Sunday, September 20, 2015

Apple Themed Lesson Plans

Fall is in the air. I've already busted out my boots and I'm geared up for one of my favorite seasons in speech therapy! Leaves, apples, scarecrows, and Halloween, oh my! I just love this time of year. This week is going to be apple week in therapy! If you're new to my blog, I have a little series called "A Slice of Speech" where I share a little slice of my speech room in the form of visual lesson plans! Stop by each Sunday to get a "slice." :)
Last week we had so much fun with our pirate theme! You can read more about the resources I used for that here. One of my favorite books that meshes pirates and apples is If You Give a Dog a Donut by Laura Numeroff. I adore her If You Give a.. series! I read this book to my now first and second graders last year, so I'll be using this book with my kindergarteners only. My first and second graders will be using Queen's Speech's Autumn Apples packet. It includes a ton of activities - mini book companions, irregular plurals, describing, and more!
Expressively, we will continue our work with the EET and describe apples, applesauce, apple juice, and more! (*note to self - stop at Kroger before work!!) I love the graphic organizers included in the Autumn Apples packet! We will also be comparing different types of apples and apple foods. Receptively, we will practice following conditional directions (perfect for a If You Give a... book!), answering comprehension questions, and working on understanding spatial concepts using my If You Give a Dog a Donut Book Companion.

My articulation kids will be using my latest Apple Articulation packet! I'm super excited about these little activities! We'll use crayons, colored pencils, and bingo daubers to complete them! We will also throw together an easy-peasy apple craft! I have a bunch of die-cut apples, so we will glue our articulation words onto the apples! My fluency students will continue learning about stuttering and practicing light contacts with my September fluency packet.

I'll be giving some homework this week too. I'll send home some grammar pages, printables from the book companion, and some apple articulation sheets too!

If you would like to download these visual lesson plans just click HERE. You can find each resource by clicking the picture!

You can also take a peek at apple week from last year by clicking HERE. We had bushels of fun! haha
Do you have an apple week in your speech room? Which resources/books do you use? Please leave a comment and let me know!

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