Instructional Verbs: Speech Therapy Interactive Unit

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Grade Levels
PreK - 2nd, Homeschool
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Research-based interactive unit for teaching instructional verbs with preschool, kindergarten, and early elementary speech therapy students. This unit provides a hands-on approach by using thematic vocabulary while encouraging phrase elaboration. The visuals used encourage students to expand utterances, follow instructional verbs, sentence completion, describing, and increase vocabulary. This unit is also great to use with mixed groups in speech therapy. There are also no prep worksheets included, that address articulation, phonological processes, and syllable shapes.

Instructional Verbs:

- Picture Visuals for 36 different instructional verbs.

- First/Then Visual for following 2-Step Directions

- Evidence-Based Approach to explicitly teach instructional verbs

  • verbs included: clip it, staple, hole punch, stamp, cover, highlight, point to, daub, color, circle, ABC order, check off, illustrate, measure, cross out, glue, cut, match, count, fold, sort, trace, stack, tape, predict, underline, arrange, write, identify, create, locate, select, respond, discuss, describe, demonstrate

Thematic Vocabulary Directions:

- 10 different "speech phrase directions" to go through while naming thematic vocabulary

- 10 picture words for the 25 different themes

  • themes included: furniture, clothing, school supplies, community helpers, zoo animals, forest animals, weather, breakfast, food, bugs, sports, space, BBQ, farm, camping, ocean, beach, pirate, picnic, pets, St. Patrick's Day, Halloween, Christmas, Valentine's Day, Easter

No Prep Speech Sound Directions:

- No Prep worksheets; ready for print-and-go therapy planning

- Phrase Expansion with instructional verbs

- Articulation Goals:

  • (initial, medial, final) p, b, m, n, t, d, f, v, j, k, g, s, z, r, vocalic r, l sh, ch, th
  • (initial) h, R Blends, S Blends, L Blends

- Phonological Processes:

  • weak syllable deletion, stopping, fronting, backing, final consonant deletion

- Syllable shapes: CV, CVC, CVCC (final clusters)

  • Editable template included

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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Speak audibly and express thoughts, feelings, and ideas clearly.
Demonstrate command of the conventions of standard English grammar and usage when writing or speaking.
Use frequently occurring nouns and verbs.
Produce and expand complete sentences in shared language activities.
Identify new meanings for familiar words and apply them accurately (e.g., knowing duck is a bird and learning the verb to duck).


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