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Stop, Go, Fast, Slow

Stage One
Direct Actions

Stage One Plans
Direct Actions
Express Negatives


The student will use single core words to direct actions.

 Stop Go Fast Slow Flipbook


scrabble game

Go – Model and teach this word while making the cars move or to initiate a race.

Stop – Allow your student to direct you to make the cars “stop.”

Up – Have your student use this word while pushing a car “up” a ramp or move "up" in a toy garage.

Down – Use this word while allowing cars to race “down” ramps or racetracks.

Go up/down– Teach prepositions when making cars go in/under/next to tunnels, furniture, or toys. Race a car along their body, “up” their arm, “down” their other arm.

Go fast/slow – Allow your student to direct the speed of movement of the cars by using these simple adverbs.


toy car

Read the book “Stop, Go, Fast, Slow!” Encourage your student to find the words as they appear in the story. Red words are from the 20 Word Starter set; yellow words are others you may decide to teach as well. Model the words the student can’t find.




Have students use their device to fill in the target vocabulary words on each car.  If the device has computer emulation capabilities, the student can use their device as an alternative keyboard.  

Connect the device to the computer using a USB cable or Bluetooth adaptor. Let the student use his/her device to write the target vocabulary. Be sure to make the font large. Print out the words for your student.

If you are using WordPower (Saltillo or TouchChat), save the person’s writing using Stories and Scripts within the vocabulary.  Learn more about this feature here



balloon powered car

Draw a bullseye on the ground with sidewalk chalk. Have your student use his/her device to say when he/she wants to make the car “go.” The student can then push the car and try to get a bullseye. Have him/her tell you when the car stops. Practice a variety of phrases before each car can get pushed to the bullseye.

Other Toy Car Activities

1. Play with cars in the sand box (or make one in a plastic tub). Practice “stop,” “go,” etc.

2. Make a tunnel with a piece of paper taped to the table. The cars can “go in” or “go out.”

3. Race two cars. Practice “go fast,” “go slow,” or “make go.”

4. Draw roads with sidewalk chalk. Have the student use his/her talker to direct the activity.

5. Make a balloon powered car. Practice phrases like “make go,” “go fast,” “go down,” etc. while playing with the car.

 Homework Card

Can-Do Cards are fun, motivational activities the entire family can do to help your child improve their communication skills. Most activities will fit nicely into your daily family routines.

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Direct Actions

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game board

Express Negatives

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Common Core Standards
Below are references to the Common Core Standards organized by grade level and associated with the goals and objectives of this lesson plan. When considering which standards to target in your lessons with students, begin by looking at the standards at your student’s grade level. You may need to refer to that same standard at a lower grade level to adapt your lesson to best meet the needs of your student.