How To Improve and Take Data on Vocabulary In Speech Therapy How many of your students have vocabulary goals for Speech Therapy? #nearlyallofthem We know our students struggle with vocabulary. We can see it in their poor reading comprehension and oral expression. Vocabulary is vitally important. But man, it's a huge mountain to climb when faced with vocabulary as a goal. Where do we even start? … [Read more...] about Vocabulary Intervention in Speech Therapy
Who’s enjoying a great fall? I’m back to share 2 more books I will be using in my speech room this week and next. There is also a link to a freebie and craft ideas! Amazon Affiliate Links included Sharing the Bread: an Old-Fashioned Thanksgiving Story by Pat Z. Miller and Jill McElmurry. A sweet, rhythmic book. Maybe a book you wouldn't normally pick out, but it has exceptional … [Read more...] about Thanksgiving Week in Speech Therapy!
What fall books are you reading in your speech rooms? So many themed books to enrich your therapy sessions. Scarecrows, tractors, apples, turkeys.... so many more. Read on to get some book ideas and a freebie to download. If you are familiar with the Otis the Tractor books, you will not be disappointed with the fifth in the series, Otis and the Scarecrow by Loren Long. I like to refer to him … [Read more...] about Fall Books in Speech Therapy: Otis and the Scarecrow FREEBIE included!
I love incorporating books in my themed speech therapy activities. Bats. Just the thought of them creep people out. I would be one of those people. Read on to get ideas on incorporating vocabulary and figurative language in your speech therapy sessions. I find students are intrigued with bats and love learning about these neat creatures. Often lower elementary teachers do bat units and … [Read more...] about Fall Books for Speech Therapy: BATS!
Fall books to use in Speech Therapy What books do you pull out for the fall? Picture books about leaves changing color and falling to the ground are plentiful. I use Leaf Man, Red Leaf Yellow Leaf, The Golden Acorn, and The Fox and the Falling Leaves and thought I'd share how I use them. Seasonal books offer opportunities to target goals with themed vocabulary content. This post contains my … [Read more...] about Using Fall Books In Speech Therapy
Back to school picture books are a wonderful start to any school year. Reading them helps prepare kids and offers the opportunity to talk about things kids may have anxiety about. They are also an excellent opportunity to build vocabulary with some brilliant words in the simplest of books. If you are just joining me, see my first and second posts in the back-to-school picture books to build … [Read more...] about Picture Book Vocabulary -Strategy: Integration From Prior Knowledge
I'm back with the second round of back-to-school picture books as a powerful strategy for increasing vocabulary. I hope you enjoyed the first of the series here and downloaded the freebie here. This week we will look at another reading strategy and more great words. Strategy this week: Providing a Synonym As you are reading a book and come across a new word, a word your students may not know, or … [Read more...] about Back to School Picture Books to Build Vocabulary: 2nd edition