Overview - RWPWS 4 - COMMUNITY WORDS SOFTWARE
Six software programs, by PCI's Janie Haugen-McLane, help students with limited or no reading skills learn commonly used words heard in everyday life. The 1200 picture words have full-color illustrations and are taught in groups of five to increase comprehension and retention. Simple, easy-to-understand definitions and sentences are read aloud for each word, giving students both general and "real-world" meanings.
SEQUENCE OF ACTIVITIES
Each picture word is introduced with its matching illustration. Once the word is read aloud, a series of activities helps students learn to identify, pronounce, define, and use the word.
• Learn each word and its definition. Then, hear each word used in a sentence.
• Choose the correct picture and word from two choices and then three choices.
• Finally, identify each word and its picture from five choices.
SCHOOL & BASIC CONCEPT WORDS
100 picture words focus on people, places, and objects in a school, including calculator, desk, eraser, gym, map, pencil, ruler, school bus, scissors, and teacher. 100 picture words are basic concept vocabulary words, including blue, clock, inch, money, month, one, taste, and winter.
BODY, CLOTHES, GROOMING & HEALTH WORDS
55 picture words cover parts of the body, including face, arm, and trunk. 85 picture words cover clothing, including coat, hat, pajamas, pants, shirt, and socks. 60 picture words cover grooming, including bath towel, comb, deodorant, shampoo, soap, and toothbrush.
GROCERY STORE FOODS WORDS
200 picture words include foods found in a grocery store, including bananas, bread, celery, cereal, chicken, chili, eggs, flour, green beans, ice cream, milk, mustard, orange juice, peanut butter, potatoes, salt, spaghetti, and tomatoes.
200 picture words include community helpers, places, animals, vehicles, and objects found in cities, towns, and rural communities, including airplane, bank, car, drug store, fire hydrant, hospital, library, police officer, post office, restaurant, stop sign, street, train, and tree.
200 picture words cover items in a home, including alarm clock, bed, bookcase, crib, desk, driveway, garage, house, laundry basket, patio, pillow, smoke alarm, sofa, and stairs.
KITCHEN AND BATHROOM WORDS
140 kitchen words cover items in a kitchen including cookie sheet, dishes, frying pan, mixing bowls, oven mitt, paper napkins, refrigerator, and toaster. 60 bathroom words cover items in a bathroom including bath towel, bathtub, medicine cabinet, mirror, toilet, and toothbrush holder.
ASSESSMENT SCREEN TRACKS STUDENTS' PROGRESS
An easy-to-use assessment screen keeps track of students' progress with each word in the program. The assessment screen tells the teacher how many tries it took the student to identify each word correctly. A group assessment is also available.
Mac OS 9/OS X/Mac-Intel (Rosetta)