Monthly supports for a School Year of Core Words curriculum
The School Year of Core Words series was conceptualized and created by AAC SLP Michaela Sullivan, and two pre-professional SLP students, Beth Lytle and Alisa Lego. The series has two levels of monthly vocabulary words along with ideas, resources, and materials that will be posted here.
There are two separate word lists for the School Year of Core Word series. Levels 1 and 2 contain distinctly different sets of words. Level 1 is a foundational compilation of 158 words and Level 2 contains 161 words that build upon and beyond the foundation. The monthly word lists were selected to follow not only the school calendar, but also support the needs of students, expanding communication functions in natural and more structured activities and settings (daily routines) as well as themes/holidays. Brown's 14 Morphemes and the previous Year of Core Words postings from PrAACtically Speaking published in 2013 and 2014 were referenced to create each collection.
Here are some of the things you’ll find in each of the monthly School Year of Core Word posts.