Today is Monday and I’m not at work! I’m sitting on my couch and enjoying a nice cup of tea on this muggy October day. It’s fall break down here, so we get a couple of days to recoup and rest and gear up for the crazy school days ahead. Fortunately for me, this means I get a little time to devote to my blog. Oh, how I’ve missed you.
Here in Louisiana we are currently using the Common Core State Standards as the basis for our curriculums across the state. Though our governor and state superintendent of education are in a bit of a dispute right now over it, we as educators are still trucking along, educating our children, and using these rigorous standards the best way we can…whether or not we agree with it.
As an SLP, I see the standards that apply to my students and immediately deconstruct them in my head. I try to see the underlying skills that my kids may not be able to do and try to bridge that gap. Now, this is obviously easier said than done. Sometimes the gap is so wide that it’s looking like the Atchafalaya Bridge, but hey you’ve got to start somewhere.
My new product was made to specifically help address some of the CC standards in my speech room and I know you are going to love it as much as I do!
Enter: Common Core Task Cards for Speech Therapy K-2!
This download includes 12 cards for each of the following areas:
- Kindergarten – WH questions, phonological awareness, language concepts, and grammar
- First Grade – WH questions, phonological awareness, language concepts, and grammar
- Second Grade – WH questions, vocabulary, language con
cepts, and grammar
I love these cards because I can use them in so many different ways. They’re great for practicing in the therapy room or on-the-go. You can use them as a ticket out the door activity, out in the hallways, or even to bring them into a classroom. Sometimes we’ll review a card or 2 if we have a few minutes left in a session.
Assembling them is easy. Just print on card stock, laminate, and cut them out. Then punch a hole in the corner and attach a book ring.
There are deck covers for each area. You can put all the cards for the grade on one large book ring or put them each on individual small rings.
What do you think? Is this something that might help you? 🙂 You can find it in my TPT store here!
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Becky Smith says
These would be great for those extra few minutes at the end of the session! It would also be perfect to take into the classroom as an extra task for inclusion. I’m not required to use CC yet, but I try to line up to it as much as possible.
I would love to use these as a warm-up to speech sessions. I also think they would be wonderful to give students to use while waiting for their turn during sessions.
Carly Fowler says
I really like this product and hope you come out with an older grade level. I would use this a lot with my students, especially as my students’ classrooms are a long way from the speech room. This would also be good for my lower verbal students as they include picture choices.
I would use this during walks to and from the speech room and with the busy students. These are great.
I think these look great! I would probably hang them on my wall by the door and use them as an exit slip before the kiddos leave.
This would be great to use while walking between the classroom and my room.
The Speech Owl says
I would love to use these as quick checks and quick skill reviews between activities or in the hallway! Great idea! Thanks!
I would use this as quick skill reviews at the end of a session when I have 1 or 2 minutes left.
What a great product! Our state has decided not to use these standards next year, but these cards are still extremely helpful for the students on my caseload.
I love these for so many reasons! They could be a quick check or when you have those few extra minutes! I bet the classroom teachers would love them to when they need to fill a few minutes before specials or assembly.
Alana V says
These look like great activities for extra practice when there may be some “downtime” between turns or at the end of the session. Also, I could definitely see using these for quick drill sessions or for data collection.
Sara-You, Me and Anthropologie says
I often see groups of kids who are in different classrooms and sometimes, we have to wait a few minutes for a student to finish up a test or assignment. This would be great for me to use with the kids who I’m waiting with 🙂
Alexis True says
These are great! I’d probably use them to/from classrooms, as fillers during speech sessions, and/or as quick data checks.