Connections in the Workplace Student Reader is sold individually or in kits that include books, a PDF file and software:
- Connections in the Workplace Introductory Kit includes one Student Reader, one Teachers Guide, a 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.
- Connections in the Workplace Classroom Kit includes eight Student Readers, one Teacher's Guide, the PDF CD, and the multimedia software.
The Connections in the Workplace Student Reader includes 35 stories, featuring Maria and Jerome as the primary protagonists. Each four page story has a student activity page and vocabulary exercises. Topics covered include: Cell phone etiquette, avoiding job responsibilities, becoming a trustworthy employee and appropriate social behavior.
The corresponding Teacher's Guide provides several additional worksheets per story that assess comprehension, vocabulary and the understanding of the underlying social skills. Use the PDF on the CD for easy printouts of activity pages and full-color stories.
Authored by June Stride and illustrated by Anthony Zammit. Student Reader is covered spiralbound book in full-color, 216 pages. Included in the kits is a covered spiralbound Teacher's Guide, black and white, 155 pages, plus Win/Mac CD with printable PDF, 2007.
The Connections in the Workplace Software uses Attainment's software which 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 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.
Connections in the Workplace 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!
Connections in the Workplace is also part of our Curriculum Solution: Transition.