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Learning to Work

Learning to Work | Special Education


An 18-story work-themed literacy curriculum for transition students

Learning to Work provides engaging and age-appropriate reading material for adolescents and young adults who do not read conventionally. The 18 photo-illustrated stories are intended to be read with a partner—a same-age peer who is reading at grade level— a teacher or a parent.

The work-themed stories feature a simple, consistent structure using repetitive phrases and sentences to help students focus on the text. Photos correspond closely to the stories' content. The primary characters are people with disabilities shown in actual work settings: a medical facility, a garden center, and a fast food restaurant. An activity page encourages readers to talk about their own experiences using a review-and-discuss format.

A comprehensive Instructor's Guide is included as a PDF on the CD. The Guide describes the research-based framework and features additional activity pages. Also on the CD is a PDF of the 18 stories, plus a Classroom License that lets you print out stories for each student.

Learning to Work Classroom Kit includes eight books and one PDF CD.

By Dr. Caroline Musselwhite and Laurel Richardson. Spiralbound book in full color, 248 pages, includes a Win/Mac CD with a Classroom License for printouts, 2009.

Learning to Work

Learning to Work
Price: $54.00   SRP: $59.00
Learning to Work Classroom Kit
Price: $219.00   SRP: $229.00

Features and Benefits

  • Offers photo-illustrations that correspond closely with text
  • Ideal for partner reading with a peer, parent, or teacher
  • Provides a simple and consistent structure with repetitive phrases
  • Includes characters with disabilities in actual work settings
  • Instructor’s Guide provides a research-based framework and additional activity pages