Step 3: Some of my theme units were quite large and too bulky for the binders, so I found some inexpensive bins at Walmart. I have three in my office in an Elementary school right now. One has a collection of articulation bugs (Thanks to Breanna at Let's Talk SLP) with some decorative grass and bug catchers so kids can search for their target sound bugs in the bin. Another has a collection of literacy units for the fall and winter with books and manipulatives housed in oversized Ziploc bags. Finally, the bin pictured below has a collection of pirate themed articulation lessons (Again, thanks to Breanna at Let's Talk SLP) that includes game boards, gold coins with target sounds printed on them, mini treasure boxes so kids can collect their coins (purchased at Oriental Trader,) and an array of pirate stickers. As you can see, there's room for more in the bin, so I plan on copying a pirate unit from Jenna at Speech Room News in the near future!
Step 4: All remaining papers were filed into the following binders:
- Phonological- includes a book purchased for $1 at Walmart on rhymes
- Articulation- houses all the seasonal dabbers pages that I discussed in my "Go to Speech Lesson" post and holds a 3-ring case with Jenna's articulation fries from Speech Room News.
- Apraxia- parent education, worksheets, and lesson plans
- Multiple Meanings- units galore
- Feeding and Oral Motor- handouts, intake sheets, power point presentations
- Autism- parent education, social story samples, social language group plans
- Misc. Language lessons- includes mini units about categories, wh questions, and sequencing
|Larger collections required thicker binders!|
|It is so important to sort what|
you have first before buying binders.