SLP Upper Elementary Speech Therapy Bundle: Expressive and Receptive Language

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    This is a bundle of resources that I most commonly use with upper elementary students working on language goals in speech therapy. It contains a variety of worksheets, visuals, and task cards that address frequently targeted upper elementary language skills. The skills targeted include following directions, vocabulary, answering WH- questions, making inferences and predictions, listening and recall, reading comprehension, temporal concepts, and conjunctions. This bundle would serve as a good foundation of language activities for an SLP with a diverse upper elementary population on their caseload.

    This bundle contains the following products:

    1. Vocabulary and Reading Comprehension FUN Non-Fiction Texts

    This resource contains 40 worksheets with fun, non-fiction passages to work on comprehension, recall, and vocabulary. Each passage contains a real, intriguing story about a common item (fun foods, animals, sports, holidays, and more). First there is a background knowledge prompt for the student to try to think of something that they already know about the topic. Each story is followed by six questions. Three questions for each story are comprehension questions that require recalling information from the text. Two questions from each story are vocabulary questions about a word presented in context within the story (what does the word mean, provide an antonym for the given word or make a new sentence with the target word). The last question on each card is a creative prompt that requires the student to either brainstorm, imagine, or share their opinion on a topic related to the theme of the card. There are a total of 40 passages and there is no prep required). The stories and prompts are interesting to kids and teens and can easily create further discussion.

    2. Comparing and Contrasting

    This resource will help your students learn and practice their compare and contrast skills. It includes introduction materials for initially teaching the concept of comparing/contrasting two items, places, or people. There are also 36 worksheets included to practice comparing, split up into 5 different levels of difficulty. All of the pictures used in this resource are real photos. (There are no pictures for levels 4 and 5; level 5 is text-based comparing and contrasting.)

    3. Speech Detectives: Solving Mysteries by Inferences and Predictions

    This activity allows your student to become a detective and solve a mystery! It targets reading comprehension, making inferences, predictions, drawing logical conclusions, and answering complex wh- questions. There are a total of 10 mysteries included. Each mystery has a page full of top secret information for the student to read through, and a corresponding worksheet to complete to help solve the mystery.

    This resource also includes: a code name generator, pages of answers/explanations, and a top secret visual to create your own secret file. I recommend cutting out the answers and placing the correct one to the mystery in top secret envelope. At the end of the activity, the student can open the envelope and see if they solved the mystery correctly.

    4. Listen and Draw Stories for Visualizing

    This resource contains listen and draw stories to practice auditory comprehension, story retell, and visualization skills. You know that student on your caseload that is working on story retell, but relies so heavily on the pictures that they do not tap into their own visualization skills? Many times if you give them sequencing cards with pictures, these students seem to be trying so hard to memorize a sentence word-for-word for each picture, instead of actually listening for and visualizing the meaning of the sentence. I made these listen and draw stories to target listening for details, story comprehension and visualization skills, and story retell. This resource includes blank templates for students to draw the setting, characters, and four key parts of a short story. There are 15 short stories included. Each story contains two levels. It is the same core story but level 1 is a very basic story, while level 2 includes longer and more complex sentence structures, conjunctions, increased details, and higher-level vocabulary.

    5. Following Directions with Temporal Concepts using Calendars

    Help your students follow directions and understand temporal concepts with these fun, functional calendar activities. This resource includes 12 calendars with a set of directions for each month. You can read each direction to your student or have them read and complete the activity independently. Each calendar has 10 directions for a total of 120 temporal directions. Print, laminate, and use with a dry erase marker for 12 easy-prep activities that can be used over and over to understand those tricky temporal concepts! Concepts for each month include: First, Second, Next, Last, Before, After. After following directions, you can review the answers with your student while practicing days of the week and answering "when" questions.

    6. Conjunctions: Combining & Creating Sentences

    This resource contains visuals and worksheets to learn and practice using conjunctions. Students will read two phrases and determine the correct conjunction to use to create one compound or complex sentence. There is a word bank of conjunctions on each worksheet and each conjunction is only used once per sheet. There are a total of 10 worksheets. The following conjunctions are targeted:

    Level 1: And, But, Because, Or

    Level 2: If, When, Although, Unless

    7. Recalling Facts and Details

    This resource contains fun facts and informative paragraphs for students to practice recalling facts and listening for details. The facts and stories are about animals, space, holidays, sports, geography, history, and more.

    Activity 1: Practice recalling facts throughout the speech session. Tell your student the fact at the beginning of the session. You can talk about how weird or cool the fact is. Then, switch to a new activity, and set a timer for anywhere from 5-15 minutes. When the timer goes off, ask your student if they can remember what the fact is. If they are having trouble recalling, give them verbal clues and/or practice visualization techniques. The facts are separated into 2 categories- facts with 1 detail and facts with 2 details. (50 total facts)

    Activity 2: Read the short story to your student and then ask wh- recall questions regarding the paragraph. You can add a 1 - 2 minute delay before asking the recall questions to make the activity more challenging. There are 12 paragraphs with 4 questions for each paragraph.

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    Unique Themes for Upper Elementary Speech Therapy Bundle

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