How do you teach a student to build a definition?? Give them the right TOOLS!! Take your student's describing abilities to the next level by using their information to build a definition.
Use any curriculum based or seasonal vocabulary that is appropriate for your student.
This packet includes:
2 sets of Large Dry Erase Cards:
One with prompts and one without. Each set contains a card to draw a picture of your topic and for category, function, association and location. Have your student fill out the information on each card about the topic they are describing/defining. Laminate and use with dry erase markers.
1 set of Sequencing Cards:
When your student completes the information on the Large Dry Erase Cards, these Sequencing Cards will help them to put the information into a logical order to build their definition.
2 "Write a Definition" Cards:
One with prompts and one without. This is where your student will build their definition based on the information they generated about their topic. Use with dry erase markers.
The Toolbox Mat:
One with prompts and one without. This puts all the above pieces onto ONE mat. This is also intended to be laminated and used with dry erase markers. A black and white copy is included to photocopy and send home for homework.
One with prompts and one without. Print these on copy paper, cut and staple to create a 1/2 page booklet. A black and white version is also included for easy photocopying. Create these booklets for your students in therapy or send home for carry-over of their describing/defining skills.