Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Worth it Wednesday {Wh- Whale Questions}

Rachel from over at The Queen's Speech has a great Wh- question activity available in her store- WH- Whale Questions {Who, What, When, Where, Why, How}

This is SUCH a cute activity! The graphics are adorable, and Rachel has done a wonderful job! First in her packet are definition pages. Each Wh- word has a page with it's definition as well as examples (what an awesome idea, right?). Then she provides you with cards to match the definition to the question word. I love this because it truly tests if the child understands what each question word means. 

Up next are the Wh- cards. There are 144 total cards, 24 for each word! There are open and close-ended questions, which is great! It gives students an opportunity to give their own opinions on questions while also providing them with the structure of close-ended questions. 

After the question cards is a homework/quiz page. Your students must draw a line from the Wh- question to its meaning. AND they have to write two of their own Wh- questions. Here's where this product is different from so many other Wh- question products I've seen. Your students have to form their own Wh- question- what better way to see if they truly understand what each question means! To make it even more fun, she has included a die with the question words on each side. Have your students roll the die and ask that type of question. You could also use this with the Wh- question cards. Just have your students roll the die and answer the type of question they land on.

The last page includes a cute game board to be used with the game or with any other targets you choose.

Overall, I think this game ROCKS! What I love:

  • The anchor charts for each word. Not only do they include the definition, they also include lots of examples (huge plus!)
  • The Wh- cards are new and interesting from what I've seen before
  • Your students have to ask Wh- questions, not just answer them
  • A die is included (I don't know about you, but there's something about dice that my students go nuts over!)
  • The graphics are so cute and are very versatile for all age groups

The preceding thoughts are solely mine and were written on my own terms, no person asked me to write this review. 

Thinking about checking out this product? You can find it on TPT here! And while you're there, check out her blog and Facebook page as well (And be sure to tell her congrats on her upcoming wedding!). If you decide to buy it, be sure to leave her great feedback! 

What product have you bought lately that you've thought was "worth it"?

Thursday, July 25, 2013

Robot Syntax

I don't know about you, but I often find my students having troubles with certain aspects of syntax, such as irregular plurals nouns anything! My newest product, Robot Syntax, focuses on irregular plurals, pronoun/antecedent agreement, and irregular past tense verbs.

I introduce you to Nancy the noun robot, Pete the pronoun robot, and Veronica the verb robot. 

Nancy the noun robot

What's my plural?: Draw a card and spell out the plural noun. Use the included table to spell out the word and use the words in sentences worksheet to have your students write sentences with the plural nouns. There are 25 different nouns included. 

Sort me out: Sort out singular and irregular plural nouns. In addition to the 25 nouns, I've included the 25 plural nouns as well. Use the mat to sort out singular and plural nouns. You can also use these cards to play a Go Fish or Memory game.

Is my sentence correct?: Draw a card from the pile. Read the sentence and determine if the underlined word is used correctly. If incorrect, state the correct word. There are 48 included cards in this section.

Pete the pronoun robot

Who did it?: Draw a card from the pile. Read the sentence and determine which pronoun should be used from a field of four. 36 cards are included. 

Veronica the verb robot

What’s my verb? Draw a card and give the past tense verb. Use the included table to spell out the word and use the words in sentences worksheet to have your students write sentences with the past tense verbs. There are 25 verbs and the matching 25 past tense verbs. 

Sort me out: Sort out present tense and irregular past tense verbs using the included sorting mat. You can also use these cards to play Go Fish or Memory.

Fill in my blank: Each card contains a present tense verb and a blank for the past tense verb in fill in the blank sentence form. 24 different cards are included.

So to recap- that's 208 total cards! There are two sorting mats, two tables, two sentence worksheets, a game board, and blank cards in each section to make up your own cards.

If your students could use some help with these targets, check out my product here! I would love your feedback if you purchase. Not only does it show me that I've created a product other people enjoy and provide ways to improve, it also gives you TPT credits to be used for future purchases!

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Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Worth it Wednesday {Go Fly a Kite: Idioms and Other Sayings}

I'm back this Wednesday with another great product, this time from Carissa over a Home Sweet Speech Room! I introduce to you Go Fly a Kite: Idioms and Other Sayings.

