A globe was one of those things I didn’t know I was missing until I acquired one. I very quickly became very attached to my globe. I love to travel. I love to talk about travel. It turns out, my students love to talk about different places too. My students LOVE pulling out the globe to find different places that come up in discussion, and I love all the language that results. I also view conversations about different locations functional. After all, knowing where you are, is a crucial life skill. Seeing my students enthusiasm for “the globe”, was all the motivation I needed to create this state based speech and language unit. Even if you don’t have a physical globe, your students will have fun “traveling” from state to state while practicing their speech and language skills. Plus, your students’ social studies teachers are going to love you!
This unit covers the following states: North Dakota, South Dakota, Nebraska, Kansas, Minnesota, Iowa, Missouri, Wisconsin, Indiana, Michigan, and Ohio.
Each "state" has the following:
-One nonfiction paragraph (one page in length)
-One page of comprehension questions and thinking beyond the text questions
-One page of vocabulary questions, a fact and opinion activity, and a conversation starter
-One nonfiction paragraph (same as above) to target articulation with a place to write what sound your student(s) are working on
-One page of articulation and phonemic awareness activities