(Materials included specifically target – Prevocalic R, Vocalic R, R- Blends, S/Z, S- Blends, L, L- Blends, CH, SH, TH, F/V, & K/G)
There are multiple resources included to help you target articulation at many different levels. First, there are Articulation Word Lists for each of the above mentioned sounds. These word lists provide you with target words that can be found on the story and articulation cubes. In addition to these word suggestions, there are articulation word lists for adjectives, verbs, and adverbs. These are great to help your students utilize rich vocabulary in their stories while loading them with their target sound.
Summarizing & Sequencing
Listening for Details
The students can use this worksheet to help them jot down details while listening to a story or they can fill it out after listening to a story, while trying to remember as many details as possible.
This worksheet is great to go over before beginning the activity so the student can review various fluency strategies and practice before he/she starts the activity. The student can then use the worksheet to reflect on how the strategies either did or did not help.
Grammar can easily be targeted throughout the entire activity as students begin putting their ideas together. The Grammar Worksheet is included for students who wish to write their story. This can help you and the student assess and correct his/her written work.
Story Grammar & Narrative Organization
There are a variety of graphic organizers and visuals included so your student can choose one that targets exactly what he/she is working on. Each student can fill out a visual as they begin organizing their ideas or as they tell their story. These visuals can be used in many different ways to target a multitude of different goals.
Narrative Generation & Articulation
There are 10 story grammar cubes and 24 articulation cubes for the sounds previously mentioned. These activity cubes are loaded with visuals that promote excellent story telling (e.g., characters, settings, problems, etc.). You can use anywhere from 3-10 cubes in order to create a story. I typically have my students use 6 story/articulation cubes. The number will vary based on ability levels and goals.
– Table of Contents: This allows you to quickly access and print exactly what you need.
– Instructional Cue Cards: These are great visuals to help the students understand what is expected of them and help them participate throughout the activity. I suggest giving each student an instructional cue card for the goal they will be targeting and reviewing each quickly before the activity begins.
– Blank Instructional Cue Cards: There are 3 blank instruction cards so you can incorporate any other goals you see fit and have the instructions on hand, ready to print each time.
– Perfect Size for Printing 2 Per Page: I typically print all of these materials 2 per page. All of the text and visuals are still easily legible. There is also enough room for students to fill in each section of the worksheets when printed this way.
– Once the Activity Cubes are Constructed, the Rest is Print & Go: This is especially useful for days when you need therapy ideas on the fly. You only need to construct the activity cubes once (I’ve used card stock and I’ve also laminated them before, both worked great). Once you have your activity cubes, you can conveniently print exactly what you need each time using the table of contents! Each activity visual is also black & white/low ink.
– Ability to be Used with Other Story Cubes: There are currently other story cubes out there on the market that you can use with these resources. No other story cube activities (that I have found) target articulation and all of these other goals though. These cubes can, however, be used in conjunction with the materials provided to help target a variety of speech-language goals.
– Flexibility to Target Even More Goals: Due to the variability in materials and activity cubes, you have the ability to structure the activity in any way that you’d like. In addition to the goals mentioned above, you can target WH- questions, specific social language concepts, yes/no questions, verbs, S-V agreement, critical thinking, problem solving, etc. The possibilities are endless!
You can check out these Story Cube Activities for Speech-Language Therapy by clicking the visual below.
Think of all the possibilities and goals that you can target with just this one, simple activity!
Let me know what you think by leaving a comment below!
I’d love to hear how you plan on using these with your students 🙂