Virtual Activities

Welcome to my Virtual Activities page! Below you can find activities for students who receive speech/language services.

How Can You Help Your Child at Home?

Students can be made aware of correct speech and language daily. To foster good communication skills at home you can be a good speech model. Here's how:

  • Pronounce words clearly, slowly, and correctly when speaking to your child
  • Listen to your child when he/she is reading spelling lists or vocabulary lists
  • Listen to your child read
  • Take turns reading alternate paragraphs or chapters in a story
  • Ask your child about the story. Encourage them to ask questions too.
  • Have your child retell the story


These everyday activities allow your child to explore and practice in a more functional environment. In addition, they provide you both with some special moments to share. Speech and language is part of everyday life. Your child is practicing all the time. Be an active listener and a good model!

"The ability to communicate is a beautiful gift. Help your child nurture the gift of communication."

- Author Unknown

Friday, April 3, 2020

Theodore Roosevelt School

Language: Pretend that you are going to grow your own plant. Would you choose a flower, a vegetable, a fruit, or greenery? Explain the following to a partner- Think of 5 items that you would need to grow your plant. Make a list. I'll help you start. You will need a pot. What else will you need? Your turn to name 4 more items. Now describe how you would begin to grow your plant using the items on your list. Don't forget to use the pot!. Remember to use sequencing skills. (to put in the right order)

First, I will need a pot.

Second,...

Third,...

Then,...

Finally,...

Read or listen to the story,Miss Johnson’s Plant Experiment

https://www.readworks.org/article/Stories-About-Growing-Plants/4ae8d134-0b0c-4620-9556-037916e752c5#!articleTab:content/contentSection:7141d6ab-1b31-43ef-b958-75d708226359/

Did you grow your plant correctly? I bet you did!!!

Articulation: When reading or listening to the above story, find five words that contain your sound. Say the words five times each. Use a mirror to help you see your sound. Use (+) and (-) to judge your own productions.

Wednesday, April 1, 2020

Theodore Roosevelt School

It’s the first day of April!

Language: Pretend that you are going to grow your own plant. Would you choose a flower, a vegetable, a fruit, or greenery? Explain the following to a partner- Think of 5 items that you would need to grow your plant. Make a list. I'll help you start. You will need a pot. Your turn to name 4 more items. Now describe how you would begin to grow your plant using the items on your list. Don't forget to use the pot!. Remember to use sequencing skills. (to put in the right order)

First, ...

Second,...

Third,...

Then,...

Finally,...

Rate: Be aware of appropriate response time and turn taking in conversation while doing the above activity.

Tuesday, March 31, 2020

Weehawken High School

What do you think this expression means? “March comes in like a lion and goes out like a lamb.”

Here are two clues for you to figure it out! One is a poem and one is a video. Read the poem and then watch the video.

https://docs.google.com/document/d/1vsvm7gRc3JW8PuygM_uKLhivVvrxtin9pEL9SayQsK8/edit#heading=h.qzviw2irxor1

https://edpuzzle.com/video/2414_o4nu1I

Language: Find a partner and tell them about this expression. Remember to use sequencing skills (put your explanation in the right order).

First, ...

Second,...

Then,...

Finally,...

Fluency: Complete the above activity and share your answers with a partner practicing the chunking technique.

Articulation: After completing the above activity share your answers with a partner while practicing carryover.

Theodore Roosevelt School

What do you think this expression means? “March comes in like a lion and goes out like a lamb.”

Here are two clues for you to figure it out! One is a story and one is a video. Listen to the story and then watch the video.

https://edpuzzle.com/media/5c8a4dc213b4064099c052d7

https://edpuzzle.com/video/2414_o4nu1I

Language: Find a partner and tell them about this expression. Remember to use sequencing skills (put your explanation in the right order).

First, ...

Second,...

Then,...

Finally,...

Monday, March 30, 2020

Weehawken High School

What do you think this expression means? “March comes in like a lion and goes out like a lamb.”