Idioms are such a hard concept for students to grasp because they are so abstract. Carissa gives you 105 - yep that's one hundred and five! - different idioms to practice! I've never seen a more inclusive list. She also includes the meaning of each idiom in a "cheat sheet" for the SLP. 

Her color coded game board is such a great idea! She has included a color coded die to be used with the game board. 

Up next she has the game cards with all 105 idioms on them. The student draws a card and must say the meaning of the idiom. If they are correct they get to roll the die and move on the game board. She has even included some blank cards to add your own idioms! Also included are special cards to make the game more fun.

The last four pages are worksheets for extra practice. Up first is a worksheet to write sentences using idioms. The next two pages are for matching an idiom to its definition. The last page has a spot for you to write down your idiom, draw a picture of it, and explain what it really means. 

What I love:
  • There are so many different idioms! 105 idioms is a ton, I've never seen so many in one product.
  • I also love that she has provided a cheat sheet with the idiom meanings.
  • The graphics are so cute! They are colorful and really keep your attention.
  • I love the color coded game board with the die, it can be used with anything and is more fun than a regular number die.
  • The worksheets are wonderful! They are a great way to test the child's knowledge of the idioms and their meanings.
Get Go Fly a Kite: Idioms and Other Sayings here! Also, check out Home Sweet Speech Room on Facebook, TPT and her blog. (Be sure to check out all the awesome giveaways she's doing for 1,000 likes on Facebook and let her know I sent you!) If you decide this is something that would be worth it to you, please leave her some feedback, you can earn TPT credits to use towards future purchases.

The preceding thoughts are solely mine and were written on my own terms, no person asked me to write this review. 

What was a product that you thought was "worth it"?

Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Articulation Silly Sentences for Early Sounds

It's time to get silly with articulation! Do you find yourself struggling to keep articulation therapy fun when it gets time for carryover activities? Then I have the product for you! Articulation Silly Sentences for Early Sounds!

I've included 20 sentences of each sound {p, b, m, t, d, k, g, f} with all sounds in the beginning, medial, and final position of words. There are so many opportunities for practice!

You can find my download here, and did I mention it's a FREEBIE! Enjoy, and if you download, I would love your feedback. Be on the lookout for Silly Sentences Later Sounds!

Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Worth it Wednesday {Grammar Dice and Pronoun Pop-Up}

Ann over at The Buckeye Speech Path has developed this AWESOME series involving dice, and this week's Worth it Wednesday is focusing on one of those activities- Grammar Dice and Pronoun Pop-Up.

I'll start with the pronoun pop-up- it's such a good idea! You get subjective, objective, and possessive pronouns, each with a boy and a girl as the main character in case your students are picky (I know mine are!). So how do you use the pop-up? Simply roll the dice! Pick whether you want to use subjective, objective, or possessive pronouns, roll the dice, and then use the pronoun that matches up with your dice roll. 

Then you get 5 pages of nouns, at home, at school, and in the community. These pages are on a grid, with dice numbers on the top and the side. You roll 2 dice, and use the grid to pick which noun you use. To use the pronoun pop-up with this, just roll again and use that pronoun with your noun to make a sentence. 

In addition to the noun pages, you also get 7 verb pages that include regular and irregular verbs. The concept is the same as the nouns, you roll 2 dice and use the grid to determine which verb to use. 

What I love:
The pronoun pop-up! The concept is great and you can use them with anything- think artic or language card decks you already own.
It's all in black and white- you don't have to waste any color!
You get a wide variety of nouns and verbs to use.
You can target many objectives- plurals, subject/verb agreement, past/present/future tense verbs, as well as describing, functions, wh-questions, syntax.
You can use the noun and verb worksheets with or without the pronoun pop-ups.

Have I convinced you this product was worth it? Check it out here. In the meantime, follow The Buckeye Speech Path on Facebook and Teachers Pay Teachers, and check out her other dice activities while you're there! 

The preceding thoughts are solely mine and were written on my own terms, no person asked me to write this review. 

What product have you purchased that you thought was worth it?

