Grab one of these stories and the attached articulation list and you have a fun lesson that addresses each student’s need while focusing on one central activity.
This pack includes:
5 Gab Lips Stories (my version of Mad Libs)
r, s, and l Articulation Lists (listed alphabetically by part of speech) How I Use Gab Lips:
Articulation students are given the word list corresponding to their target phoneme.
Language students get a list if they aren’t yet able to provide parts of speech.
I am the only one who can see the story, but I let someone read the story title.
The parts of speech (or other words such as ‘place’, ‘animal’, ‘teacher’s name’) needed for the story are requested by SLP. Each student can either choose one from the word list provided or on their own, depending on the level you choose for needed objective.
Articulation students provide only words containing their target phoneme either from the list or their own vocabulary. If you don’t want your language students to have a list for this, that is ok too. Do what works best for their situation.
The blanks are filled in for the story, which is then read aloud by the therapist or a chosen student.
Depending on results, the class can discuss why certain parts were funny or why they did or did not make sense.
1. Articulation students can:
a. underline target sounds from their word list or story.
b. read the completed story aloud for practice for either marked or unmarked reading
c. create sentences for words used in the story containing target phonemes.
d. use story discussion as part of structured or unstructured speech practice.
2. Language students can:
a. use word list to generate synonyms, antonyms, or additional parts of speech.
b. demonstrate vocabulary knowledge by creating sentences with word list.
c. identify and define multiple meaning words from list or words in story.
d. develop their own Gab Lips stories. This creates an endless supply of language targets.
e. complete the same story using vocabulary that writes a more ‘normal’ outcome and
then compare and contrast the outcomes of the two.
I hope you and your class get as much from these activities as mine have! I look forward to hearing from you at https://teacherspayteachers.com/Store/The-Therapy-Crate