Tuesday, December 9, 2014

Christmas Actions and Targeting Verbs

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Santa is here and he's busy getting ready for Christmas! Use these Santa action cards to practice auditory comprehension and spoken language skills related to the holidays! 

It is easy to fall into a rut of labeling vocabulary.
Talk about actions, functions, descriptions, locations… in connected speech using acoustic highlighting techniques such as lots of melody.

Christmas is the perfect time for entries in your child's Experience Book or you may choose also to make a: 

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Great listening and spoken language lessons are learned with example Experience Book pages shown below.

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Dependent on your child's language level you will need to target morphological markers which are unstressed, uttered quickly and tend to be concentrated at the high frequency end of the speech spectrum. 
For example:
• plural morphological markers |s|, |z|, and |es|, 
• possessive |s|
• past tense verb forms (irregular, regular, |d|, |t|, and |ed|)

Remember to use your Experience Book pictures to also target past tense verbs such as: 
"Mommy baked Christmas cookies." 
"The carolers sang Christmas songs."

Merry Christmas!

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