In this self-contained high school classroom, a student is learning the new word "would". Using aided language input, the teacher helps him build a sentence that uses the word to contribute to the class chart. During the conference, the teacher models how to use the communication book to convey her message. When the student creates his message the teacher asks the student to confirm that the message is the intended message. The teacher encourages the student to use the communication system as well as a vocal response. The video demonstrates effective strategies for engaging students with significant cognitive disabilities in literacy instruction.