My students need these story cards, story wheels, story tiles and retelling tales with headbands to help them organize their thoughts and verbally express themselves in a concise manner. These materials support predicting, inferring and retelling to build speech and language skills.
I work as Speech and Language teacher in grades K-5 in a low-income/high poverty school district. My students are faced with many challenges both in and out of the classroom. Despite these challenges, I am looking to enhance their social skills, predicting and inferring skills, and story retell abilities.
Our current space has limited materials related to social skills and retelling stories with visual supports.
The students with speech and language impairments need the skills to be broken down into smaller parts to gradually build up to whole part thinking.
I want to have more appropriate, targeted materials that students enjoy to engage them in skill development. These materials are game changers in terms of motivation and opportunity for small successes that build into meeting the whole goal. In addition, the skills of predicting, inferencing and the ability to retell information in a concise, organized manner are the foundations of positive interactions with others and securing employment.
Predicting, inferring and being able to speak in on organized and concise manner is vital to academic, social and future success. Students will use the pictures to sequence and tell a story using visual supports. Single pictures will allow for interpretations of faces and happenings in the picture.
The materials selected contribute to reading/interpreting scenes, and peoples reactions, as well as allowing for development of their language skills.
It allows them to practice expressing their thoughts in complete concise sentences with guidance in small groups. These skills translate to more appropriate and same level skills as their peers promoting academic and social success.
The retelling piece is something we all do daily with others by explaining what we did, how to do something, share our feelings and talking about movies, games etc.... with others. These students will gain confidence as they grow as communicators.
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