Describing Sticks

Describing Sticks
Describing Sticks
Describing Sticks
Describing Sticks
Describing Sticks
Describing Sticks
Describing Sticks
Describing Sticks
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111 MB|32 pages
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Describing Sticks will quickly become a staple in your therapy room for years to come. The words are supplemented with images, adding additional visual support which facilitates increased independence among early readers or English Language Learners. Four different levels allow for differentiation and provide a systematic means for growth throughout the year. Detailed data sheets allow tracking for pre/post data or progress monitoring.

Note: If you have purchased the Language Sticks Growing Bundle you already own this product.

This Packet contains:

Instructions with Visual Examples

28 Double Sided Sticks in Four Levels

Level 1: Instructional Describing Sticks that allow for teaching descriptive concepts to build a solid foundation of learning in a hands-on manner

Level 2: Describing Pictured Objects/Events using Visually Supported Describing Components

Level 3: Compare and Contrast Pictured Objects/Events using Visually Supported Describing Components

Level 4: Compare and Contrast Objects/Events (not pictured) using Describing Components

Graphic Organizer with a Visual Support of the Describing Components

Write it Out: Written Language Graphic Organizer for Describing a Topic

Detailed Data Sheets to use for Progress Monitoring, Pre/Post Data, or tracking RTI progress in the classroom setting

Are your students often described as hands-on or multisensory learners?
Mine are too. I love that interactive Language Sticks can be incorporated into a mixed group activity or used on their own. Students are able to interact with the Language Sticks, adorning them with clothespins, playdough, beans, small rocks, etc. It helps bring controlled choices into your therapy room as students can choose their sticks/manipulatives/reinforcement yet you provide the foundational materials that target their goals (i.e., describing sticks). It is a win-win.

Do you feel like you spend the majority of your time taking data and less time really instructing students on the targeted skill?
I did. We live in a data driven world. I needed to find a balance between obtaining the data needed to support my students’ goals and instructing them how to improve the actual skill. I felt most of my time was spent assessing what they did not know with minimal instruction to teach those skills. Language Sticks allow me to instruct my students in a systematic manner with a direct correlation to application of learned skills.

If you have any questions, please email me

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All rights of this product are reserved to the author and remain the intellectual property of Desiree Rusch-Winterbottom, M.A. CCC-SLP. Electronic distribution limited to single classroom use only. Permission to copy for single classroom use only. Duplication or sharing with other co-workers, school systems or posting on any website or blog violates copyright law. By downloading this product you agree to the terms of use. Thank you for understanding.


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