I'm sharing my whole week of lessons plans with you for week one of distance learning!
Obviously I couldn't stray far from themes, since you KNOW my passion for themed therapy. For week one, I picked a theme my students were already familiar with and love:
However, before jumping into themes, I'm going make sure we've got good "digital rapport." I'm going to screen share my Speech Rules poster with them, and talk about how our rules a little different during teletherapy (grab your free speech rules poster here).
Next, I'm going to do a "my favorites" activity. This allows the student to show me something they LOVE from home, almost like show and tell. I'll be showing something I love from my home, too! This will be great for my gen ed students grades first through fifth.
For my younger students and self-contained students, I'll be using this freebie (click for link) from Panda Speech (loveee the visuals to guide them!).
TIP: For students who aren't able to "take control" of the screen, I like to just tell them the pieces "float around like magic." I've tried this method and it successfully engages them, even without them being able to touch and move pieces themselves!
After that, I've split my lesson depending on the grade/skill level.
For all grade levels, I'll be using my Farm Themed Unit because it covers SO MANY goals!
PreK, Kinder, Self-Contained:
Book: Little Blue Truck (YouTube Read Aloud)
Activity: Little Blue Truck story mat for coloring (included in my thematic farm unit!). I'll simply screen share the coloring sheet and student's can annotate/color right on the screen. If the student doesn't have that capability, I'll have them tell me what to color and with what color (helloooo expressive language!)
Working on phonological processes or articulation?? I'll be splitting the screen to show both pages for the student: the Little Blue Truck coloring sheet, AND my busy HW page with picture targets. You can easily cross off words as you say them, or use a stamp via the annotate feature ("stamp 5 times after saying the word 5 times!").