Meville to Weville AbleNet Package



MEville to WEville is the first researched-based literacy curriculum developed specifically for students with disabilities in the moderate to severe range. Designed to build a classroom community that promotes a sense of belonging, each unit offers students a new and different perspective on themselves, their families, and their school. Included in the program is an extended curriculum (Extending MeVille to WeVille), which is designed to enhance literacy and skills development as students mature with the program.

Entirely updated and brought together in one kit for version 2.0, MEVille to WEVille now comes complete with Assistive tech, including the QuickTalker 7 Speech Generating Device and the Bookworm Literacy Tool.

This curriculum is organized into 3 units. Each unit has 3 parts which incorporate the essential literacy lessons of learning new words, word wall words, vocabulary development, writing, and in-context literacy development.

literacy curriculum for students with special needs

Product Overview

MEville to WEville facilitates literacy learning success by teaching within the context of familiar themes and building upon skills and concepts introduced in the previous unit. Lessons include step-by-step instructions for integrating reading, writing, augmentative communication, and listening skills into daily instructional activities that can be taught in one session or spread across several sessions.

Literacy curriculum for special needs, MeVille to WeVille books


Three Organizations Leading Change

MEville to WEville was designed as a joint venture between the Centre for Literacy and Disability Studies, and Don Johnston, with the Literacy Starter Program conceived by Dr Karen Erickson of Ablenet Inc. This Partnership brings together the power of Ablenet's scientifically-supported early literacy and communication curriculum with Meville to WEville lessons that leverage the strength of Don Johnson Inc.'s research-based Start-to-Finish Literacy Starters content.

MEville to WEville was designed a joint venture between the Centre for Literacy and Disability Studies, Don Johnston with the Literacy Starter Program conceived by Dr Karen Erickson of Ablenet Inc


In-Context Life Lessons

As students construct a classroom community, they gain a sense of belonging and new perspectives on themselves, their families, and their school. The curriculum supports the development of character education and fosters social skills, such as turn-taking, responsibility, and respect, as students understand having a valued role, acknowledging others, and expressing preferences.

Key Features 

  • Writing and literacy development specifically for students with moderate-severe disabilities
  • Reproducibles and home letters/activities
  • Literacy lessons in: word ID, phonemic awareness, comprehension, fluency, and writing
  • Application of literacy skills throughout the day
  • Assistive technology integration
  • Data collection forms
  • Action Dictionary the premier guide to differentiated instruction in special education
  • Exclusive online membership with access to additional resources


Included in all AbleNet curricular programs is the AbleNet Action Dictionary™. Use this tool to meet the diverse needs of all your students by adapting any activity with differentiated instruction strategies. Click here for a sample download.

Complete Collection includes:

  • MEville to WEville Curriculum Teachers Guide with over 200 lessons
  • Pre-Printed Vocabulary Cards for MEville to WEville
  • 3 Elementary Themed Books Adapted for the Bookworm
  • 3 Secondary Themed Books Adapted for the Bookworm
  • QuickTalker 7
  • Bookworm Literacy Tool
  • Extending MEville to WEville Curriculum
  • Pre-Printed Vocabulary Cards for Extending MEville to WEville
  • Three Sets of Start-to-Finish Literacy Starters with CDs from Don Johnston Inc.
  • Online Members Only support website available 24/7 with access to educator resources including:
    • An assessment with data collection materials 
    • Lesson reproducibles 
    • Additional concept of print lesson activities 
    • Phonics and phonological awareness lesson activities 
    • QuickTalker 7 overlays 
    • A custom MEville to WEville Action Dictionary 
    • Plus updates to the program
  • Carry-all Box for moving around the room or storing materials

Samples & Research 


MEville to WEville Sample Lesson

Assistive Technology Products for the MeVille to WeVille Program


Dr. Karen Erickson from The Center for Literacy and Disabilities Studies at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill evaluated MEville to WEville in special education classrooms and found:

  • Children initiated more communication and interaction during the program
  • Children developed stronger social relationships with their peers in special and general education
  • Children became more socially responsive
  • Teachers were able to spend more time addressing communication and literacy

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