At a Glance:
-563 open-ended question sheets perfect for articulation homework
-140 pages worth of thought-provoking sentences you'll love
-100+ hours of learning and laughter
About These Mini Homework Sheets:
I'm just going to come right out and say it - my students used to NEVER do their speech therapy homework. This fact got me frustrated because I believe that when students actually practice articulation OUTSIDE of the speech room (for example: at home), their communication abilities grow much faster. So, I started to think long and hard on how I could solve this homework predicament. Was there something different that I could do with the speech therapy homework that I was assigning?
"Mr. Raj, I would have done your homework, but I lost it."
Have you ever heard a statement like this from one of your speech kiddos? I'm sure you have because I used to hear it ALL THE TIME! Upon further inspection, I noticed there was some sort of black hole that existed between my speech room and the child's home. The homework was just disappearing and they didn't know how it happened! Clearly it had to be a black hole, right? (That black hole seems comparable to the one that exists inside of all washing machines; you know how sometimes you mysteriously lose a sock, but you just don't know where it went?! It probably fell into a black hole, haha!)
Then, out of nowhere, I came up with a pretty cool idea that had to do with size.
I decided to create homework sheets for articulation, but instead of making my homework sheets the size of standard paper, 8.5" wide and 11" tall, I made them pocket sized. These mini homework sheets are about the size of a cell phone and have been working GREAT!
Just put your homework in your pocket!
Let me tell ya, I’ve been handing out these pint-sized homework sheets for quite some time now and I've found that once the homework is physically in the student's pocket, the black hole cannot make it disappear! Eureka! (And since us speech-language pathologists love data - my homework return rate is now hovering around 80% which is terrific when you compare it to the initial 30%.)
So, what do you think?!
Do you think my mini homework sheets could be useful for you and your caseload? Do you think this spin on homework size might help your students actually remember to do their homework? I sure hope so! Please, give these mini homework sheets a try and let me know what you think.