Hello! Thank you for looking at April Showers Bring Language Processing Powers. 9 Lessons! (43 pages)
** Updated 4/8/13 to add pack of seeds for one lesson! ****
I created these activities for my students who have diverse language processing goals. These lessons were created to help improve the short-term memory, listening comprehension, auditory processing, vocabulary, response to thinking and reasoning types of questioning, receptive language with regard to understanding specific linguistic concepts and completing directives containing them and comprehending negation, while having fun completing the activities – ALL AROUND AN APRIL THEME!!! I create all of my lessons for my students and completed these with them over the last two weeks! They did really well with them and were successful to learn and carry-over the skills. I give you helpful hints and instructions for each activity, however, as always, you have several opportunities to differentiate the directions to the ability levels of your students. My students range in grades from 3rd to 5th, with some cognitive levels of kindergarten through sixth. With modifying, you would be able to use this lessons with those levels.
Lesson #1 – Spring Forest Animal Scene. The students will be required to follow directions containing linguistic concepts to manipulate pieces to demonstrate comprehension of the concepts. ***** I included directions, scene, cut outs and thinking and reasoning questions!!!
Lesson #2 – Spring Cleaning Scene with Chores and Objects – Again, the students will be required to follow directions to manipulate pieces to demonstrate comprehension of the concepts. I try to introduce new or different concepts in each of these lessons Again, included are the scene, cut outs and thinking and reasoning questions about the scene!!!
Lesson #3 – Gnome Lawn Ornament Scene – Again, students are required to follow directions to manipulate pieces to demonstrate comprehension of the concepts. Included – Directions, scene, cut-outs and thinking and reasoning questions to go along with the scene.
Lesson #4 – Earth Day Scene – similar to previously described lessons with all included pages noted. Students will follow directions to complete the scene. Directions include linguistic concepts. Also included, directions, cut-outs and thinking and reasoning questions to go along with Earth Day scene.
Lesson #5 – Wonderland Scene – (My personal favorite along with my students! ) They were rewarded with this one for a long week). Alice needs to be helped to become acquainted with Wonderland characters by following directions. Again, included are directions, scene, thinking and reasoning questions and the cut-outs.
************ My students just love these 5 lessons. You can print them in color or black and white. So many concepts can be taught and addressed. I also work on specificity of language by having my students give directions and be specific, but not just stating, ‘over here’ or ‘over there’, but describing where exactly the items are!
Lesson #6 - April Verbal Problem Solving – Problem solving scenarios presented around an April theme 8 scenarios presented. ALL FUNCTIONAL for the STUDENTS with a graphic organizer to complete. I usually give my students a choice of 2/3 questions to choose from to fill in the graphic organizer.
Lesson #7 – Following Directions containing negation. There are three pages of activity sheets with directions to understand and learn about negation included. Pictures used are all around an April theme!
Lesson #8- Auditory Comprehension of information by responding to varied ‘wh’ questions after listening to paragraphs. For this lesson, either I read, or my students read the paragraphs and ask the questions! You could also pull the paragraphs or questions up on your SmartBoard. All around APRIL THEME! 20 paragraphs in all. 4 paragraphs about April Fools’ Day 8 paragraphs about spring cleaning including some on spring cleaning in other parts of the world, 2 paragraphs about lawn ornaments, and 6 paragraphs about Earth Day.
Lesson #9 – Processing questions – Again, all around an APRIL or SPRING theme –
Always, sometimes never questions – For example, “Is the month of April, always, sometimes or never 30 days in length.
Clip-art for these activities was purchased at www.ScrappinDoodles.com and downloaded from www.mycutegraphics.com .
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****** Please note, due to orientation of paper changes, there are three blank pages which, of course, I did not charge you for.
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