Get ready to have lots of lively discussion as you explore common social situations that your students are likely to encounter in the workplace. This literacy based curriculum features 35 social stories that take place at work. The main characters, Maria and Jerome, are transition age and are easy for your students to relate to. Topics covered include: job responsibilities, being a trustworthy employee, cell phone etiquette, and more. Designed for older students who are at a 2nd-4th grade reading level.
Each four page story features full color pictures and an activity page with vocabulary exercises. Your Teacher's Guide includes additional worksheets for each story, as well as assessments to help you track reading comprehension, vocabulary, and social skills understanding. A CD with the PDFs of the activity pages and full-color stories is included for easy printing or use with your interactive whiteboard.
The Connections in the Workplace Software can read stories to students while highlighting text word by word, line by line, or by complete sentences. A test at the end of each story provides speech support and an optional hint feature that you can control. A teacher management system allows you to monitor student performance, individualize options for students, and print out progress reports.
The Introductory Kit includes: Student Reader 216 pages, Teacher's Guide 155 pages, CD with PDFs of Worksheets & Student Readers, and Software.
The Classroom Kit is also available which features 8 Student readers, Teacher Workbook, CD, and the Software.
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.