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March 24, 2020


Dear Students,  Hope you all doing well and staying healthy during this time. I miss you and am thinking of you all. As we all adjust to our "new normal," continue to work on your speech and language skills. Here are some ways you can practice your speech/language skills at home. 

Cooking/Baking-To practice inferences, have your parent put all of the ingredients that you will be using to make dinner and see if you can guess what is being made.  Then, describe each step. After it is prepared, you can retell the steps using sequencing words (i.e. first, next)  and describe how the food tastes (i.e. spicy, salty). You can practice your speech sounds while reading the recipe.

What's in the Bag-You can place items around the house in a bag, give your child clues to guess what's in the bag. Then, have them choose an item, and you take a guess what's their chosen item based on their clues they give you.

Listen to audio stories on several free websites (i.e audible). You can frequently pause while listening and see if you can repeat the information, paraphrase it into your own words, visualize and then draw a picture, make connections with the characters, identify story elements such as the setting, characters, the problem and solution. 

Take a look at pictures online or in a book-Figure out what might be going on in the image by talking about the clues they see, what they already know (background knowledge) and then make an inference.  Create your own captions for the pictures as well. 

Scavenger Hunt-Go around the house to find items that begin with the articulation sounds you are working on. Find the object and talk about it.  Search for objects by its attributes (i.e. size, shape, color) or find members of a specific category (i.e. fruit, furniture).

Listen to Music-Listen to songs and describe them.  Compare and contrast 2 songs to figure out how they are the same and/or different.  Look at the lyrics (view them on a computer/tablet) and identify any figurative language such as similes, metaphors, idioms. 

Please also look on the useful links page and files/documents for additional resources.  PDF documents were uploaded with permission from the creators of the resources to share on teacher/district websites and with parents for distance learning opportunities.  Please do not share this documents as they are for use with only my students. The files are uploaded from the following teacher pay teachers website: Speech Rocks teachers pay teachers website).


 Email me with any questions at renzilm@pwcs.edu.

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