The response to my previous blog posts (when I posed the question about what kinds of activities you would like to see) were overwhelmingly this….. don’t forget the big kids.
These are perfect for that age AND much older.
Here’s a few products that do just that while addressing lots of language skills (and even carryover of articulation and fluency skills)
Not to mention, it’s a great way to discuss text message etiquette and appropriate conversations, etc.
My Making Inferences/ Drawing Conclusions Role Play activity freebie as well as Making Inferences/ Drawing Conclusions Role Play Activity PART 2 are both easy activities that involve YOU having strategic but FAKE conversations on your cell phone to teach language skills. It’s a great intro activity to the skills of making inferences/ drawing conclusions. Upper elementary and older students are required to read and making inferences but our students often need practice with skills solely in the verbal realm. Just whip out your smart phone and have at it- I promise your students will love it and beg for more making inferences!!
When we do have to get down to the nitty gritty and READ, I like to use short, high-interest passages. Short but fun passages keep frustrations down, motivation up and allow us to get lots of reading done in our short therapy sessions. When I couldn’t find the types of passages I wanted, I started writing my own. I have many reading and responding packets in my TPT Store. Two that are perfect for his time of year are my Easter Around the World packet and Mardi Gras Reading & Responding packet. They both contain 22 short non-fiction passages with strategic questions to require recalling information, comparing/contrasting, reading for details, sequencing, context clues, inferencing, predicting, main idea, and the list could go on forever.