Materials, Middle School

One Page Language Lessons – Speech Therapy Printables for Upper Grades

As many of you know, I recently switched jobs and ended up in…. a middle school! I absolutely love it but don’t have a ton of super amazing middle school materials! My caseload is super diverse and everybody in my groups seems to be working on different goals all at once. I needed an easy way to target a bunch of different goal areas! I also don’t have an office that I see students in – I go all over the school and do integrated therapy in classrooms and do pull out groups wherever I can find space (often a conference room, empty classroom, library… anywhere!). I needed something portable too! I came up with these One Page Language Lessons and fell.in.love.

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Honest talk here… Does this replace all of my materials? Absolutely not. But it has seriously helped a ton! I printed the entire packet, worksheets and all. I keep them all in a binder. Each week, I pick a new “sheet of the week” and related worksheets and put them into my binder filled with materials for that week. That way all I need is my weekly binder and I’m ready for the majority of goal areas on my caseload. Read on to learn more about this magic material or click here to check it out on TpT.

I included 15 one page language lessons. They are all set up as shown below:

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  • A few notes: I tried to include narratives in the bottom section that made it fairly easy to use for inferencing, sequencing, main idea/details and vocabulary. Feel free to use this section to target a variety of skills – not just comprehension.
  • For the genre section, don’t feel stuck on simply using the picture to learn about the genre. I love using these age-appropriate images for story creation (it can be hard for our kids to come up with ideas and get started). In addition, you can talk about movies/books/video games (whatever the student enjoys) that are in these genres. This makes it more relatable!

After every FIVE language lessons, I’ve included a quiz. The quizzes are one page as well and assess comprehension as well as the figurative language and vocabulary taught previously in the lessons.

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Included are worksheets targeting the following skills:

Conversation skills

Grammar

Figurative language

Vocabulary

Compare/contrast

Narratives

Prefixes

Suffixes

Sequencing

Inferences

Story comprehension

Problem solving

Story development/creation

WH questions

These worksheets are versatile and can be used with any of the one page language lessons. See some examples below:

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  • I can use these worksheets with almost my entire middle school caseload. I’m sure it would be amazing for upper elementary students as well.

You can check out One Page Language Lessons on TpT by clicking here!

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52 Comment

  1. Reply
    Genevieve
    December 29, 2016 at 6:27 PM

    These look great for the whole group to target multiple areas all at once! I can definitely see using these with some of my older mixed groups.

  2. Reply
    Christine Schraier
    December 29, 2016 at 6:31 PM

    Hi! I’ve been following you on IG for a while now. I worked in an elementary school last year, and you always had such amazing and helpful ideas! I was pleasantly surprised to read that you are now working with middle school students, because I am now working in a middle school as well! I’m feeling a little overwhelmed because I don’t have many materials to meet the needs of the students on my caseload. This resource would be extremely helpful!

    1. Reply
      Shannon
      January 1, 2017 at 6:19 PM

      Hi Christine! How amazing! <3 Email me and I'll send along the product!

  3. Reply
    Kristina
    December 29, 2016 at 6:57 PM

    This looks amazing! I can imagine how helpful this would be when working with my diverse groups in the middle school!

  4. Reply
    Shannan
    December 29, 2016 at 7:00 PM

    Another incredible product! Your creativity is amazing! Could definitely see it working for my fourth grade mixed language groups. Happy New Year!

  5. Reply
    Lori S.
    December 29, 2016 at 7:08 PM

    Your products are always very well thought out and practical! I’m working on building up my resources for my older students and these would be a perfect addition!

  6. Reply
    Shelli
    December 29, 2016 at 7:46 PM

    I love this!! I also work with Middle School students. The struggles are real!! My biggest struggle this year is working with mixed groups. It is so hard to work on multiple goals and keep the kids engaged. This looks like a great resource to use with all the students on my caseload. Definitely adding it to my wishlist on TpT!!

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    JeniLeigh
    December 29, 2016 at 7:56 PM

    What a fantastic resource! That looks incredible for my higher 4th and 5th grade groups who feel that they are just too cool for most of my typical resources! I love the idea of everyone getting exposure to all the different areas you cover as they work through the sheet together!

