With this month being right after the excitement of Halloween, I like to regroup for a couple weeks before we start gearing up for Thanksgiving fun. I hope your students love these activities as much as mine do! Once you’ve finished reading this post, be sure to enter your name and email to grab your FREE copy of these November speech therapy lesson plans.
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Week 1: Veterans Day and Election Day
BOOKS: So You Want to Be President?, Looking at Lincoln, If I Ran for President This week is a great opportunity to incorporate non-fiction books into your therapy sessions. Looking at Lincoln has beautiful artwork and really helps kids see how relevant and influential Lincoln still is today. It’s also a great way to use a more curriculum-based approach to speech therapy.
ARTICULATION: Articulation 50 Trials (quarters and pennies pages)
LANGUAGE: Election Day Lapbook
Week 2: Squirrels and Acorns
BOOKS: The Golden Acorn, Because of an Acorn, Scaredy Squirrel The Golden Acorn is a newer addition to my collection that I use to teach character point of view and setting. Its theme of teamwork ties in especially well to my group sessions. (You can also download the free language bookmark to use with it!) Because of an acorn uses minimal text to show how everything in our ecosystem is connected.
Week 3: Scarecrows, Pumpkins, and Thanksgiving
BOOKS: Bear Says Thanks, Turkey Trouble, Balloons Over Broadway, 10 Turkeys in the Road Even though this is my final week before break, I’ve included Thanksgiving activities for this week and next. This will give you the flexibility to pick your favorites (or use them throughout the month if you prefer). I also know that some of my fellow SLPs will be working next week, and if that’s you, I’ve got your covered! When working with older students, I use the non-fiction Balloons Over Broadway with my older students, while I use the imaginative Turkey Trouble with my younger students.
ARTICULATION: Fall Quick-Play, Thanksgiving Match & Say, Thanksgiving book companions Thanksgiving Match & Say is a must-have for younger mixed groups. It even comes with a printable and digital version that’s perfect for teletherapy!
Week 4: Thanksgiving
LANGUAGE: Thanksgiving Build-A-Face, Thanksgiving Dice & Dot As promised, here are even MORE Thanksgiving-themed books and activities! I always include the Thanksgiving Dice & Dot activity in my plans since it’s NO PREP and can be completed at home if we run out of time before break. (I like to offer a treat for those who practice and bring it back after the holidays.)
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