Simple Linking Verbs "is" and "are"
by Amy Miller Sonntag, M.A., CCC-SLP
Expected Outcome: The person will use the linking verbs "is" and "are" with -ing verbs.
Purpose: to learn to say the linking verbs "is" and "are" and expand length of utterance.
Target Language Skill: Use the linking verbs "is" and "are" and use them with -ing verbs
1. The person will say the word "is" appropriately in a sentence.
2. The person will say the word "are" appropriately in a sentence.
3. The person will say the word "is" + an -ing verb.
4. The person will say the word "are" + an -ing verb.
5. The person will say the word a sentence with a "noun + linking verb + -ing verb."
6. The person will say the word a sentence with a "noun + linking verb + -ing verb + noun."
1. Model and prompt the linking verbs on the device.
2. Model using "is" and "are" in simple sentences.
3. Use the "Stage 4 - Is and Are Linking Verbs" activities to practice saying "is" and "are."
4. Praise the client when you hear them use the words "is" and "are" appropriately. You could even have a reward chart that is marked each time the word is used and after 10 correct usages a larger prize is earned.
5. During spontaneous speech model for the client when "is" and "are" could be used appropriately.
1. Read the Power Point book together. The first time through, ask the person to read just the linking verbs. Remember to practice the pronoun-verb phrases in Unity that save keystrokes.
2. Read the Power Point book again, this time ask the person to read as many words as possible. Model and teach other words.
3. Change the names of the people in the story to familiar names. Read the story to someone else.
1. Connect the device to a computer with either a USB or a Blue Tooth adapter. Open a word document and as the person to practice writing the target vocabulary words.
2. Help the person to make up a story using "is" and "are". Provide only as much help as necessary.
3. In a word document, insert graphics of familiar people. Ask the person to write captions for the pictures. Encourage using "is" and "are" in the captions. Save and print for sharing.
1. Model and teach pronoun-verb phrases that use "is" and "are", such as "he is" and "we are". Ask the person to make up sentences with these phrases.
2. Find other reading books that have "is" and "are" in sentences. Read the books together. Ask the person to say the correct linking verbs when you come to them.
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