beginning middle and end word sorts for story grammar elements

Story grammar elements are a universal need for students with language impairments! You’re in the right place if you want to learn: Quick run-down of story grammar basics A brief summary of the research and evidence My 8-step process to really help my students master story grammar elements in narratives! Those of you who’ve been […]

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Elementary School, Language, Materials, Middle School, Therapy Ideas

8 Easy Steps to Teach Story Grammar Elements in Narratives

I’ve gotten a few emails lately asking for books and recommendations for teaching narratives, plot structure, and story grammar parts. I have quite a few favorites that I find myself pulling out over and over so I thought I’d share them with you! Below are my favorites: The Great Fuzz Frenzy Chalk Elmer Turkey Trouble […]

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Elementary School, Materials, Middle School, Therapy Ideas

Books for Teaching Story Grammar in Speech Therapy

Superfight the game has been a big addition to my secondary speech therapy for middle schoolers. Oh middle school… There is so much distrust at this age, especially at the beginning of the school year. So many of my students don’t want to come, get embarrassed, or are just “over” speech by this age. I […]

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Language, Materials, Middle School, Reviews

Using SuperFight the Game in Speech and Language Therapy

Ready for 100 no-prep, printable vocabulary worksheets, featuring vocabulary words targeting a variety of age-appropriate, functional, academically relevant words? Check out my Upper Level Vocabulary Strategies: Worksheets + Assessment for Speech Therapy! (Or for all ages, my Vocabulary Worksheets for Speech Therapy: One Sheet, Digital, Uses Real Pictures). Working in a middle school, many of […]

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Materials, Middle School, Therapy Ideas

Teaching Upper Level Vocabulary Strategies in Speech Therapy

motivating quote for challenging behaviors

Challenging behaviors can be a frustrating part of being an SLP if we let them. We’ve all heard the phrase, “The kids who need the most love will ask for it in the most unloving ways.” I bet after just reading it and reflecting for 10 seconds, you have some students from your caseload in […]

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Middle School, Musings

How to Reduce Challenging Behaviors in Speech Therapy

Do you have questions about working in speech therapy for middle school students? This past school year I switched to working full-time for a new, wonderful district. The position they offered me was full-time in a middle school. I did not want to work in a middle school, but really wanted to work in this […]

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For SLPs, Middle School

Working In Speech Therapy For Middle School: Pros and Cons

I’m always on the hunt for no-prep, easy games that target a variety of skills. I feel like I come up with these games all of the time and wrote a goal to try and share more of them on the blog. All you need for this game is paper! A bonus would be a […]

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Language, Middle School

Less and Less – A No-Prep Game to Target Describing Skills

Clue Catcher is the perfect app to add to your therapy room device next. It allows you to really hone in on context clues and to practice this skill in-depth. Read how it works in this post!

There are some apps you get and immediately think, “Why didn’t I think of that?!” and Clue Catcher is one of those apps. Clue Catcher teaches your students how to use context to understand unfamiliar or difficult vocabulary words. I love the app for many reasons but the biggest one is that it actually teaches […]

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Language, Middle School

Clue Catcher: App Review

a good system shortens the road to the goal.

- orlson marden