Thursday, July 31, 2014

Screeners and Informal Assessments Round-Up and a {GIVEAWAY}!

Back. To. School.

Whether that fills you with a little bit of excitement, a little bit of dread, or both, it's back to school time!  Don't worry though, a bunch of my blogger/material-making friends and I have tons of informal assessments and screeners to ease you back into the swing of things!  There's something for every need - and all TpT items are on sale August 4th and 5th!  Read on to check out all of the fantastic products and then enter to win an AMAZING giveaway!!


My "Common Core Based Language Assessment" is an informal language assessment based off of the common core, for K5-5th grade students.  Each grade level document features 8-10 questions that can be used to determine useful, individualized goals for each student.  Appropriate answers are given from kindergarten through 3rd grade.  Answers are not given for the 4th and 5th grade assessments since these students are more adept at reading and the assessment could be given in written form to students in those grades.

You can find this informal assessment HERE!

Here's a peek at what other TpT sellers offer:

Kindergarten Screening Packet: Speech and Language Screener by Jenna Rayburn
Common Core Speaking & Listening Rating Scales {K-5} by Jenn Alcorn
The Checklists Bundle by Smart Speech Therapy LLC
ARRRRe You Ready For KindeRRRRgarten? Kinder Readiness Packet- HUGE! by Twin Speech Language and Literacy LLC
Speech Therapy: Interactive Articulation Screener by Twin Speech Language and Literacy LLC
Literacy Checklists for K-3rd Grade by Communication Station
Informal Conversational Language Skills Checklist and Data Collection by Communication Station
Informal Social Skills Checklist and Data Form by Communication Station
Social Pragmatic Rubrics (Student Directed) by SLPrunner
Curriculum Based Language Assessments for Grades K-5 Aligned with Standards by Nicole Allison
Curriculum Based Language Assessments for Grades 6-12 Aligned with Standards by Nicole Allison
Social Language and Pragmatic Rubrics by The Speech Bubble
Listening Comprehension Screenings: Common Core Aligned by The Speech Bubble
Receptive & Expressive Language Baseline Data! by Miss Speechie
Intelligibility Checklist by Speech2u
Articulation Deep Test - R with 100 Picture Stimuli by GoldCountrySLP
Progress Monitoring Tools (including articulation, phonology, language and grammar) by Natalie Snyders
Method To The (pre-k screening) Madness by Rock Chalk Speech Talk
Informal Screener: 14 Early Developing Morphemes by Teach Speech 365 {This is a freebie!!!}
PreK Speech and Language Checklists by All Y'All Need
Kindergarten Speech and Language Guidelines & Checklists by All Y'All Need
1st Grade Speech and Language Checklists by All Y'All Need
2nd Grade Speech and Language Checklists by All Y'All Need
Phonology Picture Probe/Screener by Bright Ideas SLP
SALSA: Speech & Language Skills Assessment (preK & Kindergarten version) by LyndaSLP123
SALSA: Speech & Language Skills Assessment (1st & 2nd grade version) by LyndaSLP123

I don't know about you, but my wishlist and I are exhausted!!

Want to win a bunch of these products or choose your favorite?! Just enter the giveaway!!  One grand prize winner will receive 7 screeners and/or informal assessments.  Two additional winners will each get to choose one product from the grand prize list!  All you have to do is check out these products and then comment with what component(s) you would find most helpful!  Good luck!


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Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Delightful Dollar Deals!

I'm super duper excited to unveil two new categories of products at my TpT store!  The first is a line of "Delightful Dollar Deals" and you guessed it - all of these products are just $1!!

"Apple-icious Antonyms and Synonyms" 

Target apple-icious antonyms and synonyms with this delightful dollar deal that includes 20 antonym sentences and 20 antonym word cards, as well as 20 synonym sentences and 20 synonym word cards! In this activity, students take turns drawing sentence cards, then find an appropriate antonym or synonym to take the place of the underlined word.  Grab this activity HERE!

"Back to School Barrier Activity"

Go back to school in style with this barrier activity that can be used to target receptive direction following, expressive direction following, describing skills, receptive vocabulary, expressive vocabulary, and many others! Check out this activity HERE!

"Bewitching Noun, Verb, and Adjective Sort"

Put a spell on nouns, verbs, and adjectives with this activity that includes three noun/verb/adjective reference cards, and 96 "witch leg" cards to sort into the various parts of speech categories! Grab this activity HERE!


"What Doesn't Belong: Spooky Spider Edition:

Target categories with this activity that includes 60 cards, each with 4 items listed on them. Students must determine which item doesn't belong and then state the category that the other 3 items belong to! Snag this activity HERE!

""Whooooo" Said It: An Inference Activity"

Who said it? Use your inferencing skills to determine who might have said the statement on each card. This activity includes 36 owl cards that can be used to target this skill!  Check out this activity HERE!

Stay tuned... More delightful dollar deals to come!

Friday, July 18, 2014

{Freebie} Snorkel Sequences!

What could make a Friday even better?  How about a {freebie}?!  A free activity that is, called "Snorkel-tastic Sequences"!  This is the newest addition to my TpT store and it's completely FREE!


This activity includes 24 situation cards in which various sequences must be described!


Grab your very own copy HERE!!  (And please leave a little "feedback love" if you download it!)  Enjoy!

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

{Giveaway} "How Do You Like Them Apples! Idioms and Proverbs Pack"

How do you like them apples?! Check out my newest apple activity and then enter to win 1 of 2 copies that are being given away!!


