A blog for speech language pathologists, which is full of random therapy ideas.
Work hard; play hard!
Consulting in Maui!
Friday, October 12, 2012
Puzzle Pieces of Conversation
Puzzle Pieces of Conversation- I found these wonderful foam puzzle pieces in the dollar bin at my favorite store (TARGET) and immediately added them to my cart! I talk about conversation as a puzzle with my students all of the time. I tell them their piece of the puzzle (statement) needs to fit into the puzzle (conversation) we are working with. So here I give the kids a certain number of puzzle pieces (depending upon the level of their language skills) and have them add it to the puzzle when they make a statement or ask a question that is related to the conversation at hand. If their statement is off target I tell them that they must be working on a different puzzle than the rest of them and have them correct it before they can add to our puzzle.
Click here for a sheet you can use as a poster or visual for this lesson. Click here for another example. Click here for yet another example....I know...overkill! :-)