Category "Interactive Activities"

20Jun2018

Many of my preschool students have a goal for increasing MLU or their Mean Length of Utterance. I love working on this goal in naturalistic settings and during play using Milieu language teaching strategies (modeling, mand-modeling, incidental teaching, and time-delay). Sometimes I need a more structured way to elicit longer utterances and to give my preschoolers with language delays many models of the word combinations and sentence structures that I am hoping they produce. To do this, my very favorite tool to use are Interactive Sentence Flips.

Interactive Sentence Flips are super flexible because they come with a variety of sentence stems so you can chose what level or the amount of words you want to use with each child. For example, the People Actions – Pronouns and Verbs Interactive Sentence Flips come with 3 different sentence stem options. The sentence stem options are – 2 word combos (i.e, “boy eating”), 3 word combos (i.e., “She is swinging”), or 4 word combos (i.e., “The boy is sleeping). The sentence stem options are also great for choosing whether you want to work on pronouns or present progressive verbs.

Action Flips 2 word Preview

Action Flips 3 word Preview

The Interactive Sentence Flips come with a great variety of themes – people, animals, fall, winter, spring, summer, bugs, and ocean animals and vary in the language structures they are targeting. The language targets that can be worked on are:  sentence expansion, increasing MLU, prepositions, verb phrases, answering “where” questions, pronouns, and emotions. They are also great for beginning readers for putting together simple sentences!

You can find the Interactive Sentence Flips Bundle on Teachers Pay Teachers!

Action Flips Main Cover

23Feb2016

I use interactive books almost everyday with my preschoolers so I am constantly making and putting together new ones! I use two styles of interactive books with my students. One style has the interactive picture symbols along the bottom of the page like the book below. The other style has the pictures along the right side of the book. This how to focuses on how to assemble a book in the style with the pictures along the bottom of the page.Where Questions Vehicle Book Actual Picture smallMaterials needed: printer, laminate, adhesive velcro, scissors, book rings or binding coils

Step 1: Print out all the pages of the book. Cut along the dotted lines near the bottom of the pages. Cut out the picture symbols. Do NOT cut the page that has blank squares along the bottom.

Do Not CutStep 2: Laminate all pages. Place rough-sided velcro on the picture symbols and soft-sided velcro on the blank squares throughout the book.

2013-12-09 08.31.35Step 3: Decide whether you would like to assemble the book with book rings or with binding spines. If you are using book rings, either use a two-hole punch or a hole puncher to punch two holes in the upper 2/3rds of the book. Then use book rings to assemble the book. The full-size page with the blank squares along the bottom is the last page of the book.

2013-12-09 08.41.14Step 4: Place the picture symbols on the blank squares on the last page of the book. Your book is ready to go! Have fun reading it and seeing how engaged your students can be with interactive pieces!

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I have interactive books that cover dozens of themes and language concepts! To see all the interactive book sets available click here!

Communication Window Books