Community helpers and transportation fascinate children. These placemats provide core word and conversation visuals to use during mealtime to engage your students in speaking. Teach them new vocabulary and practice answering wh- questions. Talk about events of their day and make up stories about the pictures. With the visuals provided on the snack mat, your students will learn to use new words and demonstrate communicative intent in a variety of ways.
• 3 different color snack mats with core word visuals
• 3 black and white mats with core word visuals
• 3 different color conversation picture scene mats
• 3 black and white conversation picture scene mats
• Data sheets for core word tracking and conversational skills
• Letters to parents/caregivers
The snack mats show community helpers and their modes of transportation. Your students will learn the meaning of words and how to answer simple who and what questions.
The core word vocabulary focus includes: who, what, drive and many more words. Some of the story vocabulary includes: mail truck, bus driver, and police car.
To use the snack mat:
Talk about the meal. Point to the core words at the top of the mat as you speak. If your student is finished eating, model by pointing to the icon and saying, “Finished.”
Talk about the pictures. Point to each core word icon as you say, “Who go in?” referring to the community helper who goes in an airplane.
The conversation snack mats are picture scenes that are perfect for conversation. Using the data sheet, you will be able to track pragmatic skills and carryover of articulation, grammar and fluency targets.
This snack mat encourages carryover of school lessons to home and conversation at mealtime.
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