Pacing Board Follow-up with Pictures
Great feedback from last Tuesday's Pace-Out-Your-Speech
Post! Many of you wrote in with great pacing board proposals of your own. Thank
you for sharing your useful and novel ideas! In addition, many of you also requested
that pictures of the pacing boards be posted. Here are ones that I made and use
daily in the classroom:
*All the pacing boards and sentence strips below were
laminated before being used to increase durability
Here is one made simply of red cardboard and star-shaped
post-it notes. Nice for boys or girls.
Here is one made of blue construction paper and
flower-shaped post-it notes. Great for little girls!
Here is another with velcro added to create a sentence
strip, which can say anything you want/need the child to work on in school or
at home. Here are a few examples:
As you can see, this sentence says, "I picked bananas." All
of the pictures on the strip can be changed at any time.
This strip says, "I want more please." I use this sentence
often. This tool serves as a great standard board to help expand a child's
speech from "more" or "more please" to a four word "I" statement.
This strip says, "I want strawberries please." This is the
same board as above, however it is expanding a child's vocabulary as well as
their mean length of utterance. You can use any word/picture to replace the
concepts such as "more" and nouns such as "strawberries." It could read, "I
want help please," or "I do not want help please." The options are endless!
*Here are a few more ways to expand the use of sentence
- Replace the generic "I"
pictures with actual photo graphs of your students so that the child
saying "I" sees a picture of himself/herself. Easy way to address the
difficult task of teaching the concept of pronouns as well!
- If you are doing a recipe
lesson or a sequencing activity with your students, you can use multiple
sentence strips to have them read each step. For example, 1. Cut the lemons;
2. Squeeze the lemons; 3. "Add the water," etc.
Please continue to
share your comments
and own helpful
pacing board and sentence strip tips!