Wednesday, May 8, 2013

Free Adapted Pete the Cat book!

Last week I made an adapted book for Pete The Cat: I Love My White Shoes. I have discussed my love for Pete in another post and I highly recommend that you introduce him to your kids if you have not done so already! 

I used this book during circle with my kids and it went better than I could have expected! I carefully chose how I would adapt it, keeping in mind the need for consistency and simplicity. One of my students was independently reading the book within a day based on the images associated with the main phrases in the book. Prior to using this adapted version, he needed verbal prompting and modeling to chime in with "Did Pete cry?", "Goodness no!", "Oh no!", and even the song part. Now, he is doing all of the parts completely independently which is very exciting! I am sending home his own copy so that he can impress his parents with those awesome skills! 

This book hits on a lot of learning points. With the same Pete image on each page, it helps the students become familiar with the character and help them recognize him. The book also teaches color identification, facial expressions, and labels/vocabulary for the items he steps in. 

Depending on the students you are using it with, you can adapt it even further by printing and laminating certain parts of the book, such as the color parts or the things he steps in and then have the students match the pictures to the book. You could also print the pictures onto cards and have the students help tell the story or even predict what happens next by selecting the corresponding card. There are many great ways to use this book and I hope that your students enjoy it as much as mine have! 

(The last page includes pictures of water to velcro onto the shoes for when he has wet shoes.)

Here is the link to the Pete the Cat book!

Here is a sample page from the book!

9 comments:

  1. Thank you so much for sharing this resource!! I can't wait to read this with my students! Hailey from Autism Tank

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    1. You are very welcome! I will be posting adapted versions of the rest of the Pete books as I make them :)

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  2. What a fabulous book, truly!! I am your newest follower and will be teaching a brand new autism program in my middle school in the fall. This book will be perfect for some of my non-verbal students. Thanks for all of your freebies. I have also started a blog but have been negelcting it because I have moved twice in the past 2 months and have been busy trying to put this program in place and teach in my current job at the same time (can you say tired??!!!) Anyway, I look forward to reading more of your posts, they are delightful!

    Jannike
    www.anautismconnection.blogspot.com

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    1. Thank you!!! I had a ton of fun making it. I am so glad that you can use it. I can TOTALLY relate to the feeling of having good intentions to blog but neglecting it as life gets in the way! I am guilty as well :-/

      I checked out your blog... it looks like you are doing a fabulous job so far!

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  3. Great book! I am obsessed with adapted books for my kiddos. They love books like this. Thanks for posting it free.

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  5. This is amazing! Thank you so much! We will be using this resource with our AAC kiddos as we do a Pete the Cat theme! Do you have any other Pete adapted books?

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