Talking About Model Cars in Speech!

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Have you ever had those moments where you decided to throw out your current plan and go with what your students are talking about?!  Hey…they are motivated and our ultimate goal is communication, so why not?!

You can take pretty much any topic and turn it into the focus of a speech therapy lesson! One of my students was talking about model cars one day, so I turned it into our lesson on the fly! Learn what I did to create this lesson talking about model cars.

My kids were talking about going to a car show that was in town over the weekend.

Then, one of them told the group about building model cars.

I realized, wow so many language goals can be addressed with this discussion!

I quickly found a You Tube video on making a model car.  This one was SO cool and had fun music too!

You can take pretty much any topic and turn it into the focus of a speech therapy lesson! One of my students was talking about model cars one day, so I turned it into our lesson on the fly! Learn what I did to create this lesson talking about model cars.

While watching the video, we discussed the vocabulary and I pointed out the categories.  We also tried predicting what was going to happen next!  After the video, we retold what happened using my sequencing graphic organizers.

You can take pretty much any topic and turn it into the focus of a speech therapy lesson! One of my students was talking about model cars one day, so I turned it into our lesson on the fly! Learn what I did to create this lesson talking about model cars.

We then reviewed the vocabulary that I pointed out while watching the video.  I had the kids group the vocabulary into categories.

You can take pretty much any topic and turn it into the focus of a speech therapy lesson! One of my students was talking about model cars one day, so I turned it into our lesson on the fly! Learn what I did to create this lesson talking about model cars.

You can take pretty much any topic and turn it into the focus of a speech therapy lesson! One of my students was talking about model cars one day, so I turned it into our lesson on the fly! Learn what I did to create this lesson talking about model cars.

How easy to make a worksheet on the fly?!  My kids had so much fun with this lesson!!!  I cannot wait to find more You Tube videos like this one with motivating topics!  Have you ever done a lesson on  the fly like this?!

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