Articulation Summer Homework For 7th

Middle School Communication Skills:

So what communication skills are needed for children in middle school?  Well, for that we go the Common Core State Standards.  These standards were set forth by the US government as a way to measure progress of American schools.  This curriculum outlines exactly what skills children should master in each grade.

There are a ton of different communication skills that are outlined in the text.  For a full account of what the curriculum includes, click the link below:

Click Here to Read the English Language Arts Standards

However, in case you don’t feel like falling asleep right now, let me share with you some of my favorite speech therapy resources for middle schoolers:

Social Skills for Middle Schoolers:

One of the things I get asked about most for this age is how to run a social skills group.  I’ve broken down exactly how to run the group as well as given you an excellent tool that will provide you with SUPERB social skills videos that you can use during your next social skills lesson.  Check it out:

How to Teach Social Skills to Middle Schoolers (Plus an AWESOME tool!)

Carrie’s Top Therapy Activities and Guides for Middle Schoolers:

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Free Middle School Speech Therapy Bundle

Click here to download all of my excellent speech therapy materials for middle schoolers in one bundle! You'll get worksheets and visuals that target Writing Narratives, Making Inferences, Using Figurative Language and Idioms, Using clear speech (not mumbling), and Self-Calming.

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Product Description

**Updated 05/31/2016: Now the calendars can be used for ANY year!**

Don't let your students' articulation skills slip over the summer break! These calendars contain 12 weeks of free, fun, and quick activities that your students can complete with their parents to work on improving their communication skills during their time off from school.

Instead of activities for parents to have to do every single day, each calendar contains 20 activities that parents can complete as their schedule permits. They can choose to do something daily, or do a few activities on the same day. They can even have weekends off if they want! Activities are brief, and can be completed in 20 minutes or less.

This packet includes:

pg. 1: Cover Page and Credits
pg. 2: Parent Letter
pg. 3: Online Resources
pg. 4: List of Favorite iPad/Smartphone apps
pg. 5-7: Colorful calendars (weeks 1-4; 5-8; and 9-12)
pg. 8-10: Black and white calendars (weeks 1-4; 5-8; and 9-12)
pg. 11-12: Credits and Additional Information

Activity Examples:
*I Spy! Find 10 foods with your sound and say them 3 times each.
*Arts and Crafts! Cut out letters from magazines to create words that have your sounds. Say them 3 times each.
*Play Time! Draw pictures with your sounds on the sidewalk and then toss water balloons onto them before you say the words.
*Book Worm! Read and book and listen for your sounds, then say the word 4 times.
*Speak Up! Talk about somewhere you would like to visit. Be sure to use your good sounds.
*Action! Use your good speech sounds while you talk about your day.
...and MORE!

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If you enjoy this activity, you will also enjoy:
Fun in the Sun {beach themed speech and language activities}
Two Scoops of Speech and Language {ice cream themed activities}
Puzzling Popsicles {Vocabulary Match-Ups}
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Be sure to download the Language Calendars! Free Summer Language Calendars

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