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Free Thanksgiving or Fall Articulation Activities

7 Nov

My free Thanksgiving or Fall themed articulation activities for /s/, /z/, and /r/ are now up on Teachers Pay Teachers. Click here to get them.

It includes Thanksgiving/fall themed lists of 30 words for /s/, /z/, and /r/. I use the lists for the whole month and have my students highlight 10 words each week as their words to practice that week and do as homework.

It also includes a bingo game that has Thanksgiving/fall words that have both an /s/ or /z/ and an /r/ sound so it is perfect for mixed articulation groups.

Enjoy!

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Thanksgiving and Fall Free TPT Finds for Speech Therapy

31 Oct

November is almost here! That means putting away all my Halloween activities and pulling out Thanksgiving and fall themed activities. Once again, Teachers Pay Teachers has been a treasure trove of free activities that I can use in speech therapy this month.

First up, Thanksgiving Bingo Create Your Own Luck from Jason’s Online Classroom. What I love about this bingo board set is that kids get to make their own bingo boards with the cute pictures. I use the “creating” of the bingo boards time to target following and giving directions (i.e. “first glue the pumpkin, then glue the scarecrow”, “glue the turkey under the apples). Once the bingo boards are created, it is easy to target several language or articulation goals while playing. I will pull out a picture and ask a “wh” question as the clue (i.e. “What month is Thanksgiving in?”) or for kids that are working on describing I will have them pull out a picture and have them give a clue (i.e. this is something that changes color and falls from trees).

Next, is  the Thanksgiving Roll A Turkey Freebie. I love this style of game because you can work on any goal while playing it. It is similar to the Roll a Scarecrow game that I wrote about in my Halloween Freebies Post.

I also found two nice freebies for prepositions (Thanksgiving Preposition Concept Matching Game) and following directions (Thanksgiving Following Directions Freebie).

Finally, for my students that are working on describing similarities and differences I found the Thanksgiving Compare Contrast Cards.

I am working on a Thanksgiving/fall articulation freebie that I will hopefully be able to get posted soon!

Update:  My S/Z/R Sound Thanksgiving/Fall Freebie is now up on TPT. Click here to get it. It includes word lists and bingo games.

Halloween Articulation Word Search Freebies

9 Oct

My articulation students always seem to enjoy word searches and I like using them in therapy because they are a quiet activity a student can work on while I am working with another student on their sound. Tonight I created a couple Halloween themed articulation word searches for my /r/ and /s/ kids that I can use in the coming weeks. I called them “Spooky Word Searches” in case you cannot refer to Halloween at your school or prefer not too.

Here is a preview of the /r/ word search:

Halloween Articulation ActivityThe word searches are available for FREE on Teachers Pay Teachers here.

Halloween TPT Freebie Finds for Speech Therapy

7 Oct

PumpkinThis week I pulled out my “The Little Old Lady Who Was Not Afraid of Anything” book as my first Halloween theme activity for the month. I blogged about how much I love this book for speech therapy a few years ago. You can read that post here.

Today I had mostly articulation groups, so I hopped on Teachers Pay Teachers to see if I could find any free activities to pair with the book for my articulation groups and found a couple great activities!

First, I found the Spooky Speech: Halloween Articulation Word Lists and Activities pack from Danielle Reed. This awesome pack has Halloween theme articulation lists for several different sounds and a few activities. I used the “R” list with my 5th grade artic kids today and they really enjoyed it. I had them highlight 10 words they wanted to practice today and we used those words throughout the session. Those words will then be their homework words for the week. Because there are so many words on the list, I plan on having them keep the list all month long to highlight more words each week to work on in our session and then do for homework. Hooray for a whole month of homework planned!

My next freebie find that I will use with all my elementary groups while we are reading through “The Little Old Lady” is from Sped-Ventures Roll or Spin a Scarecrow – Fall/Halloween Center Activity. I printed out the “roll a scarecrow” page from this pack to use as a quick turn-taking game for drilling language and articulation targets. I gave each kid a blank piece of paper to draw their scarecrow and we all loved seeing their silly drawings.

Love the amazing free finds you can find on TPT!

Speech Therapy Sortable Excel Caseload Freebie!

5 Sep

It was my first day back at school today and with a totally new caseload the word of the day is organization! In my effort to organize my caseload in a way where I can quickly sort kids by name, grade, IEP due date, or any number of things I created this Sortable Excel Speech Therapy Caseload Chart Template.

Caseload Summary Chart PreviewYou can also change the column titles if something else would work better for you. Available for the best price, FREE! Get it here on Teachers Pay Teachers.

Articulation Data Sheet and Progress Charting Freebies!

3 Sep

As promised in my post a few days ago here are two revamped data sheets. I work with a SLPA so it is important for us to have a common, easy to use system to record data and I think these fit the bill.

The Articulation Data Sheet is designed to allow for very fast data collection which is so important when you are working with groups of kids. I tried to make it as user friendly as possible and easy to track a child’s progress with just a glance. It is available as a FREE download over on Teachers Pay Teachers. It is a word document so you can edit it to enter in your child’s information and goals.

Articulation Data Sheet

This year I also want to do a much better job of making my students accountable for their own progress. I created this Articulation Progress Monitoring Charts printable so that they can take ownership of their articulation goals and visually chart how they are doing. I also plan on sending them home to parents as the child fills them in as a way of keeping the parents updated on their child’s progress. It is also available as a FREE download on Teachers Pay Teachers so hop on over there and scoop it up!

Artic Progress Monitoring Charts

I hope these will help you speed up and ease your articulation data taking and progress monitoring!