10 Reasons To Use Adapted Interactive Books In Special Education Classrooms

Using adapted interactive books in your special education classroom can have huge benefits for your students. They can create the essential foundation skills for future literacy skills. Adapted interactive books will help your address literacy IEP goals and objectives and those that address behavior.

Using adapted interactive books in your special education classroom can have huge benefits for your students. They can create the essential foundation skills for future literacy skills. Adapted interactive books will help your address literacy IEP goals and objectives and those that address behavior.


In this blog post we will explore 10 reasons why you need to be using adapted interactive books in your classroom.

Moving Past Mastered Skills Towards Functional Skills


Did you read the title and think, "What's the difference?" Students mastering skills is good, but what is more important is developing functional skills. Functional academic and life skills are skills that can be used across settings, people and materials.

Did you read the title and think, "What's the difference?" Students mastering skills is good, but what is more important is developing functional skills. Functional academic and life skills are skills that can be used across settings, people and materials.

It's a great thing when students master a skill or meet a goal, BUT that can't be the end of the skill training. We need to be testing or assessing skills throughout the school day with different people and materials. If the student can only add while sitting at the math table with his teacher using the same manipulatives and materials that he has been using since he started adding, then it is NOT a functional skills.

Build Kindness In Your Classroom and Schools

As we see more and more bullying and violence in school, it becomes especially important to build kindness in our students and classroom. Here are some simple ideas and FREEBIES for you!

As we see more and more bullying and violence in school, it becomes especially important to build kindness in our students and classroom. Here are some simple ideas and FREEBIES for you!
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I have 2 books that I like to read with my class to highlight kindness. The first is an interactive book

Using Thematic Units For Instruction

Thematic or theme units are great for helping teachers organize their day and lesson plans. When used to plan for lessons and activities across the day, it immerses students in the vocabulary and concepts.


Thematic units can be for a particular topic or seasonal. Regardless of the theme, these units make lesson planning so much easier!!