Around the Globe Articulation:
I created a fun activity to drill articulation words using a globe. I painted my globe so all you could see were the continents and oceans but a regular globe works just as well. The students spin the globe and put their finger somewhere on it to stop the movement. Whatever they land on tells them how many words to say, how many times to say a word, and/or to put the words in a sentence. The kids think it is fun to see where their fingers end up on the globe and you can get a bunch of repetitions this way.
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Size of the Problem Balloons:
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To work on prepositions, I printed off my balloon pictures along with images I found online of different parts of the world and asked the kids to place them in different areas of the pictures. I can work on prepositions receptively by asking them to place the balloons and expressively by putting the balloons in different areas of the pictures and asking them to tell me where they are. Sadly, I am not able to give you the balloons as images without putting them into a printable activity and I don't have permission to give out the on-line images, but I wanted you to know about the idea of the activity if you want to make it yourself.
Ben's Dream by Chris Van Allsburg is great because there are several pages without words showing parts of major landmarks around the world. I found pictures of the actual landmarks and had the kids draw inferences about what landmark he is traveling to and give them a little information about it. I then check their auditory comprehension by going back and asking questions about the landmarks he visited.
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Up! by Random House Disney is a good book to work on WH questions, prepositions, and feelings. My intern created a list of questions to go along with the book that I am adding here for you to use.
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Where Do Balloons Go? by Jamie Lee Curtis looks super cute!! I have not lesson planned it since I found it after my week ended. I will work on this one for next year but I thought I would add it now so you have another book to use.
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