Help your student go from one or two word utterances to speaking in full sentences! This book presents over 50 lessons, each devoted to a particular sentence element or pattern referred to as a target. The goal of each lesson is for your student to express the target in sentences. A picture page for the student illustrates the concept expressed by each target. A corresponding text page for the teacher presents the steps involved in teaching each target. Each lesson includes a Target, an Introduction, a Listen and Respond Section, a Talk About Section and a Let's Talk Section, with each part focusing on a particular element of sentence formulation. This is a wonderful way of helping students express themselves clearly - in full sentences!
This hands-on manual is intended for speech/language pathologists or teachers working with young children in preschool, kindergarten or primary grades who are helping students to learn to talk in sentences.
Over 50 syntax elements are presented on two pages, a picture page for the student and a guide page for teachers. Students become familiar with the same 14 characters who are shown throughout the book and named in the sentence targets. Teachers become comfortable using the same basic format for each lesson. Best of all, lessons result in students generating their own correctly formulated sentences!
Students will construct sentences using:
- descriptive phrases
- adverb phrases
- various verb tenses
- conditional clauses
- indirect objects
- and much, much more
Here’s how it works:
- Introduce target in conversational sentences
- Model the target in receptive language tasks
- Prompt a student by giving a starting point of and the content within each sentence
- Reinforce a student's use of targets in less structured, conversational sentences talking about their own experiences
Teachers and students are comfortable using this familiar format as they work toward more and more complex sentences.
It’s easy to demonstrate this method to parents and classroom teachers who are also trying to encourage students to use sentences.
SPECIFICATIONSSpiral Bound, 129 pages, by Marilyn M. Toomey, Illustrated by Susan Christy-Pallo