Friday, January 25, 2013

Speech Stories!

Happy Friday! I wanted to write a quick little post to share an idea with you that we did in speech this week. About once or twice a year, I like to let the kids make their own speech books. They always enjoy pulling out the crayons and making their own personalized book. The great thing about this activity is that it works for any level that the child is at in speech (word, sentence, or conversation) and it really emphasizes carryover because they love to share their book. I have found that speech books really make the students very aware of their speech sound goals they are working on.

To make the books, I use the large index cards and crayons. I prompt students to think of words that contain their target sound. Usually they are pretty good with this because we practice target words all the time. But some need some help, so a brainstorming list of target words is helpful too. Depending on the level of the child, have them write the word or make up a sentence for the word and illustrate a picture.

On the last page of the book, I add an autograph page. Students love getting their teachers and friends to sign their book after they have read it to them. This is awesome for carryover and homework!

2 comments:

  1. I LOVE this idea! This is so great for readers and writers but I can also see use for our PK kiddos by adding some target pictures (thanks to Jumbo artic book or even magazine pictures) to create a fun story they can practice at home each night before they go to bed. I am definitely using this idea! Thanks for sharing!!!!

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  2. My students love making their own homework pages...I never thought of making it into a book, but now we're going to start. This is such a great idea! Thanks for sharing it.

    Rebecca
    Talking With Rebecca

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