Monday, February 16, 2009

Frog's Words




As we have been making the transition from Home School back to public school, Frog's Para Educator was coming to our house to observe. I wanted to find some exercises that showed how I use the Rapid Prompting Method with Frog and expand it into other activities. I also had a new book for us to read, Max's Words



About a boy who collects words,



then uses them to write a story.



We read the book and Frog answered questions about the story using the Rapid Prompting Method. Then I got out all of the books Frog and I have been reading and let him use his yes sign and pointing to choose words from each book. When we had a stack of words, we wrote a story and he picked between 2 to 4 word choices from his stack to continue the story as we went. When we finished the story, Frog picked between stamps and pictures to illustrate the story.

Here are Frog's Words,







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17 comments:

Maddy said...

Now that's a book I could have done with a few years ago. Come to think of it, it would probably still help now. I actually keep a list of their current favourite words as they always want to know how to spell whatever it is!

As for week long endeavours, we're right on the same page there. My daughter had 28 to make and the boys each had to make 14 [to include teachers and aides] Talk about a marathon.
Cheers

therextras said...

Nicely done - and displayed so anyone could easily make their own. Thanks! Barbara

allrileyedup said...

Looks like a great way to encourage reading with your kids!

rainbowmummy said...

love it!!!! Thanks for sharing! :)

Julie said...

That is awesome! thank you!!!!

Childlife said...

What a great book to work with and he did such a great job with his story :D So very glad you joined in for MMM this week!

~Michelle @ 5MFSN

BoufMom9 said...

OH! I am so glad I have all of you moms to come to as Will gets older, esp now that it is looking more and more like an autism diagnosis is in our future.
I had never heard of what you are doing , but it's wonderful that there are things like that out there that work.
Thank you for posting about it :)
~ debi

rainbowmummy said...

Thanks for your comment, it really means a lot coming from someone like you (who I have much admiration for) :0)

rainbowmummy said...

Thanks for your comment, it really means a lot coming from someone like you (who I have much admiration for) :0)

Izzy 'N Emmy said...

Very sweet and such a smart kiddo! I think this is a great idea and a lot of fun!

Krystal said...

This looks like such a great idea!!! Mind if I borrow it?

Hope that things continue to go well!!!

((HUGS))

kirsty815 said...

Will definitely be checking that book out super cute! Meg's working on sentences right now so I think this will work wonders.

thanks
Kirst

~ Melody ~ said...

What a fantastic method. Great work, dude!

Casdok said...

Looks like a fab book!!

jen said...

i must check that book out ... thanks for the heads up.

Rachelle said...

Hi! I just had to look you up today but I see you haven't posted in awhile. I swear I saw a sign on American Idol last night that said "Flat Stanley Loves Adam" & it reminded me of your blog. I was wondering if it was your flat Stanley on the sign. Hope all is well!

Mrs. C said...

You always have cute and encouraging ideas! :]