Last week I shared about one of my new feature adapted books from my series of books which includes “What Feature Do You See?”, “I Spy a book about Object Features”, and “What is the Feature?” This week I want to share about my I Spy Book about object features. Again, I’m targeting some of those same common feature items I have been but in another format. The more practice for my students on these concepts the better!
“I Spy an adapted book about Object Features” is set up in the same format as my other I Spy books. Across the top is the phrase “I spy with my little eyes….” Then the student has to select the correct picture from the visual field of 4 pictures which presents with the given feature. This book is a little more challenging then the “What Feature Do You See Book?” because there is not the added visual support of the feature word. Now the students have to understand and know what the feature word is to find the correct item with that feature. The book includes 16 different common feature concepts.
You can change the level of prompting depending on your student’s skill level. You can reduce the visual field to 2-3 pictures. For example, “I spy with my little eyes something with a tail.” “Is it a hose or a lizard?” After the student places the lizard in the empty square have the student point to or identify where the “tail” is on the lizard.
For your verbal students after they identify the item with the given feature have them work on using a complete phrase or sentence to describe the item and its feature. For example, “a cat has whiskers”.
Your students with AAC devices can find the item on their AAC device. “I spy with my little eyes…something with a trunk.” The student can find “tree” on their device. You can also work on having your student find the feature concept on their device which I think is a little more difficult than finding just the item. Some of your students may be able to form phrases on their device such “tree has trunk”.
To make it more challenging after the student determines the item which is presents with the given feature have the student name 1-2 more objects which could go in the group. After identifying the “eagle” has a beak see if everyone in the group can name another item with a beak.
If completing 16 pages is too much for you student you can always bind the book into 2 smaller books. Have 8 features in one book and the other 8 features in another book. If you are interested in this set of books you can find them on TPT with the link – Feature Adapted Book Series