This is a 77-page guide that was created to help SLPs quickly find the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) that align to frequently occurring skills targeted in speech/language therapy so that SLPs can align speech/language therapy goals and objectives with the CCSS and demonstrate how speech and language therapy relates to the curriculum. The CCSS are expectations for academic performance/skills deemed necessary for college and career readiness. The focus of this guide is on the Language Arts domain. There are five main skill areas addressed in this guide:
• Answering Questions/Story Comprehension
Each main skill area is divided by individual sub-skills (e.g., answering WH questions, identifying main idea, answering inference questions, etc.). For each sub-skill, the CCSS that align to that skill are listed, according to grade level. Not all grade levels contain standards for each sub-skill. Only the grades with appropriate/corresponding standards are listed for each sub-skill. This guide lists standards for grades kindergarten through eighth grade.
Sample SMART goals and objectives aligned to the skill areas and suggestions/examples of how to modify them by grade/developmental level based on CCSS are also provided. The examples provided need to be modified to make them individualized for each student based on strengths and needs, grade level, and CCSS.
Finally, for each skill area, relevant reference materials or quick graphic organizers that could be used in therapy are provided. For example, there are sequencing graphic organizers, articulation tracking sheet, lists of common conjunctions by type, etc. For an even quicker reference, there are charts provided quickly listing the CCSS for each sub-skill by grade level. This reference guide is easy to read and provides functional reference materials and SMART goal objectives that can be used to help you align your practice with the CCSS.