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Language Lab: Spin & Speak-Intermediate

Learn to model and practice different reasons to communicate in order to expand functions of communication beyond basic requesting.

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App Information

Language Lab: Spin and Speak - Social Skills

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Expected Outcome

The student will use the basic functions of language.

Purpose

The purpose of this lesson is to model and practice different reasons to communicate in order to expand functions of communication beyond basic requesting.

Vocabulary

Vocabulary will vary depending on the student

Language Skill

Language Skill will vary depending on the nature of the conversation topic.

Objectives

  • Student will use word combinations and simple sentences to protest, reject and express displeasure while playing a game.
  • The student will use word combinations and simple sentences to direct activities.
  • The student will use word combinations and simple sentences to exchange information.
  • The student will use word combinations and simple sentences to request.
  • The student will use word combinations and simple sentences to obtain basic information.
  • The student will use word combinations and simple sentences to answer imaginative questions.
  • The student will use word combinations and simple sentences to provide personal preferences.

Activities

Speaking

  • Play the game with your student. Have them use their device to answer the questions the best they can. Model appropriate answers if they get stuck. At this level, accept phrases and simple sentences.
  • At this level, you may want to choose all of the categories for your student to work on.
  • When playing the game, talk about a variety of possible answers with the student. Be sure they understand that there are many different answers for the questions. When the same card comes up in the game, encourage your student to answer the question in a different way than they previously answered.

Reading

  • While reading other stories with your student, ask them similar questions as shown in the app. Model possible answers if they seem to be having trouble.

Writing

  • Using computer emulation with the AAC device either using a USB cable or Blue Tooth module, connect the communication device to the computer and open a word document. Have the student use their device to type in their answers to each scenario presented in the app.
  • Play the Spin and Speak game again. Encourage the student to come up with possible different answers. Type those into a word document as well.

Generalization

  • Ask the student similar questions throughout the day so they have many opportunities to practice. Be sure to model answers on the device is they are having trouble.
  • Students might begin to rely on the same answers over and over again. Be sure to help them learn all the possible answers by modeling and prompting them to find different solutions.
  • Have the student play Spin and Speak with a group of their peers. Encourage the children to discuss possible answers. Help the student find these answers on their device.
  • Parent Link Use for homework or to reinforce what was done in the classroom.

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.

Kindergarten

  • K.RIT.1

    Ask and answer questions about key details in a text.

  • K.RIT.4

    Ask and answer question to help determine or clarify the meaning of words and phrases in a text.

  • K.SL.6

    Speak audibly and express thoughts, feelings and ideas clearly.

  • K.L.1

    Demonstrate command of the conventions of standard English grammar and usage when writing or speaking.

  • K.L.1f

    Produce and expand complete sentences in shared language activities.

  • K.W.2

    Use a combination of drawing, dictating and writing to compose informative/explanatory texts in which they name what they are writing about and supply some information about the topic.

  • K.W.6

    With guidance and support from adults, explore a variety of digital tools to produce and publish writing, including in collaboration with peers.

1st Grade

  • 1.RIT.7

    Use the illustrations and details in a text to describe its key ideas.

  • 1.RIT.2

    Identify the main topic and retell key details of a text.

  • 1.SL.6

    Produce complete sentences when appropriate to task and situation.

  • 1.L.1j

    Produce and expand complete simple and compound declarative, interrogative, imperative and exclamatory sentences in response to prompts.

  • 1.W.6

    With guidance and support from adults, use a variety of digital tools to produce and publish writing, including in collaboration with peers.

  • 1.W.8

    With guidance and support from adults, recall information from experiences or gather information from provided sources to answer a question.

2nd Grade

  • 2.W.6

    With guidance and support from adults, use a variety of digital tools to produce and publish writing, including in collaboration with peers.

3rd Grade

  • 3.L.1i

    Produce simple, compound and complex sentences.

  • 3.W.6

    With guidance and support from adults, use technology to produce and publish writing as well as to interact and collaborate with others.

4th Grade

  • 4.L.1f

    Produce complete sentences, recognizing and correcting inappropriate fragments and run-ons.

  • 4.W.6

    With some guidance and support from adults, use technology, including the internet, to produce and publish writing as well as to interact and collaborate with others; demonstrate sufficient command of keyboarding skills to type and minimum of one page in a single sitting.

  • 4.W.10

    Write routinely overextended time frames and shorter time frames for a range of descipline-specific tasks, purposes and audiences.

5th Grade

  • 5.SL.6

    Adapt speech to a variety of context and tasks, using formal English when appropriate to task and situation.

  • 5.L.3a

    Expand, combine and reduce sentences for meaning, reader/listener interest and style.

  • 5.L.1

    Demonstrate command of the conventions of standard English grammar and usage when writing or speaking.

  • 5.W.6

    With some guidance and support from adults, use technology, including the Internet, to produce and publish writing as well as to interact and collaborate with others; demonstrate sufficient command of keyboarding skills to type a minimum of two pages in a single setting.

  • 5.W.10

    Write routinely over extended time frames and shorter time frames for a range of discipline-specific tasks, purposes and audiences.

6th Grade

  • 6.SL.2

    Interpret information presented in diverse media and formats and explain how it contributes to a topic, text or issue under study.

  • 6.SL.6

    Adapt speech to a variety of contexts and tasks, demonstrating command of formal English when indicated or appropriate.

  • 6.L.1

    Demonstrate command of the conventions of standard English grammar and usage when writing or speaking.

  • 6.L.3

    Use knowledge of language and its conventions when writing, speaking, reading or listening.

  • 6.W.3

    Write narratives to develop real or imagined experiences or events using effective technique, relevant descriptive details and well-structured event sequences.

