Can students punch 100 Ls out?
Using a hole punch, students track repetitions of L depending on their level in the speech hierarchy:
• imitated sentences
• generated sentence
• structured conversation
Each word position (blends, initial, medial, final, and post-vocalic) allows at least 100 opportunities to practice (10 per word). The words are arranged by number of syllables in ascending order.
For Speech-Language Pathologists working on L or gliding error remediation with students 1st grade and up.
This is a 15 printable page download (30 total pages with instructions and credits). Included are 5 mini-books:
1. L in initial word position (10 target pictures)
2. L in medial word position (10 target pictures)
HINT: In AAE the medial /l/ is omitted before labial consonants (Owens, 2008).
3. L in final word position (10 target pictures)
4. L in final post-vocalic word position (10 target pictures)
HINT: In AAE the final /l/ is vowelized after another vowel (Owens, 2008).
5. L Blends in initial and medial word position (10 target pictures)
Begin using when students can produce /l/ in isolation.
Where and How:
Use in individual or small group speech sessions.
1. Cut out each page of the mini-book.
HINT: you can cut all three print-outs at the same time to save precious time.
2. Highlight the word, sentence or prompt based on the student’s goal.
3. Students punch a hole for each accurate production.
4. Punch a hole in the corner and secure with a paperclip for home practice.
100 Punches R
The Legend of the Bluebonnet: Narrative-Based Speech Intervention
The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind: Narrative-Based Speech Intervention
Owens, R. E. (2008). Language development: An introduction (7th ed.). Boston: Allyn and Bacon.