Education Links

Here you will find some great links for activities to help students practice speech and language skills:  

Language Skills

Storyline Online
Here are some books read aloud by celebrities. 

After listening to these  stories, have your child practice language skills by:
1.  Retelling the story.
2.  Describing characters.
3.  Playing the role of the teacher and asking YOU a question about the story.
4.  Answering simple questions about the story.


Harry, the Dirty Dog, read by Betty White:

https://www.storylineonline.net/books/harry-the-dirty-dog/

Library Lion, read by Mindy Sterling:
https://www.storylineonline.net/books/library-lion/

Peter Rabbit, read by Rose Byrne:
https://www.storylineonline.net/books/peter-rabbit/

Stellaluna, read by Pamela Reed.
https://www.storylineonline.net/books/stellaluna/

My Rotten Redheaded Older Brother, read by Melissa Gilbert:
https://www.storylineonline.net/books/my-rotten-redheaded-older-brother/

Streganona, read by Mary Steenburgen:
https://www.storylineonline.net/books/strega-nona/

K12 Reader:   Great resource to target skills in the areas of spelling, reading, grammar, vocabulary, and composition (by grade level).  After you click on the link, below, use the menu on the left to choose a specific skill to practice:

https://www.k12reader.com/subject/figurative-language-worksheets/metaphor-worksheets/

Readworks:  An online tool for reading comprehension skill development with a vast assortment of reading materials.

https://www.readworks.org/

Make Beliefs:  Create your own comic story!

https://www.makebeliefscomix.com/Comix/

Articulation Skills:  Students MUST practice with a listener to make sure the sound is CORRECT!  

Sing about S:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IaFlt1TjM-k

Sing about P:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=14hXRz94jRQ

Sing about K:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jdI2ad0lNpA

Sing about SH:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HfMtsRVZWfE

Sing about CH:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FWg2uzAuSe4

Sing about L:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F4BgJ_SAgZ8

Listen to this story and see if the reader says LION or WHY-un?  Listen for the L sound in LION!
https://www.storylineonline.net/books/library-lion/

Sing about TH:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o3INXFPrfJM

Social Language Skills

Connecting comments:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9GofBaXi2sE

Think before you speak:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NLm2BuW73m4

See the other person's side:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r_cnk_yObRQ

Listen with your body:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9uT3qz7wWmE

Making eye contact:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sEKsIkuE7tw

Compromising:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JN9jPCPFWT0

Working in groups:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3kYO3NgG7wg

Resolving disagreements:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DvSk5T_0UfU

Fluency Skills

Strategies for helping children who stutter (for parents and teachers):
https://westutter.org/wp-content/uploads/18-ways-to-help-cws-2019.pdf

Things to remember if you're working on fluency:
1.  Use a gentle, easy, relaxed speaking  manner.
2.  If you get stuck on a word or phrase:  stop, take a breath, and start again with an
     easy speaking manner.
3.  Think before you speak.
4.  Remember all of the times when you DO speak fluently!
5.  Remember to take breaths in the same places as you would see commas or
     periods.
6.  Remember to stretch out the first sound of words that given you trouble--just a
     little bit--don't turn your words into zombie sounds!

Things to remember if you're a parent or teacher of someone working on fluency:

1.  Speaking fluency improves when communication pressure decreases. 
     Communication pressure occurs when people speak super fast, interrupt,
     change topics rapidly, and engage in other communication behaviors which
     increase language processing demands.  Creating spaciousness in conversation
     respecting talk turns, and shifting topics gently will help to decrease stuttering.

2.  Adults should always model a gentle, easy manner of speech.  

3.  If your child is stuck in a stuttering moment, gently interrupt and shift the topic,
     modeling an easy way of speaking.

4.  Allow extra time for transition between activities (especially those which tend to
     be stressful)--for example, when getting the family out the front door in the
     morning.

5.  Emphasize when your child IS fluent with affirmation--"You're really speaking
     with an easy, fluent model today!"

For ERWIN HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS:

10 Life Lessons:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TBuIGBCF9jc

Vocabulary and Context activities in google slides:
https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/1eR2GnHeKuXoQ3yrLDaHDXeFbR3eCobxhtiTrSUH_ro8/edit#slide=id.g38288e2065_2_42

For Spanish Speakers:

Listen to stories in Spanish:
https://stories.audible.com/discovery/enterprise-discovery-21122525011?ref=adbl_ent_anon_ds_ds_dccs_sbtp-0-7