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Speech To develop the use of a target sound in a sentence  This resource has been viewed by a moderator.

Description:

These activities focus on using a sound in a word and putting this word into a sentence, e.g. - target word = 'sun', sentence = 'the sun was high in the sky'. A sentence usually has 3 or more words.

Your target sound may be at the beginning of the word, e.g. 's' in 'sun', or in the middle of a word, e.g. 's' in 'glasses', or at the end of a word, e.g. 's' in 'horse'.

Phonology/Articulation:Sounds in Phrases and Sentences
Section:Early Years (0-5yrs) info; Primary (5-11yrs) info; Secondary (11-16yrs) info
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Activity/strategy name and materials required How to do the activity Key principles for doing the activity and comments
Story String

- A copy of picture cards containing your child's target sound - click here for printable word cards. 

- String or rope to make a washing line.

- Pegs

 

 

1. Cut out the pictures containing the target sound. 

2. Ask your child to choose 4- 5 pictures and peg them on the line.

3. The first person uses the first picture on the line to make up a sentence, e.g. 'the cat (taget word) went in the garden'. 

4. The second person add to the story by linking another sentence with the next target word, e.g. 'and then dug up all the carrots (target word)'.

5. You can make the stories as silly or as funny as you like. 

6. You can make errors to see if your child picks up on them, e.g. I went to the shops and brought a car, tat (cat)'.

7. If your child makes an error you can make them aware of this by repeating back, e.g. 'Is it dun or sun?'.

8. You could make a video or recording of your story to play back and listen.

 

 

If your child is able to do this activity you might like to try moving on to (add link to generalisation activities)

 

If your child is finding this activity challenging, move back to using games that focus on saying the target sound in a small phrase. Once your child is confident at saying the target sounds in a phrase, try this activity again.

Click here for activities with small phrases.

I went shopping...

- A copy of picture cards containing your child's target sound - click here for printable word cards.

 

  1. Cut out the picture cards and place them face down in a pile in front of you.
  2. The first person chooses a picture card and turns it over and says the sentence, 'I went to the shops and I bought a (target word)'.
  3. The next person chooses a new card and lays it next to the first card and repeats the sentence, 'I went to the shops and bought a (target word) and (new target word).
  4. The game continues until all the cards are used up, or someone forgets to use the target sound. 
  5. You can make errors to see if your child picks up on them, e.g. I went to the shops and brought a car, tat (cat)'.
  6. If your child makes an error you can make them aware of this by repeating back, e.g. 'Is it dun or sun?'.

If your child is able to do this activity you might like to try moving on to (add link to generalisation activities)

 

If your child is finding this activity challenging, move back to using games that focus on saying the target sound in a small phrase. Once your child is confident at saying the target sounds in a phrase, try this activity again.

Click here for activities with small phrases.

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