Writing Activity for Describing Using Real Photos | Speech Therapy

Writing Activity for Describing Using Real Photos | Speech Therapy
Writing Activity for Describing Using Real Photos | Speech Therapy
Writing Activity for Describing Using Real Photos | Speech Therapy
Writing Activity for Describing Using Real Photos | Speech Therapy
Writing Activity for Describing Using Real Photos | Speech Therapy
Writing Activity for Describing Using Real Photos | Speech Therapy
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SLPs frequently target describing as a therapy objective, primarily through spoken language. However, writing is a vital skill that many students with language disorders struggle with daily. This activity was designed at 2 levels of differentiation to target describing while writing.

Ten real-life photographs are provided, with 5 depicting people/actions and 5 depicting animals and places. At the first differentiation level, question prompts are listed along with fill-in-the-blank sentences. Students practice noticing descriptive details, syntax, vocabulary, and writing by completing the sentences appropriately. At the second differentiation level, questions prompts are listed with empty lines for students to generate their own descriptions.

The photographs/writing pages are provided in two formats. First, as a printable with a photograph at the top of the page and the writing prompts/space below. Second, the photographs are provided separately in both PDF and PPT formats. These can be used as a no-print option on your iPad, computer, or SmartBoard OR printed and laminated to be used again and again. The writing prompts/space for this option are provided two to a page for a printing.


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Acquire and use accurately a range of general academic and domain-specific words and phrases sufficient for reading, writing, speaking, and listening at the college and career readiness level; demonstrate independence in gathering vocabulary knowledge when encountering an unknown term important to comprehension or expression.
Demonstrate understanding of figurative language, word relationships, and nuances in word meanings.
Determine or clarify the meaning of unknown and multiple-meaning words and phrases by using context clues, analyzing meaningful word parts, and consulting general and specialized reference materials, as appropriate.
Apply knowledge of language to understand how language functions in different contexts, to make effective choices for meaning or style, and to comprehend more fully when reading or listening.
Produce clear and coherent writing in which the development, organization, and style are appropriate to task, purpose, and audience.
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