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Word Picture Match Functional Words List with Pictures


Looking for a functional words list with pictures? This word picture match activity has everything for 20 first words for language learners! Super helpful for a word wall with pictures for special education students.

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This is a fun way to teach functional reading and early language development skills. The digital early literacy activities in Boom Cards™ and Google Slides™ are great for speech therapy and ABA therapy. Includes printable early literacy activities flashcards, task cards, worksheets, and Bingo game!

Students match the written word to a picture in a field of pictures. There are 20 target words, taken from lists of first words of babies that lend well to pictures for matching the written word to the picture of that word. Presented in sets with fading prompts (from errorless to a field of 3 pictures).

Use these words for students who aren’t quite ready for more advanced reading skills, but learning basic functional words will be useful for their language and social development. Great for speech therapy, ABA therapy, working on functional living skills, receptive language, expressive language, and early literacy activities.

Aligns with ABLLS-R™ Q5 Match words with pictures. ABLLS-R® trademark is a registered trademark of Behavior Analysts, Inc.


✅ PDF with redeem links to 16 Boom Decks and 1 Google Slides file with 90+ slides for your customization

Print 100+-page PDF with:
Flashcards: print 4-to-a-page; 20 words with pictures, 20 pictures only, both sets in color AND black-and-white, plus the written words separately; clipart pictures
Task cards: print 4-to-a-page; 20 words with fading prompts form errorless (one on the card) to field of 3); REAL pictures
Worksheets: Match single word to picture on the page; one word on a page for all 20 words then 5 words on the page
Worksheets: Draw a line from the word to the picture; 5 words on the page
Bingo: 16 pictures or words on the page; use flashcards as calling cards; match words to pictures OR pictures to words
✅ Printable easy-to-use data collection page

⭐Digital sets broken down into:
✅ Set 1: dog, cat, ball, cookie, baby
✅ Set 2: eat, pig, mom, dad, duck
✅ Set 3: hat, apple, bed, cow, car
✅ Set 4: clock, eye, horse, bird, bubbles

⭐This resource is great for:
► ABA therapy activities
► Special Education students
► Autism, Down Syndrome, other disabilities
► Speech Therapy activities
► Preschool reading activities

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For Google™ products

► You will need Google Drive in order to access this resource. Your students will also need Google accounts so they can access the activity if you are assigning to them.
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► If your school district has Google access blocked, you can choose to have the resource added to a personal Google account and then share it with your school account.

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