This lesson plan practices sentence building, picture identification and vocabulary development. Students look at pictures of objects and describe the function of each item.
Students practice explaining the function of familiar items using complete sentences as appropriate.
- Picture identification
- Vocabulary development
- Stages Learning Materials Language Builder Nouns 2.
- This lesson is designed for 1:1 instruction with a teacher or therapist.
Decide which cards you would like to work on with your students. The Language Builder Nouns 2 card set can be separated by the following categories, making it easy to work on related vocabulary words in this lesson:
- Body Parts
- Insects & Bugs
- Sea Life
- Musical Instruments
- On the Farm
- Everyday Objects
- Safety Signs
In this example, the teacher chose to use cards from the Everyday Objects category, but you can use any card(s) #1 – 201. Sit across from or next to the student.
Model what you’d like your student to do by choosing a card (for example, calculator, #166) and placing it on the table facing your student. Then explain the function of that item. You may choose to model a few cards in this manner until you feel that your student understands what will be expected of them.
Then tell the student it is their turn.
Choose a card (for example, the lightbulb, #162) and place it on the table facing your student. Ask your student to explain the function of the object.
Try the phrase, “What do you do with this?” or “What is this used for?” •
If your student names the item itself, “Light bulb”, reinforce the correct label and encourage them to tell you more about the light bulb. For example, “That’s right, this is a light bulb. Can you tell me more about how we might use a light bulb?”
Depending on your student’s vocabulary, encourage them to use complete sentences to describe the item.
i. “A light bulb makes light.” rather than, “Light.”
Repeat for the remainder of the cards.
Shuffle and repeat.