Saturday, January 18, 2014

Speech Therapy Articulation with Sight Words Bundle

Click here to see the bundle in my store!
 Here is my pride and joy of all of the products I have created for my speech room. Long before I ever heard of Teachers Pay Teachers, I created some sight word bingo games to use in speech therapy. In 2009, an administrator asked if I could help a certain child with sight words during speech. Of course I said yes, but I was a little apprehensive because I have zero training in reading! I decided to find out which words he needed to learn and made a bingo game with his current list. I didn't use the sight words as the focus of therapy, but we used sight word bingo as our activity to break up the monotony of artic drill. Why not? If we can play Hungry Hippos during a session, why not sneak in something academic? I made my first bingo boards and noticed lots of the sight words contained his target phonemes. I started making lists with words that contained target phonemes. At some point, my computer crashed with this information.....and it took several years before I could force myself to start over with the lists! I have created products for /r/, /l/, /s/, /z/, and /ch/ so far, and /k/, /g/, and /f/ are in progress right now.
I created the product in color and black and white. I get one color ink cartridge per year at work, so I am usually down to black ink only by Christmas! I do have a good laser printer for black and white printables, and I love to print on colored cardstock. It's sturdy, and it gives everything a little more pop. You can see in the picture above how I printed the /s/ words on purple cardstock. I have purchased more colored cardstock since I took these pictures, and I printed each phoneme on a different color. I would say organization is my downfall, but every now and then I surprise myself! I put the entire product in a binder with page protectors. I store the little flashcards in a pencil pouch, and that works really well. I bought different colors of pencil pouches at Dollar General to match the color of phoneme cards, but only ONE actually had holes that lined up correctly with a standard 3 ring binder. In the future, I will test them out while I'm in the store! I found out the cards also fit perfectly in baseball protector pages - I'm just scared they will fall out if I pick up the binder when it's upside down one day.

I keep extra copies of the homework pages in pocketed page dividers, and that works great for sending home once I think my kids are ready for it.

Here are more images of my articulation sight word sets:

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