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MEville to WEville Complete Collection addresses beginning literacy and communication development while supporting student development of self and a sense of belonging within a community of learners.
This curriculum is the first ever research-based literacy program that meaningfully and systematically integrates reading, writing, speaking, augmentative communicating, and listening for K-12 students with significant disabilities. Lesson activities are written based on the understanding of early literacy learning as described in the reports and additional research readings of organizations, such as teh National Reading Panel, National Reading Research Council Project, Reading Difficulties in Young Children, and Rand Reading Comprehension Reports.
MEville to WEville is organized into 6 themed units. Each themed unit has 3 parts which incorporate the essential literacy lessons of learning new words, word wall words, vocabulary development, writing, and in-context literacy development.
Unit 1 - Me
Part 1 Who I Am
Part 2 How I Feel
Part 3 What I Like
Unit 1 - Yearbook - Friends & Feelings
Part 1 Trading Faces
Part 2 Famous
Part 3 Sign It
Unit 2 – My Family
Part 1 Who is in My Family
Part 2 Things We Do
Part 3 Living With My Family
Unit 2 Families - Rights & Responsibilities
Part 1 Memo
Part 2 Oh, Brother!
Part 3 Not in This House
Unit 3 – My School
Part 1 Who Is At My School
Part 2 Being A Student
Part 3 What We Do
Unit 3 Jobs - Work to Live & Learn
Part 1 Working on the Weekend
Part 2 An Answer for Everything
Part 3 My Job
The MEville to WEville Complete Collection includes an Action Dictionary which references every action verb that is used in the MEville to WEville curriculum. These action verbs are words presented in bold throughout the manual. The Action Dictionary describes various ways in which students' actions may be adapted or modified to enable active participation in the lesson.
The Student Data Collection Charts are provided for you to easily record and share your students' growth and progress with others. Use these charts to keep track of the ongoing participation and progress of your students. These charts can also be used to capture baseline information prior to starting the program.
MEville to WEville Complete Collection includes the following:
- MEville to WEville Curriculum manual
- Book Sets
3 theme based books
9 Start to Finish Literacy Starters books with audio CD
- 3 Teacher Support material CDs
- BIG Step-by-Step communicator
- Vocabulary cards
- Word Wall words
- Lesson activities/games
- Letters to encourage family involvement
- 24/7 Members Only website - Access to educator resources and in action lessons videos