Great resource for those students who are becoming speech students, rather than students on RTI. Also great for May is Better Hearing and Speech Month This is designed for use with the book, "There Was a Speech Teacher Who Swallowed Some Dice" by Patricia Mervine.
Special recognition to Pat Mervine, a wonderful Speech-Language Pathologist, who offered us the opportunity to share materials long before TpT. Please check out her website: www.patmervine.com for information on how to order this book. She has other great materials as well.
Like most of my materials, this resource was created to meet the current needs of students on my caseload. Included in this packet is:
Mouth – You can cut out opening of mouth (blue part) and glue onto a large envelope (with and opening cut) that matches the position of the mouth and have the students feed the speech therapy room items for the “Speech Teacher” to swallow”.
1. To make it interactive, I review the cards prior to reading the story and instruct the students to feed as the “Speech Teacher” swallows during the story.
2. It’s a challenge; but, it can work. We practice putting the cards in sequence while reading the book. After that we use the picture cards to retell the story a few times.
Vocabulary – Pass the cards out. Have the students name the items and share the function. Prompt them to tell of a time when they’ve used the items in the speech therapy rooms. If they don’t know any of the items, it may be a great time to introduce them to unfamiliar objects.
Past Tense Verbs – Use these pages to reinforce instruction targeting regular and irregular past tense verbs. One page works on identification. The other page addresses appropriate use.
Articulation pages - /s/, /s/ blend, /r/, /l/ and /l/ blends
“Know YOUR Goal(s)” – These can be used to list all goals and attached on the inside of your students’ speech folder; and/or they can be used to address session goals. Discuss each student’s goals and help them learn how these goals help them in regular classes. If they’re able to write, I let mine do it, so that they can “own” it with more clarity. If they aren’t able to write them, I make sure they’re able to verbalize it correctly.
Bonus: You Do the Math – Word problems that provide practice for addition and subtraction (regrouping). This is for upper elementary students.
*Inside the actual book is a list of the therapy items the SLP or Speech Teacher swallows along with the rationale for us. This is great to share with the students. Additionally there is a cool list for a scavenger hunt. Once we finish the scavenger hunt activity in the book, I have my younger students exercise their describing skills to see if their peers can guess what they found. They love it. I hope yours do as well.