Have you seen these three letters, EET, floating around Pinterest and Speechie Blogs?!
Are you wondering what they mean and what the hype is all about?! Well, they stand for Expanding Expression Tool! This amazing idea and product was created by a fellow Speechie, Sara L. Smith. It is
a multi-sensory approach to teaching students how to expressively describe!
How does it work?
Students must be taught what each “bead” represents on the Expanding Expression Tool (EET). The beads represent different describing concepts: category, function, looks, parts, where do you find it, what is it made of, and more! I like to use a visual I created (but the kit comes with a poster) and I go through what each bead means one lesson at a time. It is fascinating to realize how many students do not know names of materials objects are made of or where to find them! My students always respond with “99 Cents Store” or “Wal-Mart” when asked where they find it! I have to prompt them with, and then where do you put it after you buy it!
Bag Game app, or Describe with Art app (just to name a few!).
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