Expanding Utterances & Following Directions with Spatial Concepts Dear Zoo Activity

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by SpeechRUS

Price: 400 points or $4 USD

Subjects: ela,speech,specialed

Grades: 14,13,1,2

Description: Students are presented with animals and boxes from the book Dear Zoo. Students are first asked to follow simple 1-step directions with spatial concepts (e.g. on, on top, in front, under, above, below, between, next to). After, students are asked "where" questions such as "where is the dog" or "where is the monkey" and provided with a sentence starter containing 3 empty spaces to help students expand their utterances as they answer the where questions. For example, students are presented with the sentence starter (the ___ is ___ the ___). Students are given 2 visual choices per blank box to help them drag and drop the correct item into the correct place of the sentence starter. Students are able to form sentences such as "the dog is in front of the box" or "the giraffe is under the box." This helps students work on spatial concepts as well. Students are asked to follow 1-step directions with the following spatial concepts: - in front - behind - on top - above - below - under - next to - between Some of the following IEP goals can be targeted during this activity: - Wh- questions - Identifying and labeling Basic concepts (e.g. Spatial Concepts) - Following directions with Spatial Concepts - Expanding Utterances and increasing MLU - Identifying and Labeling Animals