Friday, November 28, 2014

What's in Your Cart Linky

Today I’m’ linking up with Jenna over at Speech Room News as we get ready for the Big TpT Cyber Monday Sale! You can save up to 28% off for most purchases!
Here are some products I have made that are GREAT for the holiday season.




First, for the middle and high-school population I have Cool Christmas. Those of you who know my work already know you won’t be disappointed with the number of activities included in this packet. My favorites are Christmas Idioms/Phrases, Social Scenarios and Fun Facts. You might learn something from these yourself! Click below to go to my store and put this item in your cart!



The Village Tree is an ORIGINAL story that I wrote! With this packet you will get the story book AND the companion activity packet for a GREAT price!! The story targets basic concepts and social scenarios for young children. Click the picture and head over to my TpT store to put this in your cart!



Finally, I have A popular series that targets following complex directions. The latest installment will keep your students busy for a long time. It includes the winter holidays and the directions target temporal, directional, ordinal and conditional concepts as well as multiple modifiers. Click below to go to my store and add this popular item to your cart!


Now, on to my recommendations:

1) From Speech to the Core, I recommend her One Winter’s Day book companion. I proofread this item and it is great! Book companions are the perfect way to address the speech and language needs for groups. Click HERE to go to Lyndsey’s store and purchase this item!


2) From Speech Made Simple, I have her Winter Print and Go Packet currently in my cart. It looks great and is black-ink only, which tells me that there is minimal prep. Go HERE to put it in your cart!

3) From Pam Dahm, her Mitten Fold Out Story for Preschoolers looks absolutely fabulous. Anyone who uses “The Mitten” in speech therapy can use this to enhance comprehension and expression. Go HERE to grab this goodie!

Have fun shopping!


Tuesday, November 25, 2014

5-Star Ideas for SLP's: Click, Clack, Moo Cows that Type by Speech to the Core

One of the best ways to help students with language difficulties is to use book companions! Lyndsey Zurawski from Speech to the Core, has made an excellent companion packet for the popular book “Click, Clack, Moo, Cows that Type.” The book is written by Doreen Cronin and Betsy Lewin. You must purchase the book separately, but I would wager that 90% of all school libraries have this book available to borrow! It is a wonderful book for a variety ages with a fun focus on onomatopoeia. What’s onomatopoeia? A word whose sound imitates its meaning (e.g. “click” and “clack”).

Now, on to Lyndsey’s fabulous book companion.  It has many outstanding features and targets students in grades first through third. She lists specific links to the CCSS, which is a HUGE plus. Instructions are clear and concise. I really like that she has included actual pictures demonstrating how she uses anchor charts in a lesson. See below!



Next, she has included some great rubrics that are KID-FRIENDLY! These bright, colorful rubrics will help students understand what we are expecting them to do AND how they are performing.



Also included is a Tier 2 vocabulary list with worksheets that require the student to write a definition AND draw a picture illustrating the definition. There are assessment pages to measure a student’s vocabulary acquisition and comprehension of wh-questions. Makes taking data EASY! She also covers defining character traits (matching the descriptors to the character) as well as cause and effect relationships.



You will also find antonym and synonym cards that can be used to further improve vocabulary skills. In all, this is a fantastic book companion to Click, Clack, Moo that you will find useful for MANY of your students!




Click the log below for a link to Lynsdey's TpT store.



Looking for more 5-star ideas? Check out all of the sites listed below:

Speechasaurus

Speech Made Simple

The Speech Space

School Speech Therapy

The Speech Owl

Mrs. Jones Speech Room

The Pedi Speechie

Chit Chat and Small Talk



Have fun!







Sunday, November 16, 2014

Thanksgiving FREEBIE !!

Here is a great little FREEBIE to get you through the last week before Thanksgiving! What is the best thing about it? Well, yes, it is FREE! What’s the next best thing about it? It is that it is black-ink ONLY!  That means you can print it out at school. Finally, there is NO PREP needed for this activity other than printing it out. Yay!



The game boards are generic. You can use them with any activity to keep your students interested and motivated.




Included are game markers for you to use--those will require a little prep. Print and cut them out. Use card stock for added durability. You can put a small binder clip at the bottom instead of gluing the ends together. Very QUICK and EASY! Use the markers to get in a little extra practice with pronouns….especially for those that I find to be most often in error: HE and SHE!



What else can you do with this activity? Send it home so they can play at home! Pair it with a practice activity and this will keep them busy while the family prepares for Thanksgiving. Best of all….they can color their very own game board!  Kids LOVE it! Click on the picture below to go grab this FREEBIE!




Wishing you and your family a very Happy Thanksgiving!