Thursday, March 5, 2015

Open Ended St. Patrick's Day Drills



March is here, and I’m seeing green! This month’s freebie is sure to get your class excited for St. Patrick’s Day.


Motivate your students with these adorable open ended printable St. Patrick's Day themed game sheets (2 different designs). Each game has ten spaces to cover with a coin, token or chip each time your student gives a correct answer.

These fun game boards are ideal for articulation drills, language drills or any Q and A activity. You can also use them as sticker charts.

Quick and easy, that’s what we like!  I truly hope you enjoy this freebie. Download here.


Enjoy!

Wednesday, March 4, 2015

Celebrating Dr. Seuss with Color Sorting!

Happy Seuss Week! It is always so much fun celebrating Dr. Seuss in speech each year. My students enjoy reading the stories, making some crafts, and of course eating some Seuss-tastic snacks! I wanted to share one of the activities I have been using with my preschool kids this week. 
I created this color sorting mat using the colors that are in the Goldfish Colors bag! I gave each student a laminated sorting mat and a cup full of fish. In addition to sorting, we worked on color names and counting, too! Of course this activity was not complete without a reading of Dr. Seuss' famous One Fish, Two Fish, Red Fish, Blue Fish!
You can download a free copy of this sorting mat in my Teachers Pay Teachers store here!
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No Prep Irregular Past Tense Verb FREEBIE

I have been loving all the no prep/print and go activities that are out there lately. So, I wanted to take this chance to share one with all of you!



Head over to my blog to more info or right to my TpT store to download this 3 worksheet freebie!

Tuesday, March 3, 2015

Shamrockin' QR Codes Compare and Contrast

It's March! That means lots of green, shamrocks, and thinkin' about spring. Maybe not everywhere...but I'm hoping if I think hard enough, spring will magically appear! I love snow days just as much as the next person, but I think I'm ready for some nicer weather.

This month, I have a re-vamped freebie from last year. I added some cards and a sentence mat. You need a QR code scanning app in order to use this one. There are 18 cards with QR codes. When scanned, your students see 2 items that they must compare and contrast. 

Head on over to my blog to grab your copy! 


Happy March!




Monday, March 2, 2015

L-W and L-Y Minimal Pair Words

If you have been around toddlers and preschoolers you are probably familiar with "gliding." What is gliding? Gliding is a phonological process that affects the /r/ and /l/ sounds. Children with this phonological process substitute the /r/ and /l/ sounds with the /w/ or /y/ sounds.
Examples:
"yabbit" or "wabbit" for rabbit
"yion" or "wion" for lion
We made a packet with L-W and L-Y minimal pair words to bring attention to this phonological process. Please follow the instructions in the packet to help your child or student discriminate between these sounds.

Click here to download the packet: L/W and L/Y Minimal Pair Words




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Thursday, February 26, 2015

St. Patrick's Day: Capture the Gold {FREEBIE}

I wrote about my valentine day blow dart game on my blog last month.  My clients had such a good time with this activity, that I made up a FREEBIE version for St. Patrick's Day that I am really excited to share with you.  

You will need straws, some Q-tips and the leprechaun targets.  Students take turns putting a cotton swab in the straw and shooting it at the leprechauns in an attempt to win the pot of gold.  A great way to get a lot of repetitions in a session.  Want to get your copy?  



Monday, February 23, 2015

Speech Fines: A Behavior Management Idea!

Most of my cuties at my elementary site have articulation goals, so we try to get LOTS of productions in during the session.  If one little lady or gent begins to get off task aka silly, then it affects the productivity of the whole group.  After giving warnings and many “please stop talking, messing around, getting out of your seat, etc.”, an idea popped in my head (this happens from time to time, lol).  All of a sudden, I blurt out, the next time I have to ask you to stop__________,  you will have a speech fine and owe me 10 words to practice.  Well, the next time came and I said “you just got a speech fine.”  Read off 10 of your words.  It worked!  I got 10 productions (woot!) and the rest of the session went without a speech fine or off task behavior.

I made this FREEBIE set of "speech fines" to use during my sessions.  I also included language cards and a blank sheet to customize.  The beauty of my speech fines are that if the student gets a "fine" he/she may have to say 10 words or 60 words!!  This stops unwanted behavior and gets the kids to practice their goals (which is why they are there in the first place).

Go head over to my blog and grab this fun freebie behavior management idea!!


Thursday, February 19, 2015

St. Patrick's Day Mini Book!

