After using some awesome story companions from a few of my very talented bloggy friends, I forgot how much I really loved incorporating literature themes into my sessions. I do it all the time with my preschoolers. Because I do inclusion for language in my older grades, I rarely get the chance to use it with my language groups. With… Read More
Too Many Tamales Sequencing & More
Have any of you read the book Too Many Tamales by Gary Soto? It’s such a cute book to read with your kiddos. I usually communicatively read through it with my 2nd – 5th graders to work on those higher level language targets. Here’s why I <3 this book: It’s great to show how another culture celebrates Christmas. I like to get… Read More
Angry Birds Teach Main Idea: Lesson & Game!
Ok, I am all about keeping my students motivated to learn new concepts. Sometimes it feels like the only way to keep their attention is to sing and dance and stand on your head…and then that only works once. Haha. I’ve also found that using things that are interesting to them is a very helpful tool to keep them engaged…. Read More
Figurative Language Freebies!
So in our parish, we do full inclusion. That means I see all my language kids in the regular classroom, usually in ELA. NO language pull-out groups! As therapists we really have to think outside the box to come up with activities and lessons that will address their language goals in the regular classroom setting. Last week, my 4th grade language kids were working… Read More