Christmas Next Dollar Up Task Cards (Special Ed.; Life Skills) - Autism Classroom Resources
Basic Skills File Folders: Red, White, & Two Stars Number Skills - Autism Classroom Resources

Valentine's Day Interactive Books with Real Photos

Type: digital

This set of Valentine's Day Interactive Books are perfect for working on verbs and emergent literacy with real photos. They are also a great tool for preparing early learning or special education students for Valentine's Day.

**An identical book is available with clip art illustrations at a lower price in the store**

What's Included

3 versions of these Valentine's Day Interactive books that are identical but target different skills in language and reading

    • Book 1 focuses on matching picture to picture
    • Book 2 has blank spaces where the pictures go and students find the pictures that match the text (that they read or is read to them).
    • Book 3 has the pictures in place but blanks in the text where the verbs belong. Students then fill-in the blank. They can do this orally while reading the book with an adult or write in the missing word. 


  • All the books use real photographs.
  • Books focus on verbs and the activities are common Valentine’s day activities.
  • A repetitive phrase on each page that students can recite or that you could record on a speech-generating device for participation by students who are nonverbal.

Targeted verbs include:

  • giving,
  • mailing,
  • cooking,
  • sharing,
  • creating,
  • signing,
  • dining

How I Use Them

  •  Read them with group activities. There are manipulative pieces for 2 of the books and students can respond with choral response to fill in the blank in the other.
  • In a group activity, for the 2 books with matching pictures, have students choose one of the pictures and then identify (e.g., raise their hand, hold up the picture) when the reader turns to the page and then place it on the page.
  • Use the books for independent work systems or time where the students can match the pictures or write in the missing words.
  • They are great for inclusion buddy reading activities where typical peers read the story to a student with disabilities who can participate by matching the picture or using a speech generating device.
  • Use them in individual instruction for vocabulary and literacy. Have students identify the title of the book and the author. Have them describe the pictures. Cover up the text and have the students describe the pictures.
  • Use them for explicit instruction by using the matching pictures for students to tell you what the participants are doing, name items in the picture (e.g., mailbox), or give you the picture that depicts a specific activity. 

No Product Will Be Mailed to You. You will need to print and create the product yourself.

This product is an electronic file download Adobe Acrobat file or a Zip File. No product will be mailed to you.  You are responsible for assuring you have the needed software to open and print it. 

Directions for construction are included in the file.  Make sure you are opening it with Adobe Acrobat Reader (find it free here) and following the printing instructions included in the download.

If the product is a zip file, you may need to have an app like WinZip to unzip it on a PC.


This product is copyrighted by Christine Reeve for use in one classroom. They may not be copied for additional classes without purchasing extra licenses. For bulk discounts, please email me at