Speech & Language Zoo - Speech Therapy

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Teach Speech 365
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Teach Speech 365


Looking for a resource that will give you enough material to cover your entire caseload? This is it! It’s a zoo out there! A speech and language zoo, that is. Your students will be practicing a multitude of speech/language skills. Each animal’s cage features a different skill for a total of 22 different commonly targeted skills. Visit only the animals you need to. At each cage, students can earn tickets for answering correctly (page 6 – print and cut out tickets or have students color in a ticket). All cards include blank ones to add your own!

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**NOTE: Laminate, cut out the cards, and put on a ring for easier use. Each student can grab the ring they need and the cards will stay together.** Also includes a label for each deck and a data sheet.

-Zoo Map (pg. 4-5): Print both pages of the map for each student; have them circle the animal exhibits they need to visit based on their goals.

-Giraffes: Articulation (pg. 7-11): Use with any articulation deck or app. Each card has a task. All cards are designed for word level, but can be altered for phrase/sentence level.

-Alligators: Synonyms & Antonyms (pg. 12-18): Some cards have a pair of words (decide if they are syn/ant) and some cards have one word and the student lists either a syn/ant.

-Elephants: Categories (pg. 19-23): Some cards have a category; students should name items that fit. Some cards have items; students should name the category.

-Flamingos: Idioms (pg. 24-28): Each card has an idiom in context; students discuss the meaning.

-Gorillas: Inferences (pg. 29-33): Each card features a short description and a question that requires inferring.

-Hippos: Similarities & Differences (pg. 34-38): Each card features 2 items; students state similarities and differences between them.

-Kangaroos: Attributes (pg. 39-43) Each card features an item; students name a set number of attributes.

-Koalas: Past Tense Verbs (pg. 44-50): Each card features a verb; students should make up a sentence using the past tense of the verb. Regular and irregular verbs are included.

-Lions: What Doesn’t Belong (pg. 51-55): Each card features 4 items; student should state what doesn’t belong and why.

-Monkeys: Main Idea (pg. 56-60): Each card features a short story; students should state the main idea.

-Pandas: Prepositions (pg. 61-64): Each card features a panda in various locations; students should state the preposition (4 each for on, in, under, above, between, in front, behind).

-Parrots: Plurals (pg. 65-68): Each card features a picture of items; student should state the plural form of the item. Includes regular and irregular plurals.

-Peacocks: Was/Were (pg. 69-74): Each card features a sentence; student should fill in was or were. Visual included to remind students when to use each form.

-Penguins: Is/Are (pg. 75-80): Each card features a sentence; student should fill in is or are. Visual included to remind students when to use each form.

-Walruses: WH Questions (pg. 81-85): : Each card features a WH question; student should answer the question.

-Turtles: Recalling Details (pg. 86-90): Each card features a sentence to read aloud and a question that requires the student to recall details.

-Tigers: Analogies (pg. 86-90): Each card features an analogy; students should explain their answer.

-Rhinos: Create A Sentence (pg. 96-100): Each card features 2-3 words; students should create a sentence using all words on the card.

-Snakes: Social Skills (pg. 101-105): Each card features a question that focuses on social skills. Student should role play or answer the question. Some are zoo related, others are not.

-Lizards: Nonfiction Passages (pg. 106-108): Each card contains information about a zoo animal. Use these to answer questions related to the information, summarize, or recall details.

-Frogs: Problem Solving (pg. 109-113): Each card contains a situation with a problem; students should discuss how to solve the problem.

-Cheetahs: Asking Questions (pg. 114-118): Each card contains a prompt; students should ask an appropriate question.

-My Favorite Zoo Animal worksheet (pg. 119): Use this worksheet to have students write about their favorite animal. Look up facts or use some of the facts on the lizard cards.

-What Did You Do At the Zoo? Fill In Mini-Book (pg. 120-121): Use this mini-book to write about what animals you visited and why. Print the cover page (pg. 120) for each student and as many animal pages (pg. 121) as each student needs. Cut and staple the mini-book together.

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Here's what buyers have said:

Andrea said, "My students love doing this activity. The idea of going to the zoo and picking an animal to visit is so motivating and fun for them. The language targets are appropriate for them and provide them many opportunities to practice their skills."

Lauren said, "This is awesome! I love themed therapy units and this and a zoo book is all i need for two full weeks of therapy. Great resource for all elementary students, language AND artic"

Sara said, "Another great product! Thank you! Students love it and it's very engaging, which allows for a wonderful amount of practice!"

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