Our students struggle to comprehend what the questions ask and how to respond. We can help them using visual aids such as sentence strips.
Yes, critical thinking is a skill addressed in the classroom. But we, as speech-language pathologists, have the tools to break it down for our students so they can be successful. We can break down the vocabulary, syntax, and help them with recall as well. I often like to use sentence strips to teach my students HOW to respond and to encourage complete sentences when doing so. (Disclaimer: this post contains Amazon Affiliate links).
Do you need fancy sentence strip paper? No! Although I got these in the Target dollar spot section for super cheap. You can write on paper, sticky note, anywhere. The benefit of writing it on actual paper (I know I always prefer dry erase) is that you can save it!
What are some goals/skills I have created sentence strips for?
- Main idea
- Context Clues
- Agree/disagree (academic conversations)
- Tapping into background knowledge
- And more!
I love being able to grab and go and use these sentence strips with any book (learn more about this idea by clicking HERE)….
…with videos/commercials (learn more about how I use videos and commercials by clicking HERE):
…or even with various TpT resources (Click HERE to check out my Picture It Visualizing Pack)!
I just hate having to write a sentence strip ALL the time and each time I plan to use it. I don’t have that time or even memory! I like to make them once and them save them to use again in the future. That is why I use these magnetic pockets that are on my toy cabinet to hold them. They are close to my therapy table and can grab them when I need them easily! You can use the link below if you want to check out the pockets I have and use:
As you can tell…I just love making my life a bit easier any way I can. We are busy. We have a lot on our plates. I want to be able to prep once and be able to be done! I also want to be able to provide my students with the supports they need so they can be successful and build confidence! I really believe that sentence strips and showing students HOW to answer the questions and providing tons of opportunities to practice really makes a difference!