In 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.)
The children match the pictures, identify, and label them. They then put the appropriate pictures and words together. (Dishes with dirty, clothes picture with clean). The children then read the sentences with the pictures, then without the pictures, then m up all the pages to make sure they are truly 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 child 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?)
These books are designed to be used on many levels. Utilizing the power of visual strategies, the children learn to associate pictures with words. The fun, interactive nature of these books is rewarding to children with and without special needs. Included in each book are several activities created for children of varying ability levels.
Even though Interactive Reading Books were developed in a special education program, these interactive books for children have proven to be equally powerful learning aids for kindergarten reading and all beginning readers!
Interactive Reading Books are in compliance with California State Standards and meet or exceed educational standards in many other states.