How do you feel about going back to school? There are such a wide variety of feelings! Check out this word cloud and see what resonates with you.
This word cloud, made using Wordle, is one of the activities on my back to school plans. It is fun and easy to use, as all students need to do is type on some text, hit “go” and then play with the fonts, color and layouts. This is a naturalt for vocabulary goals, including describing and naming objects in a category. I could also see using it for making inferences- show the students a picture and see what words they have for telling what they know as well as making an inference. Have you ever used this type of activity? Which goal areas did you incorporate?
To help you with activities to meet other areas of speech/language therapy needs, the SLPs at Speech Spotlight have you covered with a variety of freebies for back to school!
This cute little story shows step by step sequences to build vocabulary and language for back to school routine.
This free training guide can make explaining to new teachers so much easier! It is a terrific guide for SLPs new to AAC use, too!
This cute little set of cards covers common categories, inclusion and exclusion, with great graphics!
This fun ‘AR’ set offers 2 game boards and cards for the word and sentence levels! Sweet!
It has a handout that parents can take home showing which skills are at, above or below average. Quick, easy, pretty and oh-so-useful!
This great freebie has following directions and lots of cute back to school graphics for open ended speech and language use, along with ideas!
Try out this variety for working on your students’ social language skills in the areas of friendship, getting along, emotions, perspective taking and bullying.
This reinforcement system is cute, easy to copy and use!
Work on verbs and have fun blowing bubbles, too!
Color in fall apples after responding- quick, easy and lots of fun!
For more helpful back to school ideas, check out these blog posts on our individual blogs:
Wishing you a wonderful school year! ~Linda