- Blocks or legos
- Address labels that match size of blocks
- Picture Symbols or Google images search.
I used the Avery address labels and return address labels. I think it would be nice to color coordinate based on noun/verb etc. but wasn't able becuase I didn't have enough of one color. I tried to use similar sizes for the different parts of the sentences, though.
Then I just typed in the words that I wanted, printed them off and put them on the blocks. I also put Boardmaker pictures on the sides of the blocks for non readers and to reinforce the meaning of the sentences I made.
1. Fill in the blank activities: I create part of a sentence and then the student finishes it. Ex. He ___ riding a bike (is/are) The child puts in the correct sentence.
2. Basic Sentence building: Start with N-V-O and then add adjectives etc. Who can build the tallest sentence.
3. Pronouns: Start with a basic sentence and then have the child replace the Subject with the correct pronoun.
4. Mixed up sentences: Can you put the sentence in order?
5. Subject Verb Agreement: Start with one sentence (ex. Darth Vader is walking) What happens if we changed it to Storm troopers? What else needs to change? I like that this adds more of a physical component to something which may seem more abstract.
I think there are lots of ways these could be used in therapy. How would you use them?