“Photo of the Week” provides the SLP or educator a routine for the classroom. Students begin or end each session with a photo of the week, or use the worksheets for weekly practice.
Students develop the skills to answer questions about common social skills goals (understanding feelings of self and others, problem-solving), articulation carry-over, and speaking/listening and language aligned with Common Core State Standards:
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.3 Identify/describe characters, settings, and events
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.9 Compare and contrast
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.SL.1 Participate in conversations
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.SL.3 Ask and answer questions
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.SL.4 Describe people, places, things, and events
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.SL.6 Express thoughts clearly and in complete sentences
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.L.1 Use standard English grammar
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.L.6 Use new vocabulary
“Photo of the Week” is a unique program because it provides the opportunity to easily differentiate for individuals within the group. Although all students use the same high quality, multi-cultural photos, posters, and worksheets are divided into the following levels:
Level 1 (Kindergarten-1st grade CCSS level)
Level 2 (2nd-3rd grade CCSS level)
Level 3 (4th-5th+ grade CCSS level)
Social (social skills and problem-solving)
Articulation (target sound and carry-over practice)
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Hi! I’m Cheri, SLP and doctoral student. I’m an Ivy League graduate and creator of one of the first and longest-running speech therapy blogs in the world, . Since graduating with my master’s degree in 2000, I have worked in schools, clinics, hospitals, and private practice. I am a national presenter and have taught students around the world in my online . In my free time, you can find me playing soccer with my two teens or reading three books at the same time (in front of the fire, while crocheting).