September 17, 2013

Favorite Structured Language Practice Activities!

-->Hi everyone,
Recently I was asked for a list of my favorite structured language practice activities.  There are so many that it was hard to choose just a few.  I began to compile a list of these tried and true old favorites and I thought I would share them here with you.  Each Tuesday for a while I will post a couple of fun activities to promote language practices.  Many you will recognize or remember and hopefully you will find one or two to use with your class!  I would love to hear what some of your favorites are!
Happy Teaching!



Talking Stick
1.   The small group chorally asks the student with the talking stick the language frame question.
2.   The student with the stick or object speaks and the rest of the group listens. After the student creates a response, the rest of the group repeats it.
3.  The stick is passed around a small group until everyone has had a chance to practice the language frame.


Talking Stick Sequence

For functions like Explain Sequence of Events, try this fun language practice.
1.   The small group chorally asks the student with the talking stick the language frame question.
2.   The student with the stick or object speaks and the rest of the group listens. After the student creates a response, the rest of the group repeats it.
3.  The stick is passed to the next student who adds a sentence to an invented story.

For example, the first student with the stick might say, “First we walked to school.” The next student follows with, “Then we studied Math.” The next student continues the story with, “After that, we lined up for recess.” And so on…




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