This activity includes:

40 idioms cards 

and 20 proverbs cards!

There is also an idioms meaning answer sheet and a proverbs meaning answer sheet too! 

You can find out more about this activity HERE!

And don't forget to enter to win the giveaway!


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Tuesday, July 15, 2014

{Giveaway}: "Hittin' the Books: A Grammar Pack"

Is it just me or do you have a ton of students working on grammar goals too?  Well if you're like me, check out this {Back to School} pack and then enter two win 1 of 2 copies!!


This activity has it all, including:

 24 possessive noun cards,

 24 regular plural noun cards,

24 irregular plural noun cards, 

24 regular past tense verb cards, 

24 irregular past tense verb cards, 

24 helping verb cards, 

24 subjective pronoun cards, 

and 24 objective pronoun cards!!

That's 192 grammar cards!!  {To find out more about this activity on TpT, click HERE!!}

You can also enter to win 1 of 2 copies!  Here's how...
2) Comment with the grammar target that you'd get the most use out of.


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Monday, July 14, 2014

{Giveaway} Calendars, Themes, and Lesson Plan Organization for SLPs (2014-2015)

It's Back to School time!!!  Kidding... well, kind of... Let's call it "Pre Back to School" time.  Time to enjoy your summer vacation, but maybe, just maybe, think about going back to school.  But don't worry, I've got a new product to make it so much easier (and much more organized too!)  Introducing, "Calendars, Themes, and Lesson Plan Organization for SLPs (2014-2015)"!!  {Check it out and then enter for a chance to win 1 of 2 copies!!}


This material has it ALL!! 11 months of organized SLP fun (because I hope NONE of you are working in July!!!)

Here's a peek at what each month includes...

Weekly theme/topic sheets, along with spaces to plan activities, jot down materials that are needed, and check it all off when your set up is complete.  (Is it just me or do you love to check things off of your to-do list too?!) 



There's also a spot for any extra notes that you need to make for each month.


And of course, a calendar.  I've added holidays and special days to the calendar, but there's plenty of room to add your own events too!


Make sure to keep your IEPs in order!  There's a space for a student's name, due date for the IEP, tests that will be given (if necessary), the meeting date, and of course, a handy box to check off when everything is complete!


I'm sure that you're also involved in lots of meetings, so here's a whole page just for meeting notes!


Last, but certainly not least, are lesson planning pages (Monday through Friday, of course!)  These are a great way to keep all of your plans for the week super organized!



If you want to read more about the product, you can do so HERE!

Want to win a copy?!  You can enter three different ways:

1) Follow WordNerdSpeechTeach on facebook.
2) Leave a comment about what part of the product would be most useful.
3) Follow me (Lindsey Karol) on TpT!

Ready?! Set?! Go!!


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Tuesday, May 27, 2014

{Review} Superflex Superdecks

I am a HUGE fan of Social Thinking products and this next one doesn't disappoint!  Check out... Superflex Superdecks!!


This product, intended for children ages 8-11, helps students to become more flexible social thinkers by further practicing skills that they have learned.  Included in this material are:

- Information and general instructions booklet
- 4 copies of Unthinkables and Thinkables reference cards
- 4 copies of the five-step power plan
- 1 Unthinkables card deck
- 1 Thinkables card deck
- 1 Situation card deck
- 1 Strategy card deck


The information and general instructions booklet has you covered.  This book takes just a few minutes to read and will have you all set to get started with the decks.


The Unthinkables and Thinkables reference cards offer a quick review and description of the characters in the program.  The cards can also be used with the card deck games.



The five step power plan also offers a review of the steps to follow when facing a difficult social situation.  Thank goodness for the power pals!!


Here is a look at the card decks:

The Unthinkable and Thinkable card decks can be used as a match up game.  The goal of this game is to determine which Unthinkable is "put to rest" by the Thinkable.  (The back of the Thinkable and Unthinkable reference cards includes the answers.)


The situation card deck includes various situations in which Unthinkables are found.  The goal of this game is to determine which Unthinkables are at work in the given situation.  (Possible answers are included on the back of the reference card.)  Examples of situation cards include:

* "You fidget and lean back in your chair even though your teacher has asked you to sit in your chair the right way."
* "When your mom asks you to help put away the dishes, you don't say anything.  You just keep watching your favorite TV show."
* "You get upset and yell at your classmate because he wants to sit in the green chair - because YOU want to sit in the green chair!"


The strategy card deck includes various strategies that can be used when the Unthinkables are up to their usual high jinks.  The goal of this game is for children to think about which Unthinkable could be defeated using the strategy on the card.   (Possible answers are included on the back of the reference card.)  Examples of strategy cards include:

* "Notice where your group is so you know where to put your body to be part of the group."
* "Ask yourself, "How will they feel if I say this?"  If they would be hurt or mad, keep it in your brain."
* "Ask yourself, "Is my comment connected in some way to what the group is talking about?""


What I love about this product:
- The Superflex program, in general, is so creative and so engaging for adults and children alike.
- This one material offers at least four different games/ways to use the product.  (There are also many other ways that these cards could be used as well!)
- My favorite card deck is the situation card deck.  I find that practicing communication skills before using them out in the "real world" is so beneficial for children.  They can role play and get feedback about their interactions.

This FANTASTIC social skill product can be found for $40.00 HERE!


Disclaimer: This item was given to me for review.  No other compensation was provided.  The opinions expressed here are solely my own.