues
• Connecting themes to everyday experiences
• Adapting skills for 21st-century learning
• Individualising for differing learning styles

About the storybook:

Meet Triggy, a very hungry and thirsty triangle who can't decide what to eat or drink! Decisions "galore" await Triggy as he discovers tasty cafeteria treats.

Children will enjoy this lively adapted book as Triggy embarks on a cafeteria adventure. Triggy enthusiastically identifies the foods, snacks, drinks, and desserts from which he can choose while his facial expressions endearingly convey his emotions as he ponders each decision. I'm Hungry, I'm Hungry, What Shall I Do?, filled with simple, brightly colored illustrations and rhyming text, will be especially appealing to younger children who are acquiring language and reading skills. Children will have fun recognizing and learning the names of various foods and drinks. The concepts in the book can inspire questions and insights from children concerning how they make their own food choices.

Based on the popular board book of the same name, this adapted version was created for students who do best with a multi-modal approach to learning due to an individual learning style or disability. This engaging book utilizes fully laminated cut-out pieces and Velcro as interactive components and children will build motivation as they place each piece on the matching picture inside the book.

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