Monday, July 15, 2013

"Speachy" Feedback Linky Party

I love it when creative juices get flowing- and Allison over at Speech Peeps has done just that! She's created a linky party to celebrate what we all love most- FEEDBACK! I can't tell you how excited I get when that little ding goes off on my phone meaning that someone has left me feedback on one of my products. It means the world to me that someone took the time to tell me something about what I've spent so much time on!

My favorite feedback tells me how you plan on using this product in your speech room or something that you particularly liked about the product. It lets other people know different ways to use the product and helps them decide if they want to buy the product or not! I've been having some trouble with people not leaving feedback on purchased items from my store, so this feedback is from a free product. 

Thank you for leaving such great feedback! You can find this product here. TPT username "kendadoyle" email me at for your choice of a FREE product from my store!

I've got a pocket full of categories!

I've got a pocket full of, pocket full of categories- 84 different categories to be exact! 

My newest download features 8 pages of categories to get your students' brains working! Put these cards in a draw pile and have your student draw a card. They must name at least 3 different objects (or more if you want! The more things you make them name, the more difficult this task becomes) to keep their card. The student with the most cards at the end of the game wins!

What's the best part, it's FREE! Check it out in my store here. And as always, if you download, please leave feedback!

Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Worth it Wednesay {Newspaper Companion: Speech and Language Pack for any Newspaper}

I'm sure you've heard of my friend Jenna over at Speech Room News, right? Well she has developed a great resource (not that ALL her products aren't great) called Newspaper Companion: Speech and Language Pack for any Newspaper.

This is such a great activity in that it requires virtually no planning- who doesn't love that! All you need is a newspaper. Yep, you heard me right, that's all that you need! 

This 41 page download includes 27 different activities:
Main Idea
Newscaster retelling
Perspective taking
Most/Least comparing
Current event conversations
Category sorting by type of article
Evaluating Weather
Problem Solving
Multiple Meaning Words
Current event summaries
Sequencing (recipes & comics)
Syntax (finding parts of speech)
Humor, figurative language
Inferencing from titles
Job search matching
Compare/Contrast ads/articles
Persuasive writing
Name the caption
Narrative writing
Inferencing from pictures
Perspective Taking from advice columns

It also includes a letter to send home to parents and blank templates to make your own activities! 

What I love:
The possibilities with this product are endless! 
There are so many different activities that target endless goals. 
All you need is a newspaper-no planning required. 
I especially love that it would be a wonderful resource for older students. It's a way to keep your students interested and work with materials relevant to the world around them, all while focusing on their IEP goals. 

Thinking about buying this product yet? You can get it here. And in the meantime, follow Speech Room News on Facebook and her blog. As always, be sure to leave feedback if you download!

The preceding thoughts are solely mine and were written on my own terms, no person asked me to write this review. 

What is a product that you've purchased that you thought was worth it?

Monday, July 8, 2013

Whooooo can follow directions?

Whooo, Whoooo, Whooooo can follow directions? Can your students? My newest download targets 2, 3, and 4 step directions using an adorable owl theme!

This 17 page download includes 24 cards each of 2-, 3-, and 4-step directions. All directions can be performed in your speech room. I've also included a blank sheet for you to add your own directions!

At the end of the download there is an open-ended game board as well as game pieces to use with the board. 

You can check out my following directions download here! If you download, I would love your feedback. 

What's your favorite way to target following directions?

4th of July TPT buys!

I hope you all had a fabulous 4th of July weekend! My husband and I spent our weekend camping with friends and going on a float trip- my first one ever! I also hope you were able to get some great products during the huge TPT sale this weekend. 

Below is my list of buys from the sale:
Newspaper Companion: Speech and Language pack for any newspaper
Grammar Dice and Pronoun Pop-up
Speech Therapy Organization and Data Binder
Wh- Whale Questions {Who, What, When, Where, Why & How}
Go Fly a Kite: Idioms and Other Sayings
Directing the Action: Social Skills/Pragmatics
Common Core State Standards for Speech Pathologists
6-12 Common Core State Standards Supporting IEP Goals for English Language Arts

What did you get? I would love to know what to put on my wishlist!

Did you leave feedback yet? Don't forget, if you leave feedback, you earn TPT credits that can be used towards future purchases!

Thank you to everyone who made purchases from my store this weekend, you all are the best! 

