As a special education teacher, I am often asked to make visuals for my students desks. Generally, the visuals are specific to the student. I like to make the visuals using characters or animals that are interesting to them. Over the years, I have also made some generic visuals that can be used with any student. For today’s post, I decided to share a few of the basic visuals I have made. When making visuals for a student’s desk, I prefer that they be simple so that they are not distracting. These visuals are also great for parents to use at home with their students. Whenever I put a visual on a child’s desk that would be appropriate for home, I like to send the parents a copy so that they can use it, too.
PDF Files of the visuals are available for free download at the end of this post.
COPS – Writing Reminders
Basic Transition Words
I also included my favorite transition word document for older students. It is from the website, https://www.msu.edu/~jdowell/135/transw.html. I start with the list and then modify it to meet the level of my students. It’s a great resource for the different types of transition words. The visual below is more for younger students just learning to use transition words.
B sees D (a reminder for the direction of letters b and d)
CUPS Writing Reminders (similar to COPS)
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