Building Phrases with Dynamic Activity Rows
By Morgan Foit
Expected Outcome: The person will speak two word utterances.
Purpose: to increase knowledge and usage of vocabulary in dynamic rows
1. read story
2. color red
3. drink water
4. feel sad
5. feel bad
6. feel thirsty
7. feel mad
11. all done
Target Language Skill: production of two word utterances
1. The person will say the phrase "read story" when asked the coordinating question or when he/she wants to read the story.
2. The person will say the phrase "color red" when asked the coordinating question.
3. The person will say the phrase "drink water" when asked the coordinating question.
4. The person will say the phrase "feel sad" when asked the coordinating question.
5. The person will say the phrase "feel bad" when asked the coordinating question.
6. The person will say the phrase "feel thirsty" when asked the coordinating question.
7. The person will say the phrase "feel mad" when asked the coordinating question.
8. The person will say the word "stop" when he or she no longer wants to do the activity.
9. The person will say the word "turn" when the page needs to be turned during the reading activity.
10. The person will say the word "more" when he/she wants to hear more of the story.
11. The person will say the phrase "all done" when he/she no longer wants to do the activity or when the book is at the end.
1. Model each target word or phrase on the device. If possible you may want to act out the word or show the person a tangible representation of a phrase.
2. Model the phrase "read story" before getting out any book to read. Prompt the person to say the phrase "read story" before you read a book. If you need to, wait with the book in front of the person until he or she says "read story".
3. Model the phrase "drink water" before giving the person a drink of water. If he or she does not like water, change the phrase to say his or her choice.
4. Model the phrase "color red". Show objects of different colors. Prompt the person to say the phrase "color red" for red objects. If possible, show a pair of red pajamas. Ask what color they are. You may take this time to work on identifying other colors as well.
1. Read the book "Llama, Llama Red Pajama". You might want to read the book twice.
Llama, Llama Red Pajama by Anna Dewdney
ISBN: 978-0-670-05983-6 (hardcover)
2. Ask the following questions to elicit a target response from the vocabulary above. You may choose to read the questions where they are appropriate in the book, or read the questions at the end.
Llama, Llama Red Pajama Questions
What are baby llama and llama mama doing?
What color are baby llama's pajamas?
What does baby llama want to drink?
How does baby llama feel?
How does mama llama feel?
Other questions to ask during the session:
What should we do next? (Expected answer: Turn page)
Do you want to hear more? (Expected answer: More)
Do you want to stop? (Expected answer: Stop)
3. You can also ask the person to describe what they are seeing as you read the book. This will allow them to explore the dynamic screens a little more on their own.
4. Make the session client-directed by allowing the person to say "stop", "turn", "more" and "all done". Be sure to ask the person throughout the session questions like "What should we do next?", "Do you want to hear more?", "Do you want to stop?".
5. At any time during the session the person can say "all done". When they do be sure to close the book and put it away (along with anything else pertaining to the book that you might have had out). This will help them to understand the meaning of "all done". Be sure to do the same thing with the word "stop". By putting everything away when it is said you are modeling what "all done" and "stop" mean.
1. Connect the device to a computer with a USB cable or Blue Tooth module. Let the person practice writing the target words and phrases into a word document.
2. Read the same book again while at the computer. Stop reading when you come to target words. Let the person write these words on the computer. Print out the document to display or send home.
1. Include the target vocabulary words and phrases in any activity. At break time, use the phrase "drink water" . If the person chooses some other drink, model and teach "drink tea" or "drink juice".
2. Model and teach other color phrases when teaching colors or choosing snacks. For example, ask the person to tell the colors of toys, beads, snacks, other objects.
3. Model and teach feelings. You can use pictures of sad people, mad people, thirsty animals, etc. Use puppets to illustrate different feelings.
4. Remember to ask questions that will help the person direct the activity. For example, "Do you want to do more?" "Are you all done?" (but not both questions at the same time!)
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