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Interactive Language Notebook for Speech Therapy or Special Education

Susan Berkowitz
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Susan Berkowitz


Help meet the Common Core State Standards for Language and for Speaking-Listening with your speech-language therapy or special education students in Kindergarten to 3rd grade, with the revised and improved Interactive Notebook for Language Skills. This resource contains the materials and activities for speech therapists and special education teachers to create interactive notebooks for language, speaking and listening to track progress and provide a tangible record for students.

There are:

• “I can...” statements to glue into their notebooks aligned to most of the CCSS for Language, Speaking & Listening (some standards for conventions of capitalization and punctuation are not included).

• You will find statements for the progression from K-2 first, then standards from grade 3.

I have omitted grade levels from the standards labels, for the sake of older students working far below age/grade level.

• Examples and activities for most statements; there are samples for students to complete. These are simply samples.

There are purposefully not sufficient activities in this resource to teach all of the standards. This is a way to keep track of the standards and show progress, not a completely stand-alone teaching resource. There are, however, numerous samples for each standard, and many activities that can, indeed, stand alone.

A Guide to the Contents:

SL.2 and SL.3 - Listening task cards

SL.3 - Modified barrier game activities with directions

SL.4 - Describing people, places, things, and events activities (SL.5 and L.1f can also be met with these activities; there are multiple picture cues and prompts)

SL.6 can be met with the above activities, with the target in mind

L.1b, 1c, 1e, 1f - There are pictures to be used in the notebook to demonstrate ability to use these words/skills, and task cards for proper and possessive nouns

L.1e - There are alternate images - with little monsters clip art - for some of the earlier developing prepositions

L.1a - Categories sort activities

L.1g - Conjunctions and combined sentences task cards

L.1f - Expanded sentences task cards, sentence strips to fix

L.1d - Pronouns task cards

L.1e - Verb tense task cards

L.2d - Pronouns/possessive pronouns task cards

L.4a - Multiple meaning task cards

L.4b & c - Affixes and root words task cards

L.4d - Compound words activity

L.4e - Dictionary word and meaning cards to fill in

L.5a - Category sort activities

L.5b - Opposite sort activity, definitions template activity

L.5d - Sequence verbs in order of intensity, then have students use 2 in sentences.

Answer keys/examples are provided as needed.

You'll find many resources in my store to meet these standards; including Game/Task Cards for Language, Writing Activities for Reluctant Writers, Defining and Describing Activities, and others.

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189 pages
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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Form and use comparative and superlative adjectives and adverbs, and choose between them depending on what is to be modified.
Form and use the simple (e.g., I walked; I walk; I will walk) verb tenses.
Form and use regular and irregular plural nouns.
Use frequently occurring adjectives.
Use verbs to convey a sense of past, present, and future (e.g., Yesterday I walked home; Today I walk home; Tomorrow I will walk home).


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