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Monday, 28 September 2020

Little Red Riding Hood


Use this 33-page pack for a week's worth of activities in speech therapy or as literacy centers in your classroom!

Read your book every day and then follow up with these great activities:


Monday-describing & attributes
Tuesday-beginning sounds
Wednesday-categories
Thursday-story sequence 2 versions
Friday-plurals
Bonus-articulation for /g/, /l/ and /r/
wh questions.









 

Tuesday, 22 September 2020

Teletherapy Idea- Goldilocks!

 


Can't come up with anything for therapy? Try a YouTube video and have the child answer questions and sequence the video!

Also, you can try my Goldilocks Companion!


















 

Thursday, 17 September 2020

The Wheels on the Bus

 Here are some fun and cute activities that you can use with The Wheels on the Bus theme!😊




To make it fun, we need to incorporate many areas: play, hands-on learning, interactive, etc. Some of the activities are even appropriate for teletherapy!




 I have incorporated many activities in this pack, fine motor skills, language skills, language centers and below is a fun video you can watch. You will also want to do the hand motions too!





Wednesday, 16 September 2020

Apple Themed Activities!

 


Here are Apple theme activities that are good for preschool, kindergarten and grade 1. It is a really nice theme to pair with a sensory bin!

Some activities target speech, language and fine motor skills.

The OT centers are meant to target fine motor skills that include printing practice, Q-tips, playdoh, blocks and erasers. These centers target hand strength, manipulation, and other fine motor skills needed for young children need.

You can use each of them any way you like them but here are some suggestions:

•Playdoh- the child can use the black and white version to color, or make a face (targeting emotions) in the apple. With the color version, you can use play-doh to practice the outline of the apple or mini erasers.

•Q-tip- using paint, the children can outline the apples. Make sure to cut the Q-tip in half to encourage proper pencil grasp.

•Alphabet practice- can use with dry erase markers, or printing practice in a sensory bin (rice/sand, etc.).

•Number practice- you can have the students practice writing the numbers or put blocks/small erasers that represent the number shown.

These centers are meant to target speech and language skills -like vocabulary, category naming, concepts, phoneme identification, and phoneme counting. Most of these are all skills children need to master before they start to read.

You can use each of them any way you like them but here are some suggestions:

•Apple Basket Categories- depending on the age and skill level you can use as many or as few categories as you like. For young children, you can start with 2 very different categories: for example animals and food. As the children progress, you can make the activity more difficult: animals with fur and animals with feathers. Some other ideas are farm animal/forest animals, ocean animals/ land animals, vehicles that go on land /ocean, etc. Many of the pictures may apply to several groups. Again, use your judgement to include the pictures that will work best for your group.

•One sheet Language center- if you are in a pinch try the no-prep sheet, you can use page 29 for your group and go through the sheet individual, or as a group.

•Category name- if your children are writing they can pick a card from the pile (cut and laminate page 36 and place all pictures in a pile) as they pull a card they can label the category name and write it down. If your children are younger they can just verbally label the category name. Many of the pictures can be called different names (animals/farm animals/pets). Snowman (things outside, things you find in winter, cold things, etc., again, use your judgment as to whether the answer is correct or not. To extend the activity you can have the student name more items from that category.

•Concepts- have the children circle the correct concept. To extend, you can use manipulatives to show the concepts cards around the classroom or use manipulatives with a small group.

•Identify the digraph- have the children pick one of the cards (again cut, laminate and place in a pile) then have the children say the word and place it on the correct apple according to the sound they heard. You can use 1 or 2 sounds or all 3 depending on age and skill.










 












Monday, 14 September 2020

Books Online

Are you looking for ways to build emergent literacy skills in young children?

As we have entered the era of COVID and we are now doing homeschool and a lot of online learning we need to remember books. I love books online and I love how books can increase so many language skills!

Here is a video about turning book reading into a conversation with the fun children’s book Good Night, Gorilla.



Here are some activities I found on Pinterest!


Wednesday, 9 September 2020

CVC Center for Fall!

 CVC Center 



We need a quick center for all of our kids that will be in the classroom! It needs to be useful and low prep, in case we have to look after 100 other things! LOL


First - you can use this as a CVC center. 

Second, you can use it as a phoneme center- segmenting the sounds in words.

Thirdly, you can use it as a rhyming center.

Any order you like!!

CVC Center



In order to make it COVID friendly, you can laminate and use wipes and hand sanitizer between children. 




Sunday, 6 September 2020

Fall Activities

Autumn Literacy Pack

Autumn Literacy Pack
Great for pre-k, kindergarten and grade 1!

  • Activities include:
  • Syllable sort
  • Beginning sounds
  • Printing practice
  • Writing prompts
  • Black and white home reader
  • Comprehension questions
  • Colored class reader in the Brown Bear format.
  • Sequence activity
41 pages in all

*** updated- made a few revisions and made it more printer friendly!
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Autumn Literacy Pack

Autumn Literacy Pack
 Autumn Literacy Pack