Fill In The Blank

This is a lesson I designed that luckily can be used for more than one purpose. For two of my own students I wrote a few sentences that apply to their goals and deleted the key words. I plan to use this lesson with a student who is learning to use a monocular and with a student who is learning v-tech. At the beginning of a lesson I can tell my student, “I have written a story with missing words and we are going to walk around campus to locate and read the words that complete the story.”

I printed out a page with blank spaces for the students to fill out throughout the lesson. Here are examples:

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For the student who is learning to use a monocular I printed the deleted words in large font with a brightly colored background. At the end of the lesson the story will be completed so the student can read, “There was a girl named _______. She kept her head up wherever she walked and used her monocular to see.”

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For a student who is learning v-tech I needed to think of way to motivate her to walk around her campus and stay engaged. Again I printed out large font words, but this time I placed them in brightly colored envelopes for her to find around campus to complete her story that goes, “There was a girl named _______ and she liked to walk around with her cane. Wherever she went her cane was across her body.

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This is another lesson that can be used for instruction in any technique or skill and I even have proof since I am using it with two of my own students with different goals! The length of the story can vary depending on how long a lesson is and how fast a student completes activities.

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