Are you using a cactus theme or are you just looking for some fun new materials? Then this bundle has got you covered!
This bundle includes the following three products:
1. "Stick" To The Topic - targeting comments and questions to maintain a conversation
2. Make It Stick - targets core curriculum vocabulary (geared towards grades 1-3 but a good review for all!)
3. "Stuck" On Artic - cut & Paste articulation activities for initial position /l, s, r, ch, sh, th/ and r-blends
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"STICK" TO THE TOPIC
Can your students "stick" to the topic? This product contains 300 hundred comments/questions for 30 different topics. Each topic has 10 comments, seven that "stick" to the topic and three that do not. Students will determine which is which by sorting the comments. This activity lends itself to great discussions about maintaining topics and why certain comments "stick" to the topic while others do not. Continue the activity by having students come up with their own comment or question for each of the topics.
A visual is included to help introduce the skill. There is a color version as well as a black & white version, and blank pages are also included for topics and comments to individualize the activity as needed. Additionally, self-monitoring cards are included to help with carryover of the skill into conversation.
Directions: Page 3
Skill Visual (Keep A Conversation Going By "Sticking" To The Topic): Page 4
Topic Categories: Pages 5-9, Blank Page 10
Topic Comments: Pages 11-25, Blank Page 26
Cactus/Off-Topic Visuals: Pages 27-36, Color Pages 27-31, B&W Pages 32-36
Self-Monitoring cards: Pages 37-40
Print the skill visual (if using it), topic card(s), the corresponding comment page(s), a cactus board, and an off-topic page. The color version can be printed on cardstock and laminated for multiple uses or the black & white version can be used as a cut & paste activity.
Velcro, glue, or simply place the off-topic comment board under the cactus board. Choose a theme, then have the student cut out the comments and complete the activity. There are 10 comments/questions for each conversational topic. Seven of those “stick” to the topic and three do not. Continue the activity by having students come up with their own comment or question that “sticks” to the topic.
There are self-monitoring cards included for students to practice making comments and asking questions in conversation. The first board allows for one comment and one question – the student will check or “X” the box as they complete the task. The second board allows for up to five comments/questions.
MAKE IT STICK
Is learning new vocabulary difficult for your students? Then "Make It Stick" with this fun vocabulary activity! This product includes 40 core curriculum vocabulary words (10 math, 10 ELA, 10 science, 10 social studies) paired with definitions for a matching activity. After reviewing the vocabulary words and definitions, there is a practice worksheet called "In your own words" to help with generalization. Students will pick a vocabulary card, and write the word on the line, write their own definition, and then draw a picture.
There is also a word list and cactus visuals included so as students learn and review new words, they can keep track of the words they know by gluing them onto the visual.
Vocabulary Matching Cards:
Words (Pages 3-9, Blank Page 10)
Definitions (Pages 11-17)
Word List (Page 18)
Visuals (Pages 19-26)
Vocabulary Practice Worksheet:
In my own words (Page 27)
Geared towards grades 1-3 but a good review for all!
"STUCK" ON ARTIC
Print and go with these no prep cactus cut & paste articulation worksheets. Target sounds included are initial position /l, s, r, ch, sh, th/ and r-blends. The target sounds are listed on the bottom of each page for easy reference.
Print out the needed pages. Have students cut out the target pictures and practice as they are gluing them on the page. You can also introduce a spinner or dice for students to practice an increased number of times. For practice in higher level contexts, students can practice the words in structured phrases/sentences, such as “stuck on _______.”
The blank worksheet can be used with any articulation pictures resource.