I don’t know about you, but I always seem to have a hard time finding appropriate materials for my middle school students. Either the tasks are too difficult or abstract to start with, or the tasks are at my students’ level, but the graphics are much too young. It feels like it can take forever to find exactly what you need!
Today, I’m going to help save you some time, as I have gathered a selection of some of the best middle school speech-language therapy materials available on TeachersPayTeachers.com. (There were too many to fit in one post, so be on the lookout for more posts to come! There is a whole post on FREEBIES here.)
- Don’t know where to start with your students? You will definitely want to check out my own Language Progress Monitoring and Grammar Progress Monitoring Tools (Upper Levels). These will help give you a good picture of what your students’ strengths and weaknesses are, as well as monitor their progress with these skills over time.
- These Curriculum Based Language Assessments for grades 6-12 from Nicole Allison are another good option to quickly assess your students’ skills. These are aligned to the Common Core State Standards.
- This Stuttering Screener from The Speech Bubble SLP is a great way to take baseline data with your fluency students.
- This Around the World Language Activities Unit is a great way to help your students learn about the world and different cultures, as well as target important language skills such as summarizing, describing, comparing, contrasting, past tense verbs, and more.
- This Comparing and Contrasting for Older Students unit by Speech Time Fun is a great unit for students who need more practice with similarities and differences without distractions.
- These Inferencing Paragraph cards from The Peachie Speechie are great to target inferencing skills with your students. I really like how the answer cards not only provide the correct answer, but explain how to figure out the correct answer.
- Secret Messages for Main Idea from Teach Speech 365 is a fun way to target a complex skill. My students enjoy trying to figure out the hidden secret messages!
- This Language Blocks unit from Panda Speech covers multiple targets (including categories, comparing, contrasting, WH-questions, and many more) while having fun with a Jenga or stacking blocks game.
- This Building Vocabulary for Older Students by Speech Time Fun allows you to target 30 age-appropriate vocabulary terms that your students need to know!
Vocabulary: Synonyms, Antonyms, & Multiple Meaning Words
- My Building Vocabulary: Synonyms Mini-Unit helps to focus directly on synonyms and related words to help boost students’ vocabulary skills.
- My Multiple Meaning Words Bundle is full of realistic pictures and activities to help those higher-level multiple meaning words make sense for your students.
- These Language Crossword Puzzles from The Speech Bubble SLP are designed to target synonyms, antonyms, multiple meaning words, and irregular past tense verbs.
- This huge Word Detectives unit from Speech to the Core focuses on prefixes, suffixes, and root words.
- “Speech-Zee” is an articulation dice game by Panda Speech for /l, s, z, sh, ch, th/, as well as s/l/r blends and vocalic /r/.
- This Speech Scripts: Articulation Acting activity from The Peachie Speechie is a quick, no prep way to target speech sounds while reading aloud.
- This Match It Quick game from Courtney Gragg is a fun way to get in some quick practice with vocalic /r/ words.
- This Would You Rather Articulation Game from Word of Mouth is great for students working on pre-vocalic and vocalic /r/ in carryover.
- This very popular Stuttering Mini-Unit has been an excellent resource to use with my older fluency students. The focus is on making students more aware of what stuttering is, as well as on techniques to help make their speech more smooth.
- These Fluency Homework Labels from Jenna Rayburn quickly turn any worksheet or assignment into homework for your students working on fluency!
- This Social Group Curriculum from Nicole Allison is a comprehensive unit for your middle school and high school students working on pragmatics. It contains everything you need for 20 separate sessions.
- These Social Skills Breaks from The Dabbling Speechie are perfect for helping students learn to carry over pragmatics skills, as well as fill those awkward 5 minute gaps in sessions we sometimes have!
- This “Do I Detect Sarcasm?” unit from Smartmouth SLP comes with a great checklist and practice cards to help students learn to identify sarcasm.
- This Question and Answer Unit from The Dabbling Speechie is perfect for your life skills middle school students. Focus on helping your students respond appropriately to questions, as well as respond to formal greetings.
- This Social Skills: Interpreting Facial Expressions activity from Amy Hasselden features real photos and realistic scenarios.
- These “I Can” CCSS posters for 5th-12th grades come in 6 different color options, and provide a positive decor option for your older students.