Are you a school based SLP
that works with K-2 students
with language disorders
? Do you like to go into the Special Education classroom to provide push-in language support
t? If you said, "yes" to these questions, then this Squirrel Themed Push-In Language Lesson Plan Guide
will support the busy speech pathologist in the following ways:
❤️Save time lesson planning
❤️Increase student engagement during the lesson
❤️Help the classroom teacher learn how to implement language during the academic school day
The language activities in this set include tips and tricks for how to do push-in speech therapy
. There is also a cheat sheet guide
with recommended books (links include to YouTube videos or amazon), links to themed movement
videos, Included is a Squirrel Google Slide presentation
to use on a Smartboard or laptop, and language extension activities using squirrel vocabulary
. The cheat sheet lesson plan guide has links to the common core standards that the activities are targeting.
Not really able to push-in therapy, but love using themed language activities
? SLPs can still use these squirrel language activities in their small group sessions
Included in this resource:
⭐How to use these lessons in the classroom and/or in a small group.
⭐Tips and tricks for doing push in speech & language support in the classroom.
⭐Blank lesson plan template (2 versions) to fill out before the push in lesson. Fill out with the teacher if you have collaboration time. A digital copy is included on google slides to edit and share with the teacher.
⭐Letter home to parents/guardian about additional language activities to support the squirrel theme.
⭐Squirrel Push-In Lesson Cheat Sheet – A digital version is included in the google slides (fonts: KG Primary Penmanship).
⭐Cheat Sheet Guide for instructional aids and teachers for category sort and squirrel/acorn craft
⭐Squirrel category sort - Help the squirrels gather acorns. Put the correct acorn items into the tree category groups. Print out trees and attach to bins or containers. Print out acorns and laminate/cut out. Have students sort the acorns into the correct tree bin.
⭐Yes/No Anchor chart to answer yes/no questions about school supplies and visual sentence frames to work on category and noun function
⭐Visual sentence strips to work on category groups and noun function with the acorn noun items.
⭐Squirrel/acorn craft and CORE board visuals to faciliate functional communication.
⭐Who Has The Acorn? Turn taking & asking “who” questions with peers. Print up the acorns, laminate if desired and cut out. Have all the students close their eyes. Explain that if the student gets an acorn that they have to keep it a secret. When all the items are hidden, pick a student or students to ask his/her peers if they have the item? Continue this activity until all the acorns are found. Use real acorns if you have them!
⭐Squirrel preposition Simon Says game with visual sentence frames.
⭐Cheat sheet for instructional aids and teachers for Who Has The Acorn? game & Simon Says.
⭐Google slides: Included in this lesson plan is a .digital google slide that works on answering wh-questions, and learning vocabulary to describe squirrels.
⭐Digital lesson planner that you can email and share with the classroom teacher. Add links to videos or activities that the teacher may need to access from their computer. The lesson plan cheat sheet is also available in a Google Slide form, so you can share with teachers or access digitally during the lesson.
⭐Digital parent letter home to send via email. To customize, you can edit the blank template included.
Need more themed push-in language activities? Here are some more themes that will help you save time planning:
Beach Themed Push-In Language Lesson Guide
Camping Themed Push-In Language Lesson Plan Guide
Ice Cream Themed Push-In Language Lesson Plan Guide
Back To School Push-In Language Lesson Plan Guide
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