SPARC for Attributes

Kathy Donnelly | Susan Thomsen
  • Ages 4 - 10
  • Grades PK - 5
  • Pages 165
  • Format 11" x 8.5"
  • Product Code 31159 ( MR #065584 )


Students learn to identify and organize attributes and to use that information to make word definitions. The step-by-step lessons work well for students with language processing disorders and English Language Learners.

Busy clinicians rely on the Stimulus Pictures for Assessment, Remediation, and Carryover (SPARC) series for:
• loads of pictures and practice opportunities
• convenience and portability
• systematic progression of discrete skills
• no student reading requirement

The book is organized into sixteen themed units (e.g., fruits, furniture, zoo animals, and sports). Each unit has five two-page activities. Each activity consists of a page of pictured items and a page of corresponding stimuli for the instructor.

Each unit targets four skill areas:
• Understanding Attributes—identify important attributes such as category, size, color, parts, and uses by pointing, naming, and using prior knowledge
• Naming, Sorting & Identifying Attributes—brainstorm items in a category, use a picture scene to name eight items in a category, sort items by one or two attributes, and identify one or two common attributes for a small group
• Comparing Two Members of a Category—describe how two items are alike and different
• Understanding & Completing Definitions—identify the critical features of items and use them to make word definitions