Work Tasks

Independent Work Systems for Younger Students

Independent Work Systems for Younger Students

I'm a huge fan of teaching independent work. In fact, I've talked before about how independent work has saved my classroom. Independent work can free your time so you are able to teach, access, and work with small groups while other students are working. It can work...

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Using Boom Cards

Using Boom Cards

You may have been hearing a lot about Boom Cards lately. They are interactive task cards you can use from any device or browser and they track data. They are PERFECT for distance learning but I also think this will be so useful when you are back in the classroom....

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Focus on Five: My Favorite Task Box Activities

Focus on Five: My Favorite Task Box Activities

This month, we are focusing on tasks and activities at The Autism Helper and in this post, I am going to highlight some of my favorite task boxes I have in my classroom. I have a variety of tasks that range from academic to functional for a variety of learners,...

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Reading Comprehension Work Tasks

Reading Comprehension Work Tasks

Yep, you read that title right. Reading comprehension in a work task? I thought work tasks were supposed to be boring and easy (insert sarcastic voice here). I am a huge advocate of challenging your students. Or kids need to learn the skill to rise to a...

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Put-In Tasks

Put-In Tasks

This month we are talking about foundational skills and this topic would't be complete without talking about Put-In Tasks. A Put-In Task is a work task where (you guessed it!) the student is putting something in. There is no sorting, no matching, no...

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Theme of the Month: Life Skills for All

Theme of the Month: Life Skills for All

This month we will be talking about life skills. Now before you click out of this blog post because you teach preschool, teach students with a high level of academic skills, or think that teaching life skills don't apply to you - hold your horses. I am not...

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Taking Data on Independent Work

Taking Data on Independent Work

Independent work is key to any classroom's success. First, it gives you the valuable time to work in small groups or one on one with other students, work with paraprofessionals, implement and manage behavior plans, and oh so much more. Second, (and more...

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