35 total pages of articulation words! (plus pages for: instructions, home letter, ghosts)
Articulation (word only, no pictures) practice for: /s, s blends, l, l blends, r, r blends, sh, ch, j, k, g, p, b, m, n, t, d, f, v/. Initial and Final positions of words included (except for blends). I did NOT include any medial positions! Again, note that the articulation words are printed, I did NOT include articulation pictures!
This lesson can be used in a variety of ways:
Make the lesson with the student during the speech session. Print and cut apart the ghosts and words ahead of time. The student can glue the words to the BACK side of the ghosts as they say the word as practice. Do NOT glue the words to the front side of the ghosts! This way, you can put the ghosts face side up for a hide & seek or ‘pick from a pile’ game. (You could also print doubles so that you can play Memory.) The game can then be played during therapy and sent home for homework!
If you do not want to make the lesson during the session, pre-make everything you need. You can also make and keep a copy for yourself. I suggest laminating the ghosts too. If it is your teacher copy, you do not need the parent letter, but you could use it to store the cards if you want to.
How to Play the Game:
You can: 1) Hide the ghosts (ghost side up, word side down) around the room, or 2) Place all of the ghosts (ghost side up, word side down) in a pile, or basket. Take turns finding or picking ghost cards. The adult says the word on the ghost card, the child/student repeats the word (you can choose between levels: word 1x, word 2x word 3x, or use the word in a sentence). If the student/child finds a Spooky Ghost card, they keep the card. You can add the option of giving a small piece of candy, snack, or treat for each “Spooky Ghost” card they find! Otherwise, at the end of the game, count to see who has the most “Spooky Ghost” cards. The winner is the person who found the most Spooky Ghosts! You can decide if the winner, or everyone, receives a special treat! I sometimes give goldfish crackers, gummy bears, candy corn, or Halloween stickers.
A homework letter to parents is included! Simply print the page, fold it in half, and use a glue stick to glue the sides (NOT the top) together. You could also tape or staple the sides together. The bottom is already sealed by the fold. The top remains open. This will create a pocket for you to put the practice cards in. The instructions will now be on the front of your pocket and the practice words fit nicely inside!
***NOTE: I have ONLY included printed words for articulation practice. Pictures of the practice words are NOT included. If you prefer to use pictures, you may choose to use any pre-made articulation pictures from other companies. Simply cut the pictures you want, and glue the pictures to the BACK side of the ghosts.
Created by: J. Callaway, M.S., CCC-SLP
Ghost clipart by: http://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Store/The-Enlightened-Elephant