Monday, December 2, 2013

The Old Lady Who Swallowed a Bell Free Printables


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I have spent my day working with Kiddos on retelling the story, naming synonyms, finding rhymes and looking for their speech sounds in the book

“There Was an Old Lady who Swallowed a Bell!”

Written by Lucille Colandro and Illustrated by Jared Lee. 

Until I can make my own book companion pack that has everything I really need just the way I want it,  I scoured Pinterest and Teachers Pay Teachers finding freebies that I can use right now!
Bright Concepts for Teachers
has a great 5 page freebie including story props to retell the story and a writing CRAFT-tivity. Click the Picture to go to her TpT store

I am using the Pictures from this on a story stick or laminated and Velcro-ed as a great way to work on ordinal numberswhile retelling a story.   

My kids are coloring the images while they wait on a turn and we are making the retelling bags before Christmas Break to take home and retell to their Families

Click the affiliate link to above or below to get the book - ships super fast and free if you are a PRIME member!  I love Amazon Prime!
Or try the book along with a CD with the wacky song.


~ Alicia ~

Tuesday, November 19, 2013

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Cute Freebie. Reduced from 2.99 for a limited time..
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Monday, July 29, 2013

OCEAN THEMED Language and Literacy Pack...

I have finished my ocean themed unit and I am in love.  I am using graphics from DJ Inkers that are just adorable!  In your busy setting you can use these activities and games in a variety of ways.  I hope you love it as much as I do.   Click HERE to go to my store or on the pictures below!!
  Use this ocean board with your students in a writing center or with your AAC/AT clients verbal/non verbal to get them participating in writing (by pointing and you write) and expressively responding in a variety of activities.
 portion of the open-ended game board,
 6 different ocean bingo plus calling cards
 ocean foldable to write facts under each key vocabulary term

Vocabulary Cards
Riddle Cards
Riddle Response Sheet
Syllable Sorting Headers
Syllable response sheet
2 ocean themed vocabulary boards or writing boards (color coded by parts of speech and black white)
Sentence writing response sheet
Ocean Game Board
Write the room response sheet
Illustrate and draw it response sheet
Word wall cards
Read it, make it, write it mats
Vertebrate vs. invertebrate sort worksheet
Vertebrate vs. invertebrate sorting mats and cards
Word cards to match word to picture
Vocabulary bracelets
6 ocean bingo cards
Bingo calling cards
Ocean foldable
Mini reader (initial /s/ I see a.)


Wednesday, July 24, 2013

FREEBIES in Therapy...

I don’t know about you guys, but I am frugal I am always looking for cheap and free things to add into speech and language therapy.
Lakeshore Learning has great, great products for language and literacy development, and I was lucky enough to be able to purchase MANY of the literacy boxes when I first started at one of my schools. 
They also have some great digital downloads for vocabulary and....
duh du duh...   
Lakeshore Learning offers free printables.  They always have a monthly writing prompt set up in a calendar format.  I have sent this home as homework in speech and language therapy and used in group, not for writing but as EXPRESSIVE LANGUAGE TASKS.  Having the students tell their answers.  Hey and you can’t beat free.  Click the pictures below for the links

They also are offering this month Fables, Folk Tales, and myths
Fables, Folk Tales and Myths
Use these to study the common core concepts and then have a great little discussion with the "LET'S TALK ABOUT IT" section.  Send this home as well to get parents talking about "wh" questions, vocabulary, inference, predicting, and sequencing. 
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Tuesday, July 23, 2013


Thanks to all of you who entered the contest for the 2013-2014 Homework Calendars.  The two lucky winners are Michelle Paris and Crissy Beach.  Check your e-mail ladies.  If you missed it you can check them out for purchase at my TpT store here

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Saturday, July 20, 2013

Articulation Coloring Sheets, Great for Therapy and Home Work

I have just finished up developing some articulation read, say, and color sheets for the early 8, and middle 8 sounds in the initial positions.

In a busy practice in the schools, while I am seeing my kiddos in a group setting, I often have them complete a coloring sheet while they are waiting for their turn.  Most of my kids love to color, so why not work those fine motor skills while getting in our speech practice.

These sheets will be great to send home for homework to help improve parent participation. 




Friday, July 19, 2013

Speech Room News - Love it and List It...GAMES are GREAT!

Well, I am just sitting here thinking, only about 2 weeks left until myself and the little start back to school  I am not really sure how I feel about that, a little bitter sweet.  I contract with schools so when I am not working, I am not getting paid, but I love to spend this time with my hubby and dot!   

Jenna over at Speech room news has just started a new a new linky party

I have never done a linky so I thought I would give it a tryThis month the topic of choice is.

Games in Therapy
using games in therapy is a great way to increase focused attention, turn taking, problem solving, participation, and plain old fun.  usually you will want to modify the games by making your own rules, holding onto the dice, or wands, and using your own cards or questions.  This will allow you to get multiple trials addressing multiple goals for different students. 

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I am a traveling slp so this is easy to grab.  A little tip, if you buy just one, you can use it to reach any goal you need.  Use it as an open ended game by asking your own questions, or targets

2.     Angry birds space

I use this game as a reinforcer after each student has taken a turn saying 10-20 targets.  I set up the tower to save time, they do a round robin to knock it down.  I have a little in a group using his vantage light to stating my turn, request help, and color of angry bird to one of his peers,
3.      Board games like blurt or tri-bound 

Again when I use these games, we usually don’t play a full game, or play by the given rules.  Board games are great but don’t limit yourself to the included cards.  A board with any of your own targets works nicely and can be used endlessly!  


My kids LOVe this game.  After we attempt several trials of our targets, we play a few turns of bugs and buttons.  I don’t know what it is about slinging cockroaches but it is a lot of funfor them and me as well

Again when I use these games, we usually don’t play a full game, or play by the given rules.  Board games are great but don’t limit yourself to the included cards.  A board with any of your own targets works nicely and can be used endlessly!   

Remember when you use games in your therapy session; don’t let the included rules or cards limit the possibilities.  One board with lists of articulation or vocabulary targets can last a long time.  It is a cheap and great way to begin to build your slp tool kit. 

Looking forward to next month’s love it, link it topic organization!