Using the Library from Susan Traugh's Daily Living Skills is a timely workbook to help students understand how to use the various community resources available in most towns and counties. This workbook serves as both a traditional print version and an interactive version using Adobe Acrobat Reader.
Using the Library provides instruction in adult living skills and transitional skills for both mild-to-moderately affected special needs students and general education students alike and provides adult living skills for special needs teens to meet federal transition mandates, Indicator 13 requirements, and SCAN recommendations.
It is a stand-alone unit providing students with skills to live independently by providing them the background and knowledge to understand how to use the many resources of a library.
Like the other books in this series, it contains airy pages and bullet-point information for easy, independent study, yet, these books, nevertheless, respect teens’ maturity and humor while presenting federally mandated Indicator 13 skills and transition skills needed for adult independence. Each lesson is taught in a short one-to-four page format with follow-up worksheets/activities to check comprehension. Real-world activities are provided whenever possible. Lessons in Daily Living Skills 'Using the Library' include:
What to do at the Library
Getting a Library Card
How the Library Works
Clubs & Events
Using the Computers
Using Call Numbers - Fiction
Using Call Numbers - Non-Fiction
Music and DVD’s
Community Services Resources
Additionally, this book provides a student grading sheet, answer key, and a Parent Letter suggesting at-home activities for families in accordance with federal mandates for parent involvement.
top of page
bottom of page