Looking for support to teach the core communication word ‘she’? I have an adapted, interactive, errorless book to support you. Few that’s a mouthful! The book is based on, ‘There was an old lady who swallowed a fly’. But first, let’s look at some ideas to implement the teaching of the core communication word ‘she’.
Ideas to teach Core Communication Word ‘She’
First of all we know we will be advertising the core communication word ‘she’. Newsletters home. Word of the week poster on the door to the class. Ensuring staff and parents know where to locate ‘she’ on the different systems in use. Then we model, model, model. See here for more detail on how to do this. Here are two ideas for teaching the core communication word ‘she’.
Teach during morning meeting
|1 WORD||2 WORDS||3 WORDS|
|she||she is||she is here|
|she||she not||she not here|
|she feels sick/tired/cold/hot/good/silly|
|she||she get||she get it|
|she||how she||how she feel|
|she||she want||she want turn|
|she||she stop/go/ready||she say stop/go/ready|
Teach during play
|1 WORD||2 WORDS||3 WORDS|
|she go fast/slow/up/down/in/|
|she||she want||she want it/that/go/come/more/stop|
|she||she play||she play now|
|she||she come/go||she can come/go|
|she||she on/off/finish||she is on/off/finish now|
|she||she take||she take it|
|she||she help||she help you|
|she||she not||she not play|
Explicit teaching of Core Communication Word ‘She’
- morning message: ensure ‘she’ is written and used in the morning message daily e.g., ‘She is coming today/happy today/tired today etc’.
- Shared Stories: Utilise any story that you have with she featured in the title or as part of the story. All of the ‘Old Lady Who Swallowed …’ are great. Awesome opportunities to model ‘she’.
- SONGS: Old Lady Who Swallowed; She’ll be coming round the mountain
- An example from Tar Heel Reader that includes opportunities to model ‘she’ along with ‘he’ and ‘they’. Features cute dogs.
- Adapted books: I have one for you based on ‘The Old Lady Who Swallowed a Fly (see the bottom of the post)
- Predictable chart writing; use a doll/puppet or a toy animal to wear/do different things to support the sentence. Children choose what ‘she’ will wear or do then that becomes their sentence. Use ‘she’ as a key word in the repeated sentence e.g., She is wearing a (noun); She likes (verb); or She not like … She goes (position)
- Centre or task box matching of the core symbol: tracing a pre-writing pattern from ‘she’ symbol (or word) to an action; locating and daubing the ‘she’ symbol; sorting pictures of boys and girls into ‘he’ and ‘she’ categories; emotion sentence strips ‘she’ is …
Time to Teach
Time to get your core on. Remember if we are excited when using the core words it will encourage the students to use it. Point to the symbol and say it. That’s the most important part of it! Model! Model! Model!
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