A remnant book is a book which contains the student’s own news. It is different from a communication book or display because it includes remnants or items that help the student remember and talk about activities that the student experienced. The purpose for using the remnant book is to start conversations between the student and his communication partners. (e.g., classmates, peers, teachers, parents, siblings, etc.) The book provides motivating opportunities within the student’s experiences that (hopefully) they will want to share and talk about as they remember the recent experience. The remnant book is particularly effective in encouraging interaction with other students since it is likely that most of them will relate to the experiences which will be in the student’s book.
The following is a great resource to get started with a remnant book: