Like most of my materials, this resource was created to meet the current needs of students on my caseload. This packet was originally created in May of 2009; and, was made available on the speakingofspeech.com website. Special thanks to Pat Mervine who provided SLPs a means of sharing materials long before TpT was an option. Included in this packet:
Description: This activity is intended to be used with an individual or in a group setting. The foundation of the activity is a short story about 4 high school boys with disabilities.
Vocabulary/Context Clues- Sentences with less familiar vocabulary have been extracted from the story. These sentences contain context clues to help determine word meanings. . The students are to underline the context clues, determine the word meaning, then use the words in sentences to demonstrate comprehension of the word meaning.
Sentence Combining- This activity is for use with students who need to develop sentence formulation skills. I use this with my students who right the same style sentences over and over.
Deductive Reasoning- This activity requires the students to use the story as a foundation. They are given a scenario and presented a question which requires them to use information provided in the story. Students have to make connections to answer the questions, as the answers are not clearly stated in the story.
Articulation- Word lists have been made for the following sounds: vocalic /r/, /r/ blends, /l/ words, /l/ blends, /f/ and /v/ words, /s/ words, /s/ blend words, /th/ words, and /ch/ and /sh/ words.
This activity is great for helping to increase awareness about children being different and having different needs. It’s also great for reinforcing to students the importance of having goals.