Adapted Books w Expressive & Receptive Language for Household Words & Appliances



Students with autism LOVE these interactive books for teaching expressive and receptive household vocabulary. This set comes with 3 adapted books that focus on everyday vocabulary of kitchen appliances. These easy-to-use scaffolded books will teach your students to identify common materials in their everyday environment by different characteristics, functions and categories.


These adapted books with expressive and receptive language let your students identify the kitchen tool that meets the description on the page. Each interactive book has different functions of receptive language for your students to practice: basic identification of the item and identifying the item by up to 2 characteristics. Included with this set is a data sheet to make it easier to track your student’s progress across the books.


Included with these adapted books for teaching expressive and receptive language:

  • Book 1: focuses on just identifying the vocabulary word by name
  • Book 2: focuses on identifying the item when told a characteristic (e.g., feature, function)
  • Book 3: focuses on identifying the item using 2 characteristics to differentiate it from other choices (e.g., blue rectangular appliance)
  • Teaching program for discrete trials
  • Data sheet for the program
  • Extension ideas to enhance generalization of skills


This set of 3 differentiated interactive books uses the same 7 vocabulary words targeting appliances used for cooking in the kitchen.

  • Stove
  • Refrigerator
  • Microwave
  • Coffee maker
  • Blender
  • Dishwasher
  • Toaster


❤️You will LOVE that these books with household words are differentiated to work with early learners of the skills and increase complexity through the books as your students master the skill. 


They can be used in:

  1. Morning meetings and group story times as interactive books that reinforce these concepts. 
  2. Discrete trials or PRT instruction 1-1 or in small groups to explicitly teach vocabulary. 
  3. Once tasks are mastered, they can be set up as independent work tasks. 


Students with autism and other language delays and disorders need explicit instruction in vocabulary beyond simply naming items. One way that we address this is to work on receptive and expressive language and characteristics of items and actions. Specifically we work on features (i.e., adjectives like color, size etc.), function (i.e., what we use it for) and class (i.e., categories it can fall into). 


❤️This set of activities was developed to help students practice these skills in a variety of ways in addition to the explicit instruction of them.


Check out the preview for a closer look at these adapted books with household words and appliances! 


Check out this set as part of a bundle with more interactive books with household words!


What are teachers saying about these expressive and receptive language interactive books?

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ “My students loved this resource! The pictures were great.” – Marian J.


⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ “My students loved using this interactive book during our cooking unit!” – Julie F.


⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ “Love that my students could feel successful without assistance from the teacher.” – Rebecca M.


⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ “Love the adapted books for the different units.  They are great additions to the curriculum.  Thank you!” – Julia G.


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© Christine Reeve

This product is copyrighted to Autism Classroom Resources-Christine Reeve for use in one classroom. They may not be copied for additional classes without purchasing extra licenses.

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