Say ‘Hooray’ for Language Lessons for May
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Language Skills Addressed Through This Unit:
• Responding to varied ‘wh’ questions
• Answering thinking and reasoning inquiries
• Vocabulary development
• Following directions containing linguistic concepts
• Verbal problem solving
• Developing auditory comprehension
• Perspective taking – what would you say?
• Social / pragmatic language development
Lesson 1 – Cinco de May theme to follow directions – includes scene, manipulative pieces, directions containing linguistic concepts and thinking questions
Lesson 2 - Going Buggy – ‘Insect Theme’ – Includes scene, manipulative pieces, directions and thinking and reasoning questions
Lesson 3 – Mother’s Day Theme – Following directions, include scene, manipulative pieces, directions and thinking and reasoning questions.
Lesson 4 – Problem solving scenarios for each of the following themes – graphic organizer included for each theme!!!:
Cinco de Mayo – 4 easy problems, 4 more difficult to respond to and fill in the graphic organizer.
Mother’s Day – 4 problem solving questions & theme based graphic organizer
Memorial Day – 4 problem solving questions & theme based graphic organizer
Insects – 4 problem solving questions & theme based graphic organizer
Barbeque Fun – 4 problem solving questions & theme based graphic organizer
Lesson 5 – Expressive and Receptive Language Development – Farm Theme – Students will complete directions and respond to questions, color or draw – 4 pages of pictures, 4 pages of questions to elicit expressive and receptive language responses. Pictures are in black and white of course and there is variability for materials that you have access to.
Lesson 6 – Auditory Comprehension Development –
24 paragraphs to respond to a varied ‘wh’ question for each paragraph.
8 questions in each of the following themes:
Cinco de May
Paragraphs contain non-fiction information and questions are variable in form.
Lesson 7 – What Would You Say in the Month of May?
Pragmatic judgment, perspective taking. 5 scenes in thematic units – Barbeque fun, insects, Memorial Day, Cinco de Mayo and Mother’s Day.
For this lesson, students should be encouraged to formulate a comment or response to questioning, and then to ask a follow up question or comment in written form.
***** Extra bonus to this are 8 cards containing scenarios – What would you say in the month of May?
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*** Revised on 5/8 - for some reason part of my directive for the Mother's Day activity was deleted off of my original! Sorry for the inconvenience! xo