Safety Skills Reader
Essential, everyday safety skills
A contemporary language arts curriculum for transition age students with a Student Reader, and Safety Skills Reader Software to read the stories aloud to students. The software includes many other features including text highlighting, vocabulary word definitions, testing and a management system.
Safety Skills Reader book sold individually or in kits that include books, a PDF file and software:
- Safety Skills Reader Introductory Kit includes one book, one PDF CD, and the multimedia software on a Win/Mac CD. The PDF CD includes a printable PDF file with a Classroom License that lets you print stories for each student.
- Safety Skills Reader Classroom Kit includes eight books, the PDF CD, and the multimedia software.
Safety Skills Reader features 26 illustrated stories covering essential everyday safety skills. Each four- to six-page story is wonderfully illustrated in a graphic novel style using adult characters with text written at a 3rd grade reading level—making it ideal for transition students with development disabilities.
Teachers can read the story to the class and students follow along in their own book. Stories end with study questions and basic vocabulary definitions.
Story titles include:
- Pedestrian Safety
- Passenger Safety
- Bicycle Safety
- Getting Lost
- Work Safety
- Fire Safety
- Bathroom Safety
- Medicine Cabinet Safety
- Kitchen/Dinning Room Safety
- Putting Food Away/Doing Dishes
- Doing Dishes by Hand
- Dishwasher Safety
- Clothes Washer/Dryer Safety
- Garbage Disposal Safety ...plus more
Written by Tom Kinney, illustrated by Gabe Eltaeb. Covered spiralbound book, 162 pages, 2008.
The Safety Skills Reader Software reads the stories aloud to students with professional narration. Text is highlighted word by word, line by line, or by complete sentence. Graphics are plentiful, contemporary and age-appropriate. A test at the end of each story provides speech support and an optional hint feature that directs students to the page that addresses each question. A unified management system helps the teacher quickly review or print out student performance data. Teachers can determine reading lists and set options that best suit each student's learning style. Choose word-by-word or natural speech narration, select the text highlighting approach and assign tests.
Software is compatible with Windows 7, Windows 8 and Mac OS 10.7 or higher; accessible with mouse, touch screen, and single or double switches.
Save money on multiple copies of software with the 5-Pack or 20-Pack option. Disk-based software includes a Three Computer License. Available in 1, 5, and 20 packs. For example, a 5 pack can be loaded on 15 computers.
Safety Skills Reader is part of the Read to Learn Book Library, a language arts curriculum of 8 titles for transition age students and the Read to Learn Software Bundle — winner of the 2009 Bessie Award for best in educational software!