Saturday, August 18, 2012

Elementary Speech Folders

My speech students have 2 folders...a homework folder (that goes home and back....and may risk never being seen again, thus the second folder) and a speech room folder (that stays in the speech room).

Behavior chart marker (paper clip), stamp chart, cover page
Speech students who come into the speech room have a speech room folder. Those who are speedy speech only or inclusion only do not have a speech folder (just a homework folder).

Here's what's in each student's speech room folder: 
  • Cover sheet (goals, speech room expectations, speech times)
  •  Student stamp chart
  • Behavior chart marker (picture) 
  • The Dollar Challenge 100 tracking page (post here)
  • As we work on tasks, this folder will house the different individual visuals, projects, etc. until they are ready to be sent home, posted on a bulletin board, or filed for progress monitoring (data!).  
(Click here to grab your free download of the cover sheet and sticker chart from my TpT store)
Free download

My students keep their speech room folders in their grade-bin. 

The speech room folder routine looks like this: 
  • enter the speech room, find your folder in the grade-bin
  • take out your behavior chart maker and place it on the "Ready to Learn" poster
  • bring your folder to the table and open to the stamp chart, with your homework ready to be "stamped"
  • if we are  not taking anything out of our folders, the folders "go under you." (My students love this because I don't care where it is as long as it is "under" them and not a distraction. Some students choose to sit on their folder-literally, while others put it on the floor under their chair or balance it on the metal bars of the chair. This open-ended method is a great way to get compliance without a challenge from those more 'creative' students...!)
  • receive stamp (if earned) at the end of the session, re-place behavior chart marker, re-file folder in grade-bin.
This routine is faster and faster once the students are familiar with it. They like the independence and responsibility, and I appreciate the organization! 

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