First of all friends – TGIF! UGH! Was this week long or what!?! Now onto the freebies! We all know independent work is the backbone of a successful classroom. You need effective ways to keep some of those busy hands entertained and engaged while you work one on one with other students. A few weeks ago a posted about my independent morning routine – my methods of keeping my 6 more academic students academically preoccupied while I run morning group with my students who need a little more attention. Our routine basically consists of writing daily calendar/weather information, correcting a sentence, answering 5 questions, writing a journal, and completing a word sort or puzzle.
I have gotten asked many times which questions I use for the daily questions. I post 5 new prompts each morning in a pocket chart for my students to answer independently in their binder.
I wanted to have a ton of options so I could use new prompts each day and my rigid little buddies couldn’t rely on the super strength of their memories. I also wanted to include a variety of questions that would focus on building receptive and expressive language all while working on that holy grail – answering wh- questions. Back in August I curled up on my couch with a big pile of sentence strips, some fresh sharpies, and a full DVR. I wrote tons and tons of prompts and questions!
I finally typed them up and wanted to share this with you all for today’s freebie! They are typed fairly large in a landscape format so you may be able to just print, cut, and throw in a pocket chart.
I think you could also just post a whole page at a time and rotate pages in a top loading sheet. Dang – why didn’t I think of that sooner – would’ve been easier. These prompts would also work perfectly as social scripts to work on peer responding and conversation skills. Laminate and cut out these prompts and store in a baggie to keep on hand for those pesky few minutes of down time at the end of your direct instruction station, speech therapy session, or classroom transition times.
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