  8. Reply
    Erin Barry
    December 29, 2016 at 7:57 PM

    What a great idea! I would definitely be able to use this with my upper-elementary students.. perfect for mixed groups. I love your products!

  9. Reply
    Anne Bousquet
    December 29, 2016 at 8:03 PM

    This product looks awesome! I’m always struggling with how I can target all the goals of my middle school language students. These would be perfect!!

  10. Reply
    Sharon S
    December 29, 2016 at 8:05 PM

    This looks like a fantastic resource! Mixed groups are tough and at the middle school level, it is challenging to find a product that fits the needs of the students AND looks cool. Thanks for such a well thought out resource!

  11. Reply
    Rebecca
    December 29, 2016 at 8:24 PM

    You are amazing!! I have a lot of your products–they are GREAT! I am in my second year of grad school and am working with middle school and high school age students. This would be a WONDERFUL resource and really help me with planning and meeting the goals and objectives of all my students!

  12. Reply
    Karina Jahn
    December 29, 2016 at 8:38 PM

    I have checked this packet out before when it was first posted on TpT and thought they might be nice to have as material. I work with Pre-K through 8th grade students so I am always looking for materials that can be used across a range of ages and grade levels. This post gives a great overview of the packet and really makes me regret not snatching it up when it was half off! Your materials are always so well made and I appreciate the time you take to create them!!

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    Becca D
    December 29, 2016 at 8:46 PM

    I have absolutely LOVED every product of yours that I have purchased, these look amazing as well! I also work in a middle school and I am always looking for age appropriate and engaging materials! I love that you put so many things on one page to target so many goals!

  14. Reply
    Brooke Gaslow
    December 29, 2016 at 9:11 PM

    This would be great to use with my middle schoolers! What a fantastic idea! Love that so many goals are targeted.

  15. Reply
    Lindsay
    December 29, 2016 at 9:23 PM

    These look so incredible and would definitely take some of the sting out of winter break ending πŸ™‚

  16. Reply
    Lisa Erwin
    December 29, 2016 at 9:32 PM

    These look amazing. I think they would be perfect for my 4th and 5th graders with academic language weaknesses and target IEP goals for Vocab, inference skills, character traits, story elements, cause and effect and so much more!

  17. Reply
    Lauren
    December 29, 2016 at 10:09 PM

    I would love to win this! I love the idea of quizzes–never really thought about doing them since the sessions seem to fly by.

  18. Reply
    Patricia
    December 29, 2016 at 10:25 PM

    I would love to win this aS it would be helpful for my middle schoolers.

  19. Reply
    Jessica
    December 29, 2016 at 11:11 PM

    Looks amazing!! I work in a middle school and would love to use this resource!

  20. Reply
    Dorothy Rose Smith
    December 30, 2016 at 12:21 AM

    Your lessons are really creative. a thanks for sharing.

  21. Reply
    Maggie
    December 30, 2016 at 6:15 AM

    Thanks so much for sharing these. I am certainly going to give them a try . I also have no classroom and organizing them like you said would be easier than lugging around materials. Happy New Years!

  22. Reply
    Lauren Ward
    December 30, 2016 at 7:11 AM

    Wow! These are amazing. As a middle school therapist, you quickly find out that students don’t like being singled out for being the only one working on a particular concept. This makes it easy to target everyone’s goals at once. You rock! I would love to have these! More importantly, my students need these and would love them πŸ™‚

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      Shannon
      January 1, 2017 at 6:20 PM

      Email me at speechymusings@gmail.com and I’ll send the product over! Thanks for commenting!

  23. Reply
    Angela Schultz
    December 30, 2016 at 7:47 AM

    This looks like an amazing activity for middle schoolers, especially to do push-in therapy which my district stresses as THE delivery model.

  24. Reply
    Nicole
    December 30, 2016 at 9:13 AM

    I’m constantly looking for passages that target sequencing, inferencing, vocab, and WH questions. This looks awesome! Thank you for all that you do and Happy New Year!

  25. Reply
    ELANA B SHINKLE
    December 30, 2016 at 9:49 AM

    Thank you very much; I am looking forward to using more of your products by teletherapy!

  26. Reply
    Christine Zinn
    December 30, 2016 at 10:37 AM

    I could also use this with my lower functioning HS students. Your products are always so well thought out.

