You have just purchased the “Let’s TALK About It Visual & Verbal Prompts!” for talking about/describing pictures of action pictures, animals, and things. I have also included 36 pictures to use with these prompts. This is a great tool for those students who have difficulty describing things. It gives them a structured template to start with, so they know what is expected. As the progress, this structured prompt can be slowly faded until they can describe on their own.
Students with autism, language delays, auditory processing weakness, and/or children who are visual learners have greatly benefited from these visuals in coming up with integrated thoughts, attributes and/or just talking about the picture or object. I have experienced using this prompt, provides a structure for the child to formulate thoughts into words.
Included in this packet are these pages:
A structured visual/verbally written prompt for describing an action picture.
20 action pictures (he / she / they)
A structured visual/verbally written prompt for describing an animal.
20 animal pictures (farm/zoo/ocean, etc)
A structured visual/verbally written prompt for describing inanimate objects.
20 inanimate object pictures.
I prefer cardstock paper (8.5”x11” standard size); white
Laminate each sheet.
Cut picture cards.
For action picture describing, have the DESCRIBE THIS PICTURE page in front of the child.
Present an action picture and model how to use the DESCRIBE THE PICTURE page.
Example: “I see a girl.” “She is smiling.” “She is outside.” “It is night time.” “She feels
happy.” “I also see trees.”
For animal describing, have the DESCRIBE THIS ANIMAL page in front of the child.
Present an animal picture and model how to use the DESCRIBE THE ANIMAL page.
Example: “I see a tiger.” “It can roar.” “It lives at the zoo.” It has stripes. It also has
sharp teeth.” “It is orange
and black. It is large sized.)
For inanimate thing describing, have the DESCRIBE THIS THING page in front of the child.
Present an thing picture and model how to use the DESCRIBE THIS THING page.
Example: “I see a pencil.” “It is for writing.” “You see it in a classroom.” It has an
eraser. It also has black lead.”
“It is yellow. It is small. It is long.)
After the child is able to describe using the prompt page on his/her own, fade the prompt page. Refresh use of the prompt page as needed.
I have found great success with this activity and I hope you do too! I hope this sets way for your student to have success in his/her describing skills!
Ideas for describing each picture (just ideas; I’m sure you have many more attributes to name.)
I see a girl. She is clapping. She is outside. It is daytime. She feels happy.
I see a boy and girl. They are jumping. They are at the beach. It is daytime. They feel excited
I see a boy. He is kicking a ball. He is at the park. It is daytime. He feels happy.
I see a girl. She is smiling. She is outside. It is nighttime. She is happy.
I see a boy. He is sleeping. He is on the grass. It is daytime. He feels tired.
I see a boy and girl. They are playing. They are at a playground. It is daytime. They feel happy.
I see a girl. She is crying. She is in a yard. It is daytime. She feels sad.
I see children. They are playing with water. They are at a park. It is daytime. They feel playful.
I see a woman. She is riding a horse. She is outside. It is daytime. She feel happy.
I see a boy. He is drinking. He is outside. It is daytime. He feels thirsty.
I see a girl. She is walking. She is at the beach. It is daytime. She feels happy.
I see boys. They are running. They are at the beach. It is daytime. They are excited
I see a zebra. It can walk/run. It lives at the zoo. It has stripes. Is is black and white. It is medium sized.
I see an elephant. It can stomp/walk/trumpet. It lives in the zoo. It has a trunk/big ears. It is gray. It is large.
I see a tiger. It can roar. It lives in the zoo. It has stripes/sharp teeth. It is orange & black. It is large.
I see a giraffe. It can reach tall trees/walk/run. It lives at the zoo. It has spots/long neck .It is orange & brown.
It is tall.
I see a shark. It can attack/swim. It lives in the ocean. It has sharp teeth/gills/fin. It is gray. It is medium/large.
I see a dolphin. It can swim/jump/play. It lives in the ocean It has a dorsal fin/blowhole/flipper. It is gray/blue. It is medium.
I see a seal. It can swim/play/bark. It lives in the ocean. It is gray/black. It is medium sized.
I see a crab. It can pinch/crawl/swim. It lives in the ocean. It has pinchers/legs/shell. It is orange. It is small.
I see a cow. It can moo/graze/walk/give milk. It lives on the farm. It has horns/spots. It is black & white/brown.
It is medium/large size.
22. I see a pig. I can squeal/oink/walk/roll in mud. It lives on the farm. It has a snout/curly tail. It is pink. It is medium size.
23. I see a chicken. It can cluck/lay eggs/run/flap wings. It lives on the farm. It has a beak/wings/feathers.
It is brown/white/tan. It is small.
I see horse. It can run/gallop/jump/trot. It lives on the farm. It has a main, muzzle, long tail. It is black/brown/gray
white. It is large.
25. I see a pencil. It is for writing. You see it in a classroom. It has an eraser. It is yellow/small/long.
26. I see a toothbrush. It is for brushing teeth. You see it in bathroom. It has bristles/handle. It is any color/small/long.
27. I see a couch. It is for sitting. You see it in a living room. It has cushions/legs/seat/back. It is any color/large/long.
28. I see a vacuum cleaner. It is fro cleaning the floor. You see it in your home. It has a handle/bag/cord. It is
Blue/silver/etc. It is medium./tall.
29. I see a bed. It is for sleeping/laying down. You see it in the bedroom. It has a mattress/pillow/blankets/sheets.
It is any color. It is large/rectangular.
I see a desk. It is for writing/studying on/working on. You see it in an office/school. It has a top/drawers/legs.
It is brown/black/tan. It is medium/large. It is rectangular.
I see a hose. It is for watering the lawn/plants/car. You see it in the yard. It has a opening. It is green/yellow/black.
It is medium/long.
I see a hammer. It is for pounding nails. It has a handle. It is brown/silver. It is small/long.
I see a refrigerator. It is for keeping food cold/fresh. You see it in the kitchen.
It has a door/drawers/shelves. It is white/black/silver. It is
I see a stove. It is for cooking/baking. You see it in the kitchen. It has burners/door/racks/drawer. It is any color
It is large/square.
I see a slide. It is for playing. You see it in a playground. It has a ladder. It is silver. It is large/tall.
I see a lamp. It is for giving light. You see it in rooms. It has a shade/switch/light bulb. It is any color/medium.
Note: There are more pictures that I have not described