I am really excited to show you my newest addition to the No Frills Articulation line.  No Frills Articulation: Roll it, Say it, Color it!   This set of worksheets is used with dice and crayons/markers to motivate students to practice a variety of sounds in all positions of words. The sounds included are: CH, F, G, K, L, R, S, SH, TH, V, and Z.  All sounds are presented in the initial, medial, and final positions of words. To use these worksheets, students roll one or two dice, and say the corresponding word.  I like to have the students say the word the number of times that is on the dice.  Then, students are able to color in the dice.  Students can compete to see who colors in all of the dice first.  You can also send these worksheets home as homework. There are two types of worksheets.  The first uses one die: The second uses two dice: My students love to color while practicing their articulation words, and these worksheets have been a great way to engage my s...
This week is going to be fun!  If you haven't heard yet, there is going to be a big, site-wide TpT sale on Thursday and Friday in celebration of 3 million teachers joining their site.  3 million!  That is a lot of teachers!  You can get up to 28% off of all of your purchases!  I am linking up with Jenna over at Speech Room News  to share with you a few things that I really love to use in my speech room, and also what is in my cart for the big sale. My store is going to participate in the sale, and when you use the code TPT3 you will be able to get 28% off of anything you purchase from my store!  I wanted to share a few things you might be interested to add to your cart:   A Year of Speech and Language Homework Calendars {BUNDLE} If you participated in last month's SLP Freebie Frenzy, you may have checked out my February articulation and language calendars.  If you liked them, and want the rest of the year, this would be a great time to purchase the bundle! ...
I had the last week off to enjoy with my family.  We went down to Fort Myers, Florida, where we had absolutely awesome weather and enjoyed every last second.  We are back now, but I am still feeling the euphoria of a mid-winter break!  So, how about a giveaway? I want to give you the chance to win a copy of each of my Common Core Daily Language Workouts.  I really love using these with my RTI students.  I have so much information to bring to the table now when we are talking about how students use language, especially as it relates to Common Core State Standards. One lucky winner will receive a copy of each of the following: Kindergarten Common Core Daily Language Workout First Grade Common Core Daily Language Workout Second Grade Common Core Daily Language Workout You can enter to win right here: a Rafflecopter giveaway Thanks so much for entering!  Thanks for helping me to extend my euphoria!!!! Jen...
  Well, it took me long enough, but I finally finished my Second Grade Common Core Daily Language Workout!  I am so sorry that it was such a long time coming!  Thank you to everyone who has used my Kindergarten and First Grade versions, and provided me with great feedback!   Now, let me present... Second Common Core Daily Language Workout is a great way to track progress using an RTI approach. This workout is very similar to my Kindergarten and First Grade workouts. There are 15 Second Grade Common Core State Standards that are addressed in this ten week packet.  The standards that are included are as follows: Key Ideas and Details  RL.2.1  Ask and answer such questions as who, what, where, when, why, and how to demonstrate understanding of key details in text.  RL.2.9  Compare and contrast two or more versions of the same story. Text Types and Purposes W.2.1  Write opinion pieces in which they introduce the topic or book they are writing about, state an op...
This weeks featured book companion is from Tracy Morlan of Gold Country SLP.  The book is Sheep in a Jeep! by Nancy Shaw .          This book companion is great because Tracy includes CCSS citations for each activity, and even gives you some IEP goals that could align with each activity. Activities included are: Story Sequencing Cards- These are cute pictures that can be used to retell the story, or sequence parts of the story. Story Comprehension Questions- The questions are all yes/no questions relating to the story.  There are twelve question cards in this activity. Auditory Discrimination of CVC words- This is a list of words that you can read to students.  Students decide whether or not the two words rhyme. Phonemic Awareness Activity- Rhyming- This is a simple board where students point to the words that rhyme with sheep.  I included the words from the articulation activity with this picture, because I think they would be a great way to t...
Ok, I have to admit, I am so done with  completely and absolutely over winter!  But, I do have to admit that when the snow is falling and really white, it can be beautiful.  We got another 4-6 inches this morning, but were still at school.  This picture was taken just as the snow was finishing falling.  This is a courtyard at my school.  It is beautiful in the spring and fall when everything is in bloom.  But, I thought it was beautiful today with all of the snow too. One of my favorite children's books is The Snowy Day  by Ezra Jack Keats.  It is one book that I really remember from my childhood.  I have always loved the colors and pictures in this book.  During the last two weeks, we have shared this book with our social-language group. If you haven't heard about our social-language group before, it is a group of students with ASD (Autism Spectrum Disorder) that I co-teach with the school social worker at my school.  We work on both functional communication skills ...
This week was a little strange again in terms of me actually seeing students.  We had another snow day in my district, and then my own kids had an additional snow day in the district where I live.  There are definitely problems when you work in a different district than where you live!  Anyway, I was able to try out a great book companion this week with some of my students.  The book is Good Night Gorilla by Peggy Rathmann.  The book companion that I used with this cute book was Good Night Gorilla Book Companion by Carly Fowler of Happily SLP. I love using this book in therapy for my younger students because there are very few words.  It is essentially a wordless picture book.  It is great for describing and vocabulary.  Here is a sampling of some of the great activities that Carly included in her book companion: Vocabulary Cards- These were great to help students use the vocabulary to describe pictures in the story.  You could also print two copies of these cards and...