Do the Right Thing Student Reader has 25 stories featuring Maria, Bianca, Alan and Jerome as primary protagonists. Each 6-page story begins with a vocabulary glossary and ends with comprehension questions. Engaging and realistic illustrations support the story line. Text is written in a clear, easy-to-read style, with no more than 100 words per page. Stories can be read aloud in class or students can tackle them independently. Topics include: stranger danger, hospital visit, dealing with an accident and preparing for a social event.
A contemporary language arts curriculum for transition age students with a Student Reader, corresponding Teacher's Guide with PDF and Do the Right Thing Software that reads the stories aloud to students. The software includes many other features including text highlighting, vocabulary word definitions, testing and a management system.
The Social Competency in the Community Teacher's Guide provides several additional worksheets per story that assess comprehension, vocabulary and the understanding of the underlying social skills. Use the PDF for easy printouts of activity pages and full-color stories.
The Do the Right Thing 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. Students can access the software by mouse, touch screen or single/double switch. 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.
The Do the Right Thing Student Reader is sold individually or in kits that include books, a downloadable PDF file, and software:
- Do the Right Thing Introductory Kit includes one Student Reader, one Social Competency in the Community Teacher's Guide, downloadable PDF and software. The PDF includes a Classroom License for printing stories.
- Do the Right Thing Classroom Kit includes eight Student Readers, one Social Competency in the Community Teacher's Guide, a downloadable PDF, and the software.
Do The Right Thing is also 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!
|Subject||Social Skills, Transition|
|Number of Pages||multiple books|
|PDF CD Included||Yes|
|Author||Dr. June Stride|