  • 6.W.4

    Produce clear and coherent writing in which the development, organization and style are appropriate to task, purpose and audience.

  • 6.W.5

    With some guidance and support from peers and adults, develop and strengthen writing as needed by planning, revising, editing, rewriting or trying a new approach.

  • 6.HSS.2

    Determine the central ideas or conclusions of a text; provide an accurate summary of the text distinct from prior knowledge or opinions.

  • 6.HSS.4

    Determine the meaning of symbols, key terms, and other domain-specific words and phrases as they are used in a specific scientific or technical contest relevant to grades 6-8 texts and topics.

7th Grade

  • 7.SL.6

    Adapt speech to a variety of contexts and tasks, demonstrating command of formal English when indicated or appropriate.

  • 7.SL.4

    Present claims and findings, emphasizing salient points in a focused, coherent manner with pertinent descriptions, facts, details and examples; use appropriate eye contact, adequate volume and clear pronunciation.

  • 7.L.1b

    Choose among simple, compound, complex and compound-complex sentences to signal differing relationships among ideas.

  • 7.W.3

    Write narratives to develop real or imagined experiences or events using effective technique, relevant descriptive details, and well-structured event sequences.

  • 7.W.6

    Use technology, including the internet to produce and publish writing and link to and cite sources as well as interact and collaborate with others, including linking to and citing sources.

  • 7.W.10

    Write routinely overextended time frames and shorter time frames for a range of discipline-specific tasks, purposes and audiences.

8th Grade

  • 8.SL.5

    Integrate multimedia and visual displays into presentations to clarify information, strengthen claims and evidence, and add interest.

  • 8.SL.6

    Adapt speech to a variety of contexts and tasks, demonstrating command of formal English when indicated or appropriate.

  • 8.L.1

    Demonstrate command of the conventions of standard English grammar and usage when writing or speaking.

  • 8.L.6

    Acquire and use accurately grade-appropriate general academic and domain-specific words and phrases; gather vocabulary knowledge when considering a word or phrase important to comprehension or expression.

  • 8.W.3

    Write narratives to develop real or imagined experiences or events using effective technique, relevant descriptive details, and well-structured event sequences.

  • 8.W.6

    Use technology, including the internet, to produce an publish writing and present the relationships between information and ideas efficiently as well as to interact and collaborate with others.

  • 8.W.10

    Write routinely overextended time frames and shorter time frames.

Grades 9 and 10

  • 9.10.L.1

    Demonstrate command of the conventions of standard English grammar and usage when writing or speaking.

  • 9.10.L.3

    Apply knowledge of language to understand how language functions in different contexts, to make effective choices for meaning or style, and to comprehend more fully when reading or listening.

  • 9.10.L.6

    Acquire and use accurately general academic and domain-specific words and phrases, sufficient for reading, writing, speaking and listening at the college and career readiness level; demonstrate independence in gathering vocabulary knowledge when considering a word or phrase important to comprehension or expression.

  • 9.10.W.2

    Write informative/explanatory texts to examine and convey complex ideas, concepts and information clearly and accurately through the effective selection organization and analysis of content.

  • 9.10.W.3

    Write narratives to develop real or imagined experiences or events using effective technique, well-chosen details, and well-structured event sequences.

  • 9.10.W.6

    Use technology, including the internet to produce, publish and update individual or shared writing products, taking advantage of technology’s capacity to link to other information and to display information flexibly and dynamically.

  • 9.10.W.10

    Write routinely overextended time frames and shorter time frames.

  • 9.10.ST.7

    Translate quantitative or technical information expressed in words in a text into visual form and translate information expressed visually or mathematically into words.

  • 9.10.HSS.4

    Determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in a text, including vocabulary describing political, social, or economic aspects of history/social science.

Grades 11 and 12

  • 11.12.SL.6

    Adapt speech to a variety of contexts and tasks, demonstrating a command of formal English when indicated or appropriate.

  • 11.12.L.1

    Demonstrate command of the conventions of standard English grammar and usage when writing or speaking.

  • 11.12.L.3

    Apply knowledge of language to understand how language functions in different contexts, to make effective choices for meaning or style, and to comprehend more fully when reading or listening.

  • 11.12.L.4

    Determine or clarify the meaning of unknown and multiple-meaning words and phrases based on grades 11-12 reading and content, choosing flexibly from a range of strategies.

  • 11.12.L.6

    Acquire and use accurately general academic and domain-specific words and phrases, sufficient for reading, writing, speaking and listening at the college and career readiness level; demonstrate independence in gathering vocabulary knowledge when considering a word or phrase important to comprehension or expression.

  • 11.12.W.2

    Write informative/explanatory texts to examine and convey complex ideas, concepts and information clearly and accurately through the effective selection, organization and analysis of content.

  • 11.12.W.3

    Write narratives to develop real or imagined experiences or events using effective technique, well-chosen details, and well-structured event sequences.

  • 11.12.W.6

    Use technology, including the internet to produce, publish and update individual or shared writing products, taking advantage of technology’s capacity to link to other information and to display information flexibly and dynamically.

  • 11.12.W.10

    Write routinely overextended time frames and shorter time frames for a range of tasks, purposes and audiences.

  • 11.12.ST.2

    Determine the central ideas of conclusions of a text, summarize complex concepts, processes or information presented in a text by paraphrasing them in simpler but still accurate terms.

  • 11.12.ST.4

    Determine the meaning of symbols, key terms and other domain-specific words and phrases as they are used in a specific scientific or technical context relevant to grades 11-12 texts and topics.

  • 11.12.HSS.4

    Determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in a text, including analyzing how an author uses and refines the meaning of a key term over the course of a text.