Do you have students with language based disorders in your clasroom? It can be challenging to find different ways to practice building language throughout the school day while still fitting in everything else. Here are 8 ways you can easily incorporate some extra practice.
Greeting students and staff: target greetings when students arrive for the school day, when they return from therapies, lunch, specials, mainstreaming, etc. Make sure you are targeting both responding and initiating greetings.
Requesting: have students request the materials needed for a task. For example, keep all or some of the materials students will need to complete a craft. Students need to request (verbally, sign, device, PECS, etc.) for any materials that they need and don’t have. You can target adjectives, longer sentences, varied sentences, etc.
Labeling actions: have students take turns labeling what other students are doing. For example, when asked what Ben is doing during cooking group, Matthew says, “Ben is pouring the water.” This is helpful for keeping students on task when it isn’t their turn.
Retelling: have students describe or tell about what happened after an assembly, special activity or even a routine activity like recess. You can change up the questions to include, “What was your favorite part of ___?” or “Who read you the book in library?”