Here are two clues for you to figure it out! One is a poem and one is a video. Read the poem and then watch the video.

https://docs.google.com/document/d/1vsvm7gRc3JW8PuygM_uKLhivVvrxtin9pEL9SayQsK8/edit#heading=h.qzviw2irxor1

https://edpuzzle.com/video/2414_o4nu1I

Language: Find a partner and tell them about this expression. Remember to use sequencing skills (put your explanation in the right order).

First, ...

Second,...

Then,...

Finally,...

Fluency: Complete the above activity and share your answers with a partner practicing the chunking technique.

Friday, March 27, 2020

Happy Superhero Day!

Heroes can be many different types of people. Community Helpers are people who live and work in a community (i.e. police officers, mail carriers, nurses, hairdressers, bakers, grocers, etc.). First Responders are community helpers that are trained to respond in emergency situations (i.e. police officers, firefighters, doctors, teachers, etc.). All of these people can be considered heroes. Click on the link below to listen or read the short story, “What Makes Someone a Hero?”.

https://www.readworks.org/article/What-Makes-Someone-A-Hero/5ee35637-9b19-4634-a82e-7cc0171dc12f#!vocabularySection:admire/questionsetsSection:1740/articleTab:content/

We know about superheros that we see in movies, such as Superman, Batman and Wonder Woman. A superhero is a person who has *superhuman powers and uses them to do good things and help people. However, there are also superheroes that live among us in our community everyday. These superheroes are different because they don’t wear capes or have *superhuman powers but they still work hard to help people in the community.

*Superhuman powers are powers that are beyond what a typical human can do (i.e. fly, invisibility, read minds, super speed/strength etc.).

Find a partner and do the following activities:

Language:

After you listen to or read the short story discuss the questions using complete sentences:

  1. Why are heroes special people ? (Why= a reason)

(Even though they don’t have superhuman powers or wear capes like the superheroes we see in movies.)

  1. State 3 examples of how heroes and superheroes are the same and how they are different.
  2. Answer the last question in the story. (Now think...)
  3. Draw a picture of the hero and/or superhero you would like to be.

Articulation:

Complete the above language activity using your best speech, focusing on your specific speech sound(s) while answering the questions. Use (+) and (-) to judge your own productions.

Thursday, March 26,2020

Theodore Roosevelt School

Heroes can be many different types of people. Community Helpers are people who live and work in a community (i.e. police officers, mail carriers, nurses, hairdressers, bakers, grocers, etc.). First Responders are community helpers that are trained to respond in emergency situations (i.e. police officers, firefighters, doctors, teachers, etc.). All of these people can be considered heroes. Click on the link below to read or to listen to the short story, “What Makes Someone a Hero?”.

https://www.readworks.org/article/What-Makes-Someone-A-Hero/5ee35637-9b19-4634-a82e-7cc0171dc12f#!vocabularySection:admire/questionsetsSection:1740/articleTab:content/

Language:

Find a partner and discuss the following tasks. Use complete sentences for your answers.

  1. Who was mentioned as an historical hero?
  2. Name three characteristics of a hero.
  3. What was the main idea of the story?
  4. Ask your partner one “wh” question about the story.

Rate:

Complete the above language activity. Have a partner ask you the questions and answer at an appropriate rate so that you will be understood.

Articulation:

With your partner find three (3) words in the story that contain your speech sound(s). Write them on a piece of paper.

  1. Practice saying each word 5 times.
  2. Practice saying each word in a simple sentence.

Make sure to focus on the word containing your speech sound while producing sentences. Use (+) and (-) to judge your own production.

Wednesday March 25, 2020

Theodore Roosevelt School

Language: Categories- list five items that belong in each of these groups. Try to get a member of your family to guess the category when you tell them the items!

1. Occupations (jobs)

2. Vegetables

3. Desserts

Rate: Be aware of appropriate response time and turn taking in conversation while doing the above activity.

Tuesday, March 24, 2020

Weehawken High School

Language: Synonyms are words that mean the same. What are synonyms for these words?

