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Learning to Work provides engaging and age-appropriate reading
material for adolescents and young adults who do not read
conventionally. The 18 photo-illustrated stories are intended to be
read with a partner—a same-age peer who is reading at grade level, a
teacher, or a parent.
The work-themed stories feature a simple, consistent structure using repetitive phrases and sentences to help students focus on the text. Photos correspond closely to the stories' content. The primary characters are people with disabilities shown in actual work settings: a medical facility, a garden center, and a fast food restaurant. An activity page encourages readers to talk about their own experiences using a review-and-discuss format.
A comprehensive Instructor's Guide is included as a PDF on the CD. The Guide describes the research-based framework and features additional activity pages. Also on the CD is a PDF of the 18 stories, plus a Classroom License that lets you print out stories for each student.
By Dr. Caroline Musselwhite and Laurel Richardson. Spiral bound book in full color, 248 pages, includes a Win/Mac CD with a Classroom License for printouts, 2009.