/l/ medial - Ali
/l/ initial - "likes to draw"
/r/ blend - draw
"ch" - chalk
Any sound can be addressed as you and the client "draw" your own "chalk" (crayon, marker, map pencils) targets on cards or paper. It would also be a fun activity to go outside and make chalk drawings on the sidewalk, if it is not too hot. Here in East Texas it is usually too hot.
Language & Processing:
- Sentence Structure: N-V-Obj: Ali draws an umbrella; cut apart sentences either word by word or in chunks (for lower functioning children) and have them reorganize the sentences. For higher functioning clients, throw in some sentences that can be reordered in two ways; this way you can work out their mental flexibility skills as well.
- Verb tense: Ali is drawing... / Ali drew / Ali will draw / Ali has drawn; for younger clients you may only pick one tense to work on or the tense they have as a target; for the older kids you could have them work on changing sentences to reflect all of the tenses.
- Pronouns: She is drawing... Can also work on referent pronoun understanding: Ali drew an umbrella. She colored it yellow and white. She=Ali / it= umbrella
- synonyms: hot, heat, sweltering; see how many words you can generate to replace a target word or ways to reword a sentence to convey the same idea.
- antonyms: hot / cold; Ali draws cool pics in the summer heat but she draws sunny pictures while it is raining. This could lead to an "opposite day"...
- Predictions: What will she draw? How will it make the person fell? What do you think the person will do?
- Reasoning: Why did they feel cooler? Were they really cooler? Were they pretending? Did they feel better in some way after Ali drew her pictures? Why/How?
- Figurative Language: mop their brow, chilled to the bone...
I have found several nice resources online:
The Teacher's Guide lists lots of online games, links, printouts to address vocabulary, matching, spelling, word searches, etc.
Harcourt for Second Grade Teachers scroll down until you find Cool Ali
- Vocabulary PowerPoint - nice colorful powerpoint presentation
- Possessives & Vocabulary
- Grammar Test - How Many
- Vocabulary Test