Flying to Spring Time is a FUN activity to target both receptive and expressive language skills by (1) providing multi-step directions to your students and (2) letting your students formulate instructions on their own.
It includes a number of two-step directions with additional terms such as quantitative (e.g. numbers 1-3), qualitative (e.g. colors) and temporal (i.e. before, after).
Suggestions for using "Flying to Spring Time"
1. If you are working with temporal terms, remind your student to focus on when you say "before and "after"
2. If you are working with a pair, let them provide instructions to each other. Taking turns until they complete all the instructions.
3. On the later part, let a student provide the instructions by describing the pictures in the box while another student will draw/ color it on the blank boxes provided.
4. If you are working with one student, ask him to give you instructions by describing what he sees in the picture. Follow your student's directions specifically. Afterwards, compare your drawing to what he has.
5. Keep markers, pencils and crayons with you to prompt your client to request "properly" when he/ she needs them.
6. Remind clients to listen very carefully to your instructions and mention if you will be repeating them or will just give it once.
7. Have FUN and please share this activity with your friends/ colleagues and fellow Teachers!