Want to incorporate the Winter Olympics in your speech room with your older students?
It can be a challenge to incorporate motivating themes into your speech room. But you may be shocked to learn that our students are motivated by things going on around the world. They love sports. They love the snow. They like competitions. Whether or not they have heard of the Olympics, it is still something they can be motivated by.
Want to incorporate this theme but unsure how?
Start by building background knowledge! You can use a KWL (know-want to know-learned) chart with your students to determine what they already know about the subject. You can also use this video on You Tube from Colossal Questions that I turned into an Edpuzzle to work on inferential questions at the same time! Hey it is a way to incorporate nonfiction as well!
Then, you can dive deep into the different sports and activities that can be seen in the Winter Olympics. You can use this cute fictional video to also work on inferential questions. Hockey and figure skating discussed. You can compare and contrast and have debates about them as well!
I know your students will love learning about the Winter Olympics and I know you will the quick prep (and motivation from your students to participate!).
Looking for more ways to keep students motivated and incorporate the Olympics/winter sports theme to target even more goals?! Make sure you sign up for SLP Elevate! This month we are having a blast with the theme!
Members have reported:
“I love them already! Used the fiction story with three groups and the conversation starters with one. My kids know nothing about the Olympics. We had some great discussions and looking up opening ceremonies on YouTube!”
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Plan quickly and easily and have fun learning about the Olympics and targeting all those tricky concepts! CLICK HERE to learn more and sign up today!!