Friday, July 5, 2013

There's still time!

I hope you all had a fabulous 4th of July! I also hope you snagged up some deals at the sale yesterday! Think you missed my sale? Well, you're in luck- my sale is still going on until July 7th! 

And as a special incentive, if you buy 2 items from my store, you get the 3rd one free! 

Here's how it works:
  1. Buy 2 items from my store
  2. Leave me feedback so I know you bought the items
  3. Email me at and let me know which item you would like for free! (I'll send them to you late Sunday night or on Monday)
This deal is good through Sunday, so use those TPT credits you earned yesterday by leaving feedback on your purchases and keep shopping!!

Have a safe and happy weekend!

Thursday, July 4, 2013

Happy 4th of July!

Happy 4th everyone! Today is all about celebrating America's independence, thanking those that have served for our country, spending time with family and friends, and getting great deals on TPT! You heard that right, there are TONS of stores that will be 20% off for the 4th of July, and I'm one of them. What's better- my entire store will be 20% through July 7th! That's the entire weekend!

So hop on over to TPT and check out the great sales. While you're there, be sure to stop by my store! And don't forget to leave feedback- you get TPT credits that you can use towards more great stuff!

And don't forget to enter my giveaway for "Listening Detectives", the giveaway ends tonight!

Monday, July 1, 2013

Worth it Wednesday {Articulation Menus}

I'm back with another Worth it Wednesday! This Wednesday, I'm looking at the Articulation Menus by Speechy Musings

How do I begin-this resource is AMAZING!! You get 18 different menus: 2 targeting initial /s/, 2 targeting initial /f/, 2 targeting initial /l/, 2 targeting initial /k/, 2 targeting initial /g/, 3 targeting initial /r/, 1 targeting /sh/, 1 targeting /th/, 2 targeting /sp/, and 1 targeting /st/. Whew, that's a lot of menus!

Each menu has its own theme and menu items. You can order a "Shellfish Shake", a "Raisin Wrap", or a "Coconut Cookie". Seriously, there are so many different menu options it's crazy!

Not only do you get the 18 menus, you also get some extra worksheets. The first set of worksheets you get are "My Speech Menu". This has spaces for questions such as "The most expensive thing on the menu?" and "Where is it located?". Then you get a worksheet that targets sequencing, e.g., I would order ____ first. What's the best part, the whole time you are working on producing your student's target sound- talk about mass productions!!

There's a dice game, a note to send home to the parent, and progress notes. Also included are a game board with cards and a general reinforcer game resembling a lunch tray. 

This packet can be used for so much more than just articulation. Use it to work on social skills - like ordering food/taking a food order in a restaurant, what's appropriate in a restaurant. Use it to target vocabulary- what exactly is rhubarb? Use it for expressive language and comprehending questions. The possibilities really are endless.

Have I convinced you to go download this packet yet!? Go get it here, and follow Speechy Musings on Facebook and on her blog. As always, if you download, please leave her some feedback! 

The preceding thoughts are solely mine and were written on my own terms, no person asked me to write this review. 

What's a product that you've purchased that you thought was worth it? 

Be a Listening Detective!

Get those detective hats on- we have some listening to do! And what better way to do it than with my newest download, Listening Detectives: Auditory Memory and "Wh-" Questions.

This download includes 114 cards! 36 each of Word cards, Sentence cards, and Wh- Question cards, and 6 special cards. 

Word Cards: The 36 cards each contain between 3 to 5 words. Read the word list to your student and have them repeat the list back to you. If they are having troubles, cue them by asking what word was first, second, etc. 

But that's not all! Use this as a grammar activity as well- After you read the word list to your students, ask them which word was the noun, verb, adjective, etc. The possibilities are endless!

Sentence Cards: The sentences gradually get longer as you go through the cards. Read the sentence aloud to your student and have them repeat the sentence after you. 

Wh- Question Cards: Read the short story aloud to your student and have them answer the questions at the end of the story. 

I've also included a game board to use with the cards, including 6 special cards. 

Get the download here! As always, if you download, please leave me some feedback. And enter the Rafflecopter below! One lucky winner will get their own copy of "Listening Detectives." 

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