Describe Compare Contrast Define Tell Bundle for Expressive Language

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Susan Berkowitz
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K - 5th, Homeschool
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Need fun ways to work on defining, describing, comparing, contrasting, and telling about? This describing bundle covers descriptions and definitions, words for showing about and telling about with use of visual cues, and is flexible enough to work with a variety of students with multiple targets. Perfect for mixed groups!

Describe, Compare, Contrast: click here

There are 2 versions of each of 10 scenes.

☀ sample questions are provided

☀ describe one or both scenes, compare and contrast the two.

☀ make language target(s) as simple or complex as you like.

☀ Students can make up a story about a scene.

☀ At its easiest, the activity can be used to elicit simple descriptions

CCSS Listening and Speaking -

“Describe people, places, things, events with relevant details...” and

CCSS Language -

“Use frequently occurring nouns, verbs, ....prepositions” (k) to “Use frequently occurring adjectives, determiners, conjunctions..” and “...produce complete simple and compound sentences...”

☀ These can range from 1-2 words through complete complex and/or compound sentences

{CCSS Listening and Speaking - “ thoughts clearly” (k) to “Produce complete sentences..” (1 and 2) and CCSS Language - see above}

☀ Next, compare and contrast scenes. Use the Venn diagrams to organize and illustrate the comparisons and use as a basis for an oral or written response

☀ Complete a paragraph about a scene or about the differences between scenes

Describe it to Me: Listening to Descriptions click here

Inside are Listen to Descriptions cards

☀ multiple choice picture responses.

☀ BINGO cards for animals, foods, occupations descriptions.

☀ describing cards for you to use as calling cards.

Show and Tell It - Define and Describe It:click here

► Defining words and concepts is important in every subject area. Therefore, the ability to tell or write definitions or descriptions is an important skill in academics.

► Many special needs students can’t produce or recall definitions.

They may not have sufficient vocabulary. They frequently don’t understand how to organize words into a definition.

► Some of the earliest school experiences involve showing and telling about an object. For many students, language impairments preclude participation in this activity.

This resource contains:

• 2 Show & Tell guides with visual cues for prompting students to provide information to tell about their item.

• There are 2 variations of these and 2 sizes.

• There is a page of communication symbol pictures to help students tell category, function, material, color, size, shape.

• There is a teaching unit on referential definitions that includes visual cue worksheets/guides, examples and practice items, a game, activity cards, and more.

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While there is a savings in the bundle, you may not want to purchase this bundle if you already own 1 or more of the prior resources.

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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Ask and answer questions in order to seek help, get information, or clarify something that is not understood.
Describe familiar people, places, things, and events and, with prompting and support, provide additional detail.
Describe people, places, things, and events with relevant details, expressing ideas and feelings clearly.
Tell a story or recount an experience with appropriate facts and relevant, descriptive details, speaking audibly in coherent sentences.
Use frequently occurring nouns and verbs.


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