Published on November 29th, 2013 | by Robin Parker4
December Core Word PrAACtice Ideas
December core word prAACtice ideas are here. The best way to TEACH core words is to first provide Aided Language Input- ALI in Meaningful Language Experiences. Then give the learner a chance to be an active participant by having many (many, many) opportunities to USE the core words to request, question, complain, tell, negotiate, explain, refuse, tattle, greet, ask, vent, and discuss.
There is a lot of holiday spirit this month. Here are some ideas of activities that can go with the core word words, phrases and sentences:
- Play Holiday Music– All holidays can be represented. Model “hear it louder”, “surprise us” for the next song, or even wear “silly hats” while singing.
- Cook & Eat Fun Holiday Food– As you are creating/cooking holiday treats, everyone can take a turn saying “mix it this way” or “add it this way“. Have each learner say “these next” or “please one more” or even “I want a piece of that”
- Take Pictures & Make Photo Albums, Collages, Stories– You can make a “silly” picture collage. The camera can be “used” in a variety of views. Rating scales can be used to decide a “favorite” item. Routines can be established at the end of a photo story with a picture of the learner(s) saying “goodbye“