This winter NO-prep progress monitoring activity is great for getting data during PLAY! It's developed for preschool to second graders. Print out the play dough mats (5 different mats included). Place them in a sheet protector and give each student some play dough. Use the tracing outlines to create each image. All the shapes are made from long skinny rolls, meaning even kids with fine motor difficulties can have success tracing these dough shapes!
Facilitate the language and articulation therapy through play. Utilize the five different data probing sheets to target the following skills:
Articulation (F/V, K/G, L, TH, R, S/Z, S blends, R blends, L blends)
Vocabulary: Labeling, Concepts, Categories, Functions
Phonological Awareness: Rhyming, Syllables, Blending, Initial Sounds
Questions & Directions: Yes/No, Who, What, When, Where, Why, 1-step, Before/After, If/Then
Grammar and Auditory Comprehension: Grammar Observations, Functions of Language, Listening Comprehension Story and Comprehension Questions.
You might want to check out these other dough activities:
Spin and Smash Articulation
Thanksgiving Dough & Data
Holiday Dough & Data
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