  27. Reply
    Chani
    December 30, 2016 at 11:56 AM

    These look awesome for my 4th-5th grade language students!

  28. Reply
    Alie
    December 30, 2016 at 1:19 PM

    Wow Shannon!! I love that all of your products are so user friendly AND target multiple goals. This will be such a great resource (my first year in a middle school, too)! Can’t wait to spread the word

  29. Reply
    Patricia
    December 30, 2016 at 4:07 PM

    I love the one sheet to hit so many targets.

  30. Reply
    amanz7204
    December 30, 2016 at 4:22 PM

    These look great! I love how they target so many goals πŸ™‚

  31. Reply
    Donna B
    December 30, 2016 at 5:38 PM

    Shannon, You continually amaze us with the well thought out products and tips provided through your blogs and in your store. Have a blessed New Year and keep these great products coming!!

  32. Reply
    Amy Carlton
    December 30, 2016 at 8:18 PM

    This looks amazing! Perfect for my caseload!

  33. Reply
    Mel Kosloski
    December 30, 2016 at 10:18 PM

    I just LOVE these!!!!

  34. Reply
    Kristina
    December 30, 2016 at 10:28 PM

    These would be so helpful for my 4-6th grade caseload! They are just what I’m looking for all in one!

  35. Reply
    Lynley Cazier
    December 30, 2016 at 10:42 PM

    I need these in my life- my caseload is awesomely varied and this would help me stay organized! Now back to searching for your fabulous portfolio information…

  36. Reply
    Julia Murphy
    December 31, 2016 at 12:36 AM

    These look excellent. It would be a great resource for the Language Unit I work in all the way in Australia.

  37. Reply
    Tracy Pieper
    December 31, 2016 at 7:47 AM

    Love this idea. Thanks for sharing.

  38. Reply
    Jen Belknap
    December 31, 2016 at 12:32 PM

    Love this idea and new ideas for middle school!

  39. Reply
    Khris Davis
    December 31, 2016 at 1:27 PM

    Fabulous to have new resources that are well thought out. Thanks for sharing.

  40. Reply
    Debbie mitchell
    December 31, 2016 at 2:52 PM

    I like the sound of this. I’m working with middle school kids for the first time in my 16 year career and I feel pretty scattered sometimes on trying to find resources. I just put it on my wish list!

  41. Reply
    Alicia Schaefer
    December 31, 2016 at 3:10 PM

    I’d love to try this out on my fourth and fifth grade language kiddos! Something new and exciting for them would be great!

  42. Reply
    Mary
    December 31, 2016 at 3:21 PM

    I see PK-12 so this will definitely help simplify lesson planning for middle schoolers! Looks so great!!

  43. Reply
    Markisha Herring
    December 31, 2016 at 5:44 PM

    This looks great and would love to use something like this. Thanks for sharing!

  44. Reply
    Miesha Jenkins
    December 31, 2016 at 10:03 PM

    This looks amazing! I’m always looking for something different to try with the middle schoolers!!

  45. Reply
    Truvine
    January 1, 2017 at 10:11 AM

    Genius! I love this idea. It will definitely make life easier. Less planning, transporting of materials, and less of students being curious about what the others have. This is a must have for mixed groups. It’s on my wish list! AWESOME!

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    Julie
    January 1, 2017 at 10:16 AM

    These are amazing!! I just graduated in May and I always thought I’d be in an elementary school and I ended up in a middle school. I love it but it’s such a struggle finding good materials for all my students without shoveling out a ton of money!

  47. Reply
    Stacy Lucich
    January 1, 2017 at 12:13 PM

    This looks fantastic!!

  48. Reply
    Jenni Cheek
    January 1, 2017 at 12:25 PM

    This product looks very useful and comprehensive! I serve K-12+ and have many students who could use these materials. It looks like a perfect tool for push-in, as well as for getting the most out our time when time is short/valuable!

  49. Reply
    Jo K
    January 1, 2017 at 3:05 PM

    These look great!

  50. Reply
    Kathy hughes
    January 1, 2017 at 3:57 PM

    It looks amazing for targeting some of those missed skills in mixed groups. Love this.

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