#TPTTuesday: Laughable Moving Sentences /ar/

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Thanksgiving is coming up and do you know what we at Worldwide Speech are grateful for? You guessed it. TPT Tuesday!

It’s almost Thanksgiving and prepping for sessions during the holiday is a might feat. That’s why we have created useful digital no-prep, no-print materials to help you make it through the holiday madness.

This week we are featuring a product from our new series, “Laughable Moving Sentences.” Today we’ll focus on the AR sound edition!

What is it?

Laughable Moving Sentences Vocalic /ar/ is a no-prep, no-print speech sound activity. The images in Laughable Moving Sentences are fun, colorful, and sure to keep your student engaged.

Vocalic /r/ sounds are often the most challenging for kids. However, it’s likely that one vocalic /r/ sound is more stimulable or challenging than the others, depending on the child. Laughable Moving Sentences Vocalic /ar/ allows you to target each /r/ diphthong individually, to achieve success for that /ɚ/ combination and carry that success over to other vocalic /r/ sounds.

At the conclusion of Vocalic R Laughable Moving Sentences students have produced their target sound a total of 84 times! For even more practice, kids can retell the story, focusing on vocalic /r/ in conversational speech. Check out the sneak peek below!

Who is it for?

It’s an engaging activity for articulation students who are working on vocalic /r/ at the sentence level. This digital activity also serves as a delightful transition between phrase level and sentences level. Given the product uses both words and pictures, it serves readers and non-readers alike!

How to use it?

Using this product is a piece of cake. To use, all you have to do is press present/slide mode and click! A slide will show up with a sentence containing 2 target words. As you click, new words appear that make you laugh out loud! The sentences continuously change and allow plenty of repetitions to practice vocalic /r/. After several slides, the sentence length increases to 3 target words. This requires students to produce vocalic /r/ in more and more target words, over and over!

Following each sentence, students can answer questions about it, to work on the spontaneous production of target words. For example, ask your student why a word seems silly in context (e.g. “Why would a chocolate bar have a birthday party?” or “Why are those sentences silly?”).

At the conclusion of Laughable Moving Sentences Vocalic /ɑɚ/ students have produced their target sound a total of 84 times! For even more practice, kids can retell the story, focusing on vocalic /r/ in conversational speech. Check more preview slides below!

We hope you enjoy our product! If you do, don’t forget to follow us on Teachers Pay Teachers and leave us a review!

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