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The Ups and Downs of Opposites SKU: GP-07 Price: $21.95

This Interactive Reading Book, by Joan Green, is designed to be used on many levels. Utilizing the power of visual strategies, beginning readers learn to associate pictures with words. Students move original, Velcro-backed drawings to match, identify, label, sequence and create sentences while learning to read! INTERACTIVE READING BOOKS are fun and rewarding for children with and without special needs. Age 1+.

In the 'Ups and Downs of Opposites', two sentences on each page give examples of pairs of opposites. (ex: The dishes are dirty. The clothes are clean.)Students match the pictures, identify, and label them. They then put the appropriate pictures and words together. (ex: Dishes with dirty, clothes with clean, etc). Students read the sentences with the pictures, then without the pictures, and finally with all the sentences mixed up to make sure students are truely reading. Another fun activity is to take one picture of each set, (ex. keep the "clean" card and put the "dirty" card away) then put the cards face down. Have the child randomly pick up a card, label it and then tell you the opposite. The pictures represent examples of opposites. You can also ask the students to give you other examples of the same concept.(ex. The nut is hard. The feather is soft. Can you tell me something else that is hard? Soft?)

Use this book with your students for identifying, matching, labeling, sequencing, creating sentences and learning to read.

Appropriate for:

  • Preschool
  • Kindergarten
  • Special Education
  • Speech Therapists
  • Educational Therapists
  • English as a Second Language
  • Resource Specialists
  • Parents
  • Inclusion Specialists