    1. Difficult
    2. Filthy
    3. Correct

After finding the synonyms, write a complete sentence for each of the words. There should be a total of six sentences. Remember: capitalization, punctuation, and meaning.

Fluency: After completing the above task. Practice easy onset while reading the created sentences out loud.

Articulation: Continue to practice carry-over skills during every conversation throughout the day.

Theodore Roosevelt School

Language: Categories- list five items that belong in each of these groups. Try to get a member of your family to guess the category when you tell them the items!

1. Farm Animals

2. Soft Things

3.Fruits

Thursday, March 26,2020


Monday, March 23, 2020



Weehawken High School

Language: Synonyms are words that mean the same. What are synonyms for these words?

1. Difficult-

2. Filthy-

3. Correct-

After finding the synonyms, write a complete sentence for each of the words. There should be a total of six sentences. Remember: capitalization, punctuation, and meaning.

Fluency: After completing the above task. Practice easy onset while reading the created sentences out loud.

Friday, March 20, 2020

District Professional Day

Thursday, March 19, 2020

Theodore Roosevelt School

Articulation: Look around your home. Find 10 items starting with your targeted speech sounds. Practice saying each word 5 times while looking in a mirror. Use (+) and (-) to judge your own production.

Language: Look around your home. Find 5 items to describe to a family member. Do not tell them what the item is. They have to guess from your description.

(a) Color/size/shape- What does it look like?

(b) Function- What you do with the item? What does the item do?

(c) Associated item- What other item goes with the item?

Rate: Be aware of rapid rate and intelligibility during conversation while doing the above language activity.


Wednesday, March 18, 2020

Theodore Roosevelt School

Language: Describe the main idea of your favorite book, t.v. show, or movie to another person in your home. Use enough details so that he/she can guess from your description. Remember: Details are important

Rate: Be aware of appropriate response time and turn taking in conversation while doing the above activity.

Tuesday, March 17, 2020

Weehawken High School

Happy St. Patrick’s Day

Listen to the story, “The History of Saint Patrick-a Short Story “ Click on the provided link into your web browser. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xOqWT2tk9Js

Language: Share with a family member: (1) What is a legend? What is a fact? (2) State three new facts that you learned through this video. Details are important.

Fluency:-Review easy on-set technique while doing the above activity.

Articulation: Practice carryover skills while doing the above activity.

Theodore Roosevelt School

Happy St. Patrick’s Day

Listen to the story, “The Luckiest St. Patrick's Day Ever!” Click on the provided link into your web browser. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s3dNmfKO7uM&t=117s

Language: Discuss: (1) Characters and setting. (2) Events in the beginning, middle, and end of the story.

Monday, March 16, 2020

Weehawken High School

Language: -Describe the main idea of your favorite book, t.v. show, and movie to another person in your home. Use enough details so that he/she can guess from your description.

Remember: Details are important

Fluency:-Review easy on-set technique while doing the above activity.

Thursday, April 2, 2020

Thursday, April 2, 2020

Today is Autism Awareness Day. Wear blue!

Theodore Roosevelt School

Language: Choose five items in your house to describe to a partner. Do not show or tell your partner what they are. Use at least three details so that your partner can guess the item. Try to start with the category, then provide the details.

Here’s an example: My item is a couch. (Remember it’s a secret!)

  1. First, I would tell my partner, “This item is a piece of furniture.” (Furniture is the category.)
  2. Next, I would say, “You can find it in the living room.”
  3. Then I would say, “Many people can sit on it.”

Describe the item well enough so your partner can guess. After you are done with your five items, switch with your partner. Now it’s your turn to guess your partner’s items!

Rate: Complete the above language activity. Use an appropriate rate so that you will be understood.

Articulation: With a partner review the steps of making a good speech sound. What do you have to do with your articulators (mouth parts)? Remember to say the steps in order. See if you can explain the steps to your partner, so he/she can say (produce) a good sound too. Next, think of five words that have your sound at the end (final position). Say the words five times each. This can be difficult to produce. Use a mirror to help you see your sound. Use (+) and (-) to judge your own productions.