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See and Learn Sentences 1

Teach spoken words, simple sentences, early grammar and sight word reading.

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See and Learn Sentences 1 provides resources, activities and guidance to teach children to use words to make simple sentences.

It includes everything you need to implement a structured, evidence-based program to support children with Down syndrome and other children with similar learning needs.

A series of 25 graded reading books illustrate new vocabulary and grammar rules in a variety of sentences.

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Matching, selecting and naming activities teach and test your child's understanding of the new vocabulary, sight words and sentences.

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A sentence building activity helps your child learn to put words in the correct order to make grammatically-correct sentences.

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Available as a printed kit or as an app, See and Learn Sentences 1 includes detailed, step-by-step guidance and record forms for tracking your child's progress.

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Learning goals

  • extend vocabulary and sight word knowledge with 174 words and sight words selected from the words commonly learned at this stage of development - including nouns, adjectives, verbs and prepositions
  • understand longer sentences with 277 sentences in 25 reading books - using the taught vocabulary and sight words with repetition of individual words and sentence structures
  • use carrier phrases to encourage longer utterances, including "I am…", "I like…", "Here is…", "Look at" and "This is…"
  • use three-keyword sentence structures, including agent-action-object
  • apply early grammar rules, including plural -s, plural is/are, personal pronouns (he/she/they/I)

Features

  • pre-selected vocabulary that is developmentally appropriate for children at this stage of language development
  • 25 carefully structured short books that are taught in sequence to introduce new vocabulary and grammar and to rehearse and consolidate vocabulary and grammar previously taught
  • 433 bright, clear photographs providing natural and realistic representations of new vocabulary and sentences
  • 10 teaching activities: Reading Books, Matching Pictures, Selecting Pictures, Naming Pictures, Matching, Sight Words, Selecting Sight Words, Reading Sight Words, Understanding Sight Words, Understanding Sentences, Building Sentences
  • simple design to avoid distraction and focus attention on the learning tasks
  • a teaching program that advances in small steps and offers lots of opportunities for practice and consolidation
  • a detailed guide with step-by-step instructions
  • record forms that can be printed to track your child's progress and plan the teaching activities
  • resources for teaching in any English dialect (optional spoken prompts are included in the app editions with UK and US accents)

Developmental stage

See and Learn Sentences 1 is suitable for children who:

  • understand at least 150 words
  • can say or sign at least 60 of the words that they understand
  • use some two keyword phrases when talking (or signing)

Children who have completed the activities in See and Learn Vocabulary 1, 2 and 3 and in See and Learn Phrases 1, 2 and 3 will be ready to start the activities in See and Learn Sentences 1.

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Content and activities

See and Learn Sentences 1 includes 25 books to teach 174 words and sight words in 277 different sentences.

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Design

The teaching approaches in See and Learn Sentences 1 build on the children's relative strengths in visual processing, minimize working memory demands, advance in small steps and offer lots of opportunities for practice and consolidation.

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