I have some students who always need to work on vocabulary related to holidays and various themes, so I created this fun mini book to accomplish that goal for St. Patrick's Day…which is right around the corner, can you believe it?!
There are 8 pages, targeting 6 different common St. Patrick's Day vocabulary words.  The whole thing is black and white, so there is minimal prep for lots of fun!  




St. Patrick's Day FREEBIE

Speechie Freebies – March 2015

One of my favorite holidays is St. Patrick’s Day. I’ve decided to share a minimal-prep freebie with you to help you get ready to celebrate!

Head on over to my blog HERE to read more about it and grab this FREEBIE!




Erin go Bragh



Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Sticky Words Freebie!

Do your kids have trouble producing complex sentences like mine do?  I'm hoping that by incorporating specific words that encourage complexity into my everyday therapy, that they'll eventually start to get the hang of it.  Soooo, we made a "sticky words" board!


Sticky is just a term that I use with my students to mean transition words/phrases or conjunctions.  We call it this because they glue words and phrases together to help give our thoughts flow and meaning.  Read more about it and find out how to grab it for yourself at my blog!

~Lauren

A Free Handwritten Font with IPA Symbols

Introducing AYN Daisy Draws, a free handwritten font with IPA symbols because I'm an IPA geek. Enjoy!
 AYN Daisy Draws by All Y'all Need


Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Answering Questions with POQ

POQ = part of question!  My favorite strategy to use to teach answering questions in complete sentences!  I have written various blog posts about this strategy.  Check out HERE, HERE, and HERE!


You can access this freebie to use with this strategy by clicking HERE!


Prepositions & Pronouns For Presidents' Day

Welcome back to work everyone! Did you have a nice day off yesterday for the Presidents' Day Holiday? We sure hope you did! Today we are happy to be back at Speechie Freebies in order to share a document to help start off any of your Presidents' Day- themed teaching sessions this week. It is our "Patriotic Pronouns and Prepositions FREEBIE." It is full of fun, colorful and patriotic clip art. This 13 page download will provide you with a game board, game cards and a variety of worksheets. 
 
Grab this freebie targeting a variety of prepositions and pronouns over at Teachers pay Teachers today! Just click on any of the slides to be directed over there. While you are over at Teachers pay Teachers, please decide to become a follower.  If you do, you will always be one of the first people to find out about our 50% off deals for new postings like the new one that we will be posting soon that targets the remediation of the lateral lisp!
In addition we have been very busy revising all of our documents the four months and if you have ever purchased a Twin Speech, Language & Literacy LLC document before, you should for sure go back to your purchases areas and re-download it.  It has probably changed quite a bit-  for the better that is! We have been adding black and white worksheets to all of our documents, improving all of the clip art and pictures with clearer ones or adding them if they were missing before, and even adding more useful content and original pages to make the documents even more beneficial. :)  


Also, if you are interested in picking up more Presidents' Day materials, please check out our full Presidents' Day Unit over at Teachers pay Teachers.  This has gone through a revision recently and looks much different than the original version. It has a wonderful assortment of activities targeting receptive language and articulation and they come in a mix of colorful and ink-saving black and white worksheets.  And the best part is that it is 20% off this week!  Yahoo!!! 

Have a terrific week!  
Shanda Gaunt, M.S. CCC-SLP
Manda Riebel, M.A. CCC-SLP
Speech-Language Pathologists
Twin Speech, Language & Literacy LLC



Monday, February 16, 2015

Shamrock Absurdities!

Hey guys!

I hope you all had a wonderful Valentine's Day! Now that Valentine's Day is over, though, I'm busy preparing for Saint Patrick's Day!

I don't know about you guys, but I currently have quite a few kiddos working on absurdities. My kids are always more motivated to work on their goals when the activities are holiday-related, so I created a quick Shamrock freebie to work on absurdities!



You can download the freebie by clicking the link below:


Hope you enjoy and have a wonderful, lucky, Saint Patrick's Day!







Bubble Gum Apraxia: Homework Sheet


Pop!!! Let's get sticky in speech! 


Bubble Gum Apraxia is a brand new set in my TpT shop! It's full of awesome speech cards to place in a giant gum ball machine poster! Totally fun in speech and perfect for those 'in-between' weeks after Valentine's Day and before life turns green. 






Grab the freebie sample of the Bubble Gum Apraxia set through the Dropbox file here.  If you enjoy it, grab the full set over on TpT.

Jenna
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