Perfect for groups of students with a variety of goals, these speech and language activities coordinate with Lucille Colandro’s story "There Was an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Bell" as well as targeting some general winter concepts. They address skills of sound production, vocabulary, categories , WH- questions, comparing and contrasting, conversation, and sentence structure. Activities include:
--Story-based articulation game cards (12 each for /s, z/; /r/; /l/; /sh, ch, j/; /k, g/.
--Roll the Dice: categories, story objects, rhymes
--Category comparison and sort: Use the sorting mat and word/picture cards to compare items : red or green; Christmas or Thanksgiving; animals that fly or swim; musical instruments or art supplies.
--“I have…Who has?”: categories, story objects, rhymes
--36 winter themed WH- question cards connecting to bells, gifts, and reindeer
--Sound / Category Search: Using 8 different groups, search for three items in the category. Can be customized for target sounds.
--Describe, Compare, and Contrast: Visual cue cards to teach the definition and Venn diagram for written expression. For students who benefit from extra scaffolding, each set has a visual outline to describe based on four selected characteristics (color, shape, location, parts, function, size, category, time, or action). This can then be used to create the Venn diagram. The 4 sets include: Christmas/Thanksgiving; .Fall/Winter; Sleigh/Tractor; Reindeer/Penguin.
--12 conversation cards to promote peer interaction
--Mini book to model sentence structure and complete story sequence
--Communication Board for objects found in the story
--Dominoes using story vocabulary pictures
I hope your students enjoy the variety of materials as much as mine have! Happy Holidays!
Emily Richardson, M.S., CCC-SLP 2012