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Adapted ReadyGen Books!

I'm SO excited to tell you about my latest little project! I've been working closely with the kindergarten self-contained teacher this year, and since our school uses the "ReadyGen" program from Pearson, I decided to do a little adapting.

Some of my language impaired kiddos have a hard time grasping the concepts and story that ReadyGen has to offer. Personally,  I found that the flow of ReadyGen moves so quickly, that by the time I feel like I've done the pre-work in prepping the kids for the story, then reviewing the characters and sequencing the events, and then using comprehension questions - they've moved on to a new story! Which, by the way is not the teachers faults by any means! It's just the way the program is set up. So, with that in mind I crafted an adapted version of Unit 1's stories to see how it would work. So far it's been a hit!

"A Bed for the Winter" was the first story I set out to adapt. The class is doing "where" questions and so I integrated those WH targets with the story vocabulary. The kids like the interactive aspect of pulling and putting on the vocabulary, and we're getting a lot of language out of the book!

Check out this great adapted book HERE on TpT and be sure to let me know if you want more of these!

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