Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Criteria Charts for Speech & Language {FREEBIE} edition

When I'm in and out of classrooms on my school campus, I see lots of things like this.

And this.

And this.

We are all about criteria here.  Teachers are constantly being encouraged to have students self-assess and give feedback on how they are performing.  If they have a clear cut goal and know what they need to do in order to get there, it's a little easier for them to reach that goal.

I really wanted to implement this system in my speech room to have a consistency with what my kids are learning in their classrooms.  Plus, I want to give them as much exposure to having to rate/assess themselves as possible, since that concept alone is hard for my language disordered students.

I created some charts with visuals and have already found that help my kids so much.  When they are paying attention to how they do, they put forth much more effort.  Now, I'm in the process of creating a huge packet with lots of specific speech and language objectives as well as blank editable pages!

But for now I've got this FREE version for you to check out.  :)

It includes 4 general criteria charts for language, articulation, voice, and fluency.

Student cards or strips, whatever way you'd like to use them

And 6 "Why don't I have it?" cards/chart.  This is my favorite part.  My kids can often look at their performance and tell whether or not they have mastered the skill, but they don't know why.  This will help pinpoint what they need to do different and whether or not it's something they can work harder to fix.

What do you think?  You can grab this freebie at my TPT store HERE!  Don't forget to leave some lovely feedback while you're there.  ;)

And stay tuned for the full version coming soon!

Monday, October 13, 2014

Common Core Task Cards for Speech Therapy K-2 {GIVEAWAY}

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 concepts, and grammar
There are 156 task cards in all.  Also included are the Common Core State Standards that are addressed in the packet.

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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