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Boardmaker Downloads- BELL Shared Reading

To download, open, edit and print these files you must have Boardmaker software, available from Mayer-Johnson. If you have Boardmaker PLUS, you will find that all files (except single message symbols) will "talk" on the computer - just open them and choose Dynamic Boards > Use.

This BELL Shared Reading Book Summary Chart/Board was designed by Michelle Skalski.

Download the
General Book Summary Symbols

The story specific symbols for the summary as well as idea webs are available by clicking the title links above.

bell shared reading book review chart

We designed a poster/chart that teachers and students can use at the end of the two week period of reading a particular book in Shared Reading to review the key points of the book.

This Shared Reading Book Summary Chart includes the Title, Main Idea, Author, Illustrator, Characters, Setting, and Sequence. It provides visual support for young students to better understand what is being reviewed. Teachers may use the visuals to build and extend language for second language learners. The pictures may also be used as Alternative/Augmentative Communication for students with various language abilities.

 

 

 

 

 

All the BELL (Building Early Language and Literacy) Shared Reading titles include downloads for several types of symbols/overlays. Below is a picture example and a description for use of each . REMEMBER that these are just a starting point - YOU ARE ENCOURAGED TO CUSTOMIZE THEM FOR YOUR STUDENTS' NEEDS!

 

Single Message
Single Message Symbols can be used with a single, double, or sequenced message device. They are useful for participation in repeated lines/phrases or for independent story read-through or exploration.

Cheap Talk 8 Overlay

Cheap Talk 8 Overlays include language that helps a child participate in the oral language of a story (saying the verses or repeated line, naming the characters or actions, etc.). You can record the messages as written on each cell or any variation according to your lesson objective.

16 Choice Picture Board

16 Choice Picture Boards include messages for book skills, naming the main idea, and talking about objects and actions from the story. They are very general and WE ENCOURAGE YOU TO CUSTOMIZE the language to make it more useful for your lesson objectives!

 

 

32 Choice Week 1

32 Choice Boards (Tech Speak 32 overlays) - Week 1 ("Walkthrough" for non-fiction titles) are designed with language necessary to participate in the picture walk. Adults should model by pointing to the messages as they speak and should encourage children to build phrases/sentences by sequencing messages.

 

32 Choice Week 2

32 Choice Boards (Tech Speak 32 overlays) - Week 2 ("Story" for non-fiction titles) are designed with language necessary to recite the story and experiment with the words of the author. Adults should model by pointing to the messages as they speak and should encourage children to build phrases/sentences by sequencing messages.

 

 

A Beaver Tale

 

Monsters' Party

 

The Red Rose

 

 

 

City Storm

 

Mrs. Wishy-Washy

 

The Tree House

 

 

 

Dan the Flying Man

 

Nine Days of Camping

 

Three Little Duck

 

 

 

Grandpa, Granpa

 

Poor Old Polly

 

To Town

 

 

 

Grumbles, Growls and Roars

 

Sing A Song

 

When Robins Sing

 

 

 

Hairy Bear

 

The Farm Concert

 

Who Will Be My Mother?

 

 

 

In a Dark, Dark Wood

The Jigaree

Yes Ma'am

   

 

 

Activity Specific

 

Fieldtrips

 

Prop Box Play

 
 

Behavioral and Social

 

Flipchart

 

Recipes

 
 

BELL Shared Reading

 

Home and Family

 

Schedules and Routines

 
 

BELL Phonological Awareness

 

Interactive Storybooks

 

Signs and Posters

 
 

Boardmaker PLUS Activities

 

Language Activities

 

Song Boards

 
 

Cheap Talk 8 Activities

 

Lunch/Snack

 

Spanish Boards

 
 

Cheap Talk 8 Daily Routine

 

Nursery Rhymes

 

Story Symbols

 
 

Cheap Talk 8 Songs and Stories

 

Planning and Recall

 

Tech Speak Overlays

 
 

Choice Boards

     

Toy Bin Boards

 

Other downloads can be accessed through the Boardmaker Online site, a community for registered users to share their Boardmaker creations.