Exciting news for all Adapted PE enthusiasts! We’re thrilled to share two invaluable resources that utilize Boardmaker visual cues to teach essential skills.
- Locomotor Book – A comprehensive guide that focuses on locomotor skills, helping students understand and master them with the aid of visual cues.
- Official Object Manipulation Book – A specialized resource that delves deep into object manipulation skills, providing visual aids for better understanding.
How to Use these Interactive Books:
- Print the Book: Start by printing out the pages of the interactive book.
- Laminate for Durability: Once printed, laminate each page to ensure longevity and resistance to wear and tear.
- Cut Out the Visuals: Carefully cut out the visual cues and images provided in the book.
- Bind the Book: Assemble the pages in order and bind them together using your preferred method, such as a spiral binding or ring binder.
- Interactive Reading: As you read through the book with your students, have them match the visuals to the corresponding cues or descriptions on each page. This interactive approach will help reinforce their understanding of locomotor movements or ball control skills and cues.
Assessment Technique: This interactive book isn’t just a teaching tool; it’s also an assessment resource. After working on a specific skill, use the book to gauge your students’ understanding. For instance, when assessing skipping, present the “skipping visual” and provide students with three visual cues to choose from – two correct and one incorrect. This method allows students to actively demonstrate their comprehension. For higher-level students, consider making the choices more challenging to truly test their grasp of the skill.
A big shoutout to Kelly Berard from Coventry, Rhode Island, for generously sharing these resources with the Adapted PE Specialist community on Facebook and JustAdaptIt.com. If you’re an APE teacher, these resources are a must-have!