Want to learn about the many websites out there not specifically created for SLPs but can be easily used to target a variety of speech and language goals?
Why use websites in speech?
Students are motivated by technology! Why not incorporate it so we can keep the motivated to work towards their goals. We don’t always have the time to plan elaborate lessons out and sometimes it is nice to turn on the Smartboard, grab the iPad, or open up the Chromebook to elicit a ton of language and comprehension. I have written previous blog posts with some websites to use in speech. CLICK HERE to see my first post and CLICK HERE to read about ones specific for older students. However, since those posts have been written, I have been sharing ton of free websites in my Instagram stories. I have had numerous requests for a round up post so people can easily refer to them. I will continue to share new ones as I find them but in the meantime here are the bunch that I have shared and that YOU have loved!
Wacky Web Tales
Do you love MadLibs? MadLibs are great for working on parts of speech, vocabulary, and comprehension. This website is a web version of those popular books. Students can enter in their responses without seeing the story and then the story will appear with their responses. You can modify it easily and give them a word bank if they are struggling to come up with words to enter. Working on articulation or have a mixed group? Encourage your students to only use their target sound while filling out the form! You can easily find stories related to seasons/holidays or just fun themes. Students love it and I love how easy it is to use to target a variety of goals! CLICK HERE to check out this awesome website!
I have previously shared my love for the Comic Strip Creator (click HERE to check that out). This is another version with more options and capabilities. Students can create their own narrations, make versions of stories read to demonstrate understanding and a summary, they can create social situations and demonstrate conversational interactions, and they can work on so many other goals as well. Let them be creative! Why did they make the character look that way or act like that? What would the character say? What objects might be in that setting (categorization!)? CLICK HERE to check out this fun website.
Trading Card Creator
Students love sports. Although they aren’t collecting baseball cards like they used to it, this fun tool can be used to work on so many speech and language goals. Can they make a card about themselves? It is a great way to build rapport, learn about their interests, and have them share about themselves with their peers after. They can easily learn that everyone has different interests and experiences and that is OK! It is a great way to elicit conversational exchanges and work on perspective taking! You can also make cards about characters in stories read. It is a great way to work on character traits and comprehension/recall of the story! CLICK HERE to check it out!
I am all about using graphic organizers in speech but sometimes it is nice to change it up from the paper/pencil ones. This fun website allows students to doodle a picture representing the story read and complete the graphic organizer right on the website. It gives them the prompts so you don’t have to! They can be creative and compare the images they picked to represent the story. Why did they pick that scene? Why was it the most important? You can save or even print out their creations. CLICK HERE to check it out!
Jeopardy games are fun and a great way to use competition to get students motivated to work on ANY goal. You can work on specific skills like synonyms or use Jeopardy to work on recall/comprehension questions from a story read. This free website allows you to easily make a game and play it right there from the site. Just save/write down/add to favorite places/bookmark the web address they give you for your game so you can use it again. You cannot save and reuse on the free version unless you save that web address given! Save time and reuse! CLICK HERE to check out this website!
Other websites that I love that I have written complete blog posts about:
As you can see, there are a ton of websites out there and FREE ones that can be used to work on a variety of speech and language goals. It is all about just playing around to see how you can adapt it to meet your needs. I hope my ideas and suggestions help make planning a bit easier (especially in a pinch!). We are all super busy and can use a few tricks up our sleeves when we need something quick.
Do you know about other free websites?! Comment below and share! I love hearing about new ones from all of you!
And make sure you are following me on Instagram where I share new ones that I have discovered! I am always doing an Instagram story daily sharing tips, tricks, and free tools to use! CLICK HERE to make sure you are following my account!