Are you constantly looking for low-prep summer speech homework ideas at this time of year? Are you worried that your students might not retain all of the hard work that you’ve taught them throughout the year? If students have a long break from speech therapy during summer time, there is a chance that they could regress on their skills. Communication skills are extremely important to keep working on, even when there is a break during speech therapy sessions. Students need to retain the skills that they were taught and in addition, work on carryover of skills outside of the therapy room. Sometimes it can be tough to get families to work on their speech goals over summer break. Today, I have 3 LOW-PREP summer speech homework ideas for you to send home with your speech students. Besides being low-prep, they are also FUN and engaging!
I have created a ton of parent handouts over different topics to send home with students. I have a recent blog post all about Learning Through Play Using Household Items that would be great for parents to use during summer with their children. It discusses different ways that you can use simple household items to work on speech sounds. Let me show you how a box can be more than a box through these learning through play handouts. They are available in a spanish version as well!
This Water Investigations Learning Through Play Parent Handout is also perfect for the summer months! There are 10 handouts that focus on water and ice investigations that parents and caregivers can do at home to encourage speech and language skills with their students. Many of these are simple science experiments for speech therapy that are perfect to use with preschool-1st grade students.
Topics Included in Water Investigations: Candy Rainbow, Drip Race, Scoop & Transfer, Boat Race, Water Instrument, Bubble Foam, Ice Excavation, Fizzy Ice, Ice Painting, Ice Smash, Keep it Cold
This set also includes a parent introduction letter and 11 Learning through Play activity sheets! A Spanish version is also available!
Finally, this Summer Preschool Speech and Language Packet was made for this exact use-to send home with caregivers of students to work on speech and language skills over summer! Young children learn through play and these handouts focus on showing parents a few easy ways to target communication while doing normal summer activities. Topics include: Ice Cream, Making Cards (Father’s Day), Grilling, Baseball, Sandbox, Sprinkler, Camping, S’mores, Garden, Water balloon fight
#2 Boardmaker 7
I just made a blog post all about how you can create digital summer speech homework with Boardmaker Student Center. When your district purchases Boardmaker 7, you can create Student Center logins for each student on your caseload. This is how you will make digital summer speech homework.
#3 Tear Off One Sheet Homework
There’s nothing more simple than 1 page of homework to use all summer long, am I right? Simple is definitely what I had in mind when I created these Summer Speech and Language Tear-off Packets. There is both a preschool version and a school-aged version.
Give yourself a break and utilize these no-prep packets to assign homework programs. These activities are designed like a tear-off paper. Your student will pick one word and complete a different three minute activity each day with the word. At the end of the week he/she will rip it off the bottom. The program includes 12 words in the initial and final positions for 12 weeks of practice! You can use the included parent letter and speech and language homework pages to create a summer packet for each child on your caseload. At the bottom of the introduction letter, I just add a blurb to remind parents of the current IEP goals of their child. I keep it as simple as ‘Keep practicing your s-blends and categories this summer!’
Here’s what’s included in the
*1 Parent Letter
*20 articulation worksheets: P, B, T, D, M, N, L, L blends, S, Z, S blends, F, V, K, G, CH, SH, TH, J,R, 3-4 syllable
*3 language (nouns, verbs, adjectives) worksheets
Here’s what’s included in the
*1 Parent Letter
*23 articulation worksheets: P, B, T, D, M, N, L, L blends, S, Z, S blends, F, V, K, G, CH, SH, TH, J,R initial, EAR/AIR, OR/ER, AR/IRE, 3-4 syllable
*3 grammar worksheets (pronouns, irregular past tense, irregular plural)
*1 social skills page (2-5th grade appropriate)
*8 vocabulary worksheets (two levels of multiple meaning words, K-5th grade Tier 2 vocabulary). Each vocabulary worksheet is grade equivalent but labeled with “sheet 2” instead of “grade 2”. This allows you to give students any worksheet at their level without the grade labeled.
Make sure to keep your students engaged and practicing their communication goals and carry-over during the summer months so that they do not lose skills already taught to them!
Let us know if you plan to use any of these low-prep summer speech homework ideas or if you have different activities that you send home for summer speech homework below!
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