Interactive Hallway Activity...What's In My Bag? Expanding language: writing, expressive and receptive skills; targeting critical attributes; fashioned after the EET tool by Sarah L. Smith
Get the whole school involved in expanding language!
Students define an object using the basic areas as interpreted closely to the EET program:
category, function, describe using the 5 senses, composition, parts, location, additional information/personal opinion
Using magazines or allowing the students to draw a desired noun, glue the picture inside a bag and continue by defining the person, place or thing using the provided writing templates.
Extend activity by selecting 10 or so well written descriptions and be deliberate in choosing objects that can be compared and contrasted: label by number...have students, in groups, use clipboards and take therapy into the hallway~ voila :) auditory comprehension (use visual supports as a choice board if students need visual aid to identify described object) proceed to the nearest white board and continue with comparing and contrasting by stating similarities and differences... well rounded activity!
Learning targets to include:
thorough concept expansion
social communication, etc!!!
I placed this activity outside of our library; kids interact before school as well as with the librarian permitting the classes to explore after books have been selected :) It's been a big hit!!! Kids have been asking so many questions about the concepts! Now...EVERYONE wants to come work with the SLP! LOL
3 pages needed for hallway materials; No peeking, Directions and writing template
Announcement description~ we used for morning announcements to explain the activity
You will need to supply:
bags and decorations to accompany the display~ I made a gigantic "bead tool" on a rope for the kids to manipulate
have fun! Hope this brings awareness throughout your schools!
Please leave feedback! I'd love to hear how it works for you and your school:)
Are you happy now, Jackie!!!? :P