[NO PRINT & NO PREP / Digital Book / Telepractice & In-Person]
Join Phil on a fishing trip designed to offer students opportunities to practice /f/ within phrases and sentences as Phil and his friend catch a variety of colorful fish. Practice becomes fun within this narrative activity. The stage is set with alliteration designed to bring attention and awareness of the targeted sound, /f/. You never know what Phil is going to catch next, and this design allows for the “next level” of articulation practice as students are challenged to generate novel sentences containing descriptors and target /f/. If your student is still working at the word level, use modeling and/or pause prompting to meet them where they are at (e.g. “Phil caught a spotted…”.
CLINICAL TARGET MASH-UP: In addition to ample articulation practice, we see opportunities to work on basic descriptors (i.e. colors, patterns, sizes) and Tier 2 targets (i.e. frequently, fantastic, finally, huge, tiny, miniature, enormous). Prompt students to predict what fish will come next to get at more spontaneous and novel generation of sentences containing descriptors (and /f/!). Fields of fish at the end allow for back and forth expressive and receptive turn taking between the client and clinician. Help your students master a variety of skills over repeated exposures to this narrative activity.
For more activities that embed speech and language skill practice within narrative activities, check out:
When Blake is Sleeping (He dreams about /l/ Blends)!
Simon sees /s/ and /s/ blends on his walk!
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