Matching Tasks for Basic Skills and a Thank You Giveaway!

Note from Chris:  If you want to catch a really good post from me today (7/3/13), check out A Special Sparkle!  I am blogging over there on the process of setting up a secondary life skills classroom!  It's a long post with lots of resources and links, so check it out!!  And while you are there, look around.  There are lots of good freebies from all the other terrific special educators on the blog!!

We now return to our regularly scheduled posting!




Wow, after that long series on visual schedules and the really detailed post on setting up a secondary class at A Special Sparkle, I'm exhausted!  So, today is light and breezy.  First, I want to welcome and thank all the new followers who have joined us in the last few weeks!  I am so glad to have you all here.  As I write this, I have 200 TPT followers....so in celebration and to thank all of you who follow on Bloglovin, Facebook, TPT, Followers or email, check out below for a quick giveaway.

And that brings me to today's topic.  Since my Sparkle post is about secondary students, I thought I would share some of the things I've developed for teaching basic skills to younger kids, although I've tried to keep the graphics from being too young for older students.  These are file folders that have a variety of letter matching, number matching, matching numbers to sets, and matching pictures to the letters they start with.  They are designed to be set up in a variety of ways depending on your students (e.g., uppercase letters to uppercase or to lowercase).  I'm in the process of developing a set for each season that can be used in structure work systems for students who can match but have limited academic skills and need variety in materials for practicing the same skills repeatedly.  They are also really great for preschool and kindergartners working on these basic skills.  I have been aligning them with the common core curriculum for Kindergarten and have started aligning the new ones to the Alabama extended standards because I work with a number of districts there who need materials that will meet their alternate curriculum.

Oh, and just because they have autism in the title certainly doesn't mean they are only appropriate for students on the spectrum.  I have lots of kids who love these!

So, below are the sets I have completed for Spring:
Autism Matching Activities: Flowers for Spring.  This set has letter and number matching and you can read more about it here.  

In this set you will find materials to create the following:
  • 1 file matching six colors
  • 1 file folder matching capital letters to capital letters
  • 1 file folder matching capital letters to lowercase letters
  • 1 file folder matching lowercase letters to lowercase letters
  • 1 file folder matching numbers to numbers (1-10)
  • 1 file folder matching numbers to sets (1-10)

The next set is also for Spring and is Autism File Folders: Jump Into Spring with Letters, Numbers and Colors.  In this set you will find materials to create the following:

  • 1 file folder matching six colors
  • 1 file folder matching colors to color words
  • 1 file folder matching capital letters to capital letters
  • 1 file folder matching capital letters to lowercase letters
  • 1 file folder matching lowercase letters to lowercase letters
  • 1 file folder matching numbers to numerals (1-20) (this could be split into 2)
  • 1 file folder matching numbers to sets (1-20) (this could be split into 2)
  • 1 file folder matching numbers to number words (1-20) (this could be split into 2)
And for summer, we have one for the Beach:  Autism Matching File Folders: Sunny Letters.  This one is my favorite because I just think it's so darn cute...or maybe it's because I really like the beach!

In this set you will find materials to create the following:

  • 1 file folder matching capital letters to capital letters
  • 1 file folder matching capital letters to lowercase letters
  • 1 file folder matching lowercase letters to lowercase letters
  • 1 file folder matching beginning letters to pictures of items.
  • 1 file folder sequencing letters from A-Z
  • 1 file folder sequencing letters from A-Z with placeholders



And finally, the numbers for summer are in this one that is perfect for the 4th of July!  Autism Matching File Folders: Red, White and Two.

In this set you will find materials to create the following:
  • 1 file folder matching 12 colors
  • 1 file folder matching numbers to numerals (1-20) (this could be split into 2)
  • 1 file folder matching numbers to sets (1-20) (this could be split into 2)
  • 1 file folder matching numbers to number words (1-20) (this could be split into 2)









Giveaway!

So, here's the giveaway!  Enter through the Rafflecopter below and I will choose 4 winners who can choose who can each pick 1 set of file folders that I will send them for free.   I'm not going to make a big deal out of this but feel free to share the love.  The giveaway will run until midnight of the 4th of July (12 a.m. on July 5).  All you have to do to enter is click below to sign in and leave your email and which type of file folder you want to win.  That's all there is to it!  I will announce the winners and email them on Friday morning.

Until then...have a great 4th of July if you are in the States!  Enjoy the fireworks and thanks for all your support!


2 comments:

  1. Thanks so much for all the wonderful information and materials you share! I also have difficulty managing instruction assistants but with your guidance I am getting better. Thanks! :-)

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    1. It's not an easy thing to do. Glad it was helpful!
      Chris

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