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Free Language Activities

The free language activities on this page are examples of therapy materials that have high useability with school students of all ages. 

The activities are in easily accessible pdf form.

Updated 29/07/2016


Editing a Story: Lots of useful information and activities to help students polish and edit their stories.

Click here to access the Editing a Story webpage.








Active Listening Activity - Advanced: Like the entry level active listening program, the advanced level program is easy to use and print. For students ages 7-10 years and above.

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Sounds to Graphemes Guide: A webpage that features the new Sounds to Graphemes Guide ebook.

Click here to access the Sounds to Graphemes page







Phonological Awareness Intervention: A webpage that features the new Phonological Awareness ebook.

Click here to access the Phonological Awareness Intervention page




Multiple Oppositions Speech Therapy Guide: A webpage that features the new Multiple Oppositions Therapy Guide.

Click here to access the Multiple Oppositions Therapy Guide page



Sentence Creator for Early Literacy: A webpage that features the new Sentence Creator program that is a modified version of the original Sentence Builder program. The webpage features an example of a real life language teaching session.

Click here to access the Sentence Creator for Early Literacy page






Lateral Lisp Therapy: A webpage that guides you with a variety of techniques to tackle the lateral lisp speech error. The page features a pdf download of therapy techniques with illustrations and activities.

Click here to access the Lateral Lisp Therapy page and pdf Download




Sentence Builder Program: Activities that assist children to construct grammatically correct sentences. For students ages 5 - 8.

Click here to access the Sentence Builder Program download page




Working Memory Challenges - Advanced: Activities that exercise children's short term memory abilities. For students age 7 and up.

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Working Memory Challenges - Junior: Activities that exercise children's short term memory abilities. For students age 7 and up.

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Working Memory Challenges - Entry: Please note, that there are some shapes (included in the program) that will need to be cut out and pasted onto card or laminated to get the best out of the program.

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Writing Tips - Letter Reversals: Information and illustrations of common letter reversals. For students age 5-8 years.

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Active Listening Activities - Entry Level:(Revised 26/02/2016) Easy to use and print listening comprehension activities that your students will find both a challenge and a lot of fun. For students ages 5-8 years.

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Oral Language Techniques: Tried and true language stimulation techniques to facilitate children's oral language development.

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Absurdities Activities: Vocabulary building activities that feature 20 absurd scenarios with the transport theme and three stimulus questions for each story.

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Absurdities Activities: Vocabulary building activities that feature 20 absurd scenarios that feature animals and three stimulus questions for each.

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Idioms Activities: Idioms activities that feature 10 animal idioms and a variety of different activities for each.

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Story Grammar Marker: A unique story grammar marker which your students can use as a visual guide to help them retell oral narratives and compose original stories.

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Irregular Past Tense Verb Guide: This chart is useful for students who want a quick and easy guide for tricky irregular verbs when writing stories or projects.

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Dragon Rider Instructions Features a 14 page instruction manual that explores the rules and mechanics of the Dragon Rider game. Also included is an appendix with cut out characters that can be used in the game. Recommended for ages 7 and up.


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Dragon Rider Gameboards: Two gameboards that feature stage 1 and stage 2 of the Dragon Rider game. Please allow a little extra time to download the gameboards. The file is over 5MB's and may take your computer a little extra time to download it.


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Vocabulary Program - Absurdities: A free program that features over 100 individual absurd scenarios for your students to explore - grades prep - 3.

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Summarization Worksheet: A worksheet for use at the end of sessions to mark student progress and to make brief comments. Can also be used to update parents and class teachers.

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Grammar Aides: Nouns
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Grammar Aides: Verbs
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Grammar Aides: Adjectives
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Grammar Aides: Adverbs
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Grammar Aides: Pronouns
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Figurative language worksheet A worksheet designed to enable your students to manipulate simile and metaphors in written text.

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Figurative language worksheet(Example) A worksheet designed to enable your students to manipulate simile and metaphors in written text.

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Semantics: Vocabulary building worksheet - Example (Colour)
A completed example of a vocabulary building worksheet.


Semantics: Vocabulary building worksheet
The vocabulary worksheet is very useful in that it allows your students to learn about synonyms within the context of a written text.

Sentence Building Aide: Connecting words for independent and dependent clauses.

This is a chart I use to assist students to understand the links between clauses. Partly based on 'The Write Stuff for Writing,'by Westby, C.E. & Clauser, P.S. 2005

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Semantics: Vocabulary building worksheet - Example
A completed example of a vocabulary building worksheet.

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Right-click to download this PDF file here.


Semantics: Vocabulary building worksheet - to be used with a Dictionary and Thesaurus


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Recommended Sequence for Shared Strategic Reading
This download is a very useful example of a real life therapy session. It's to be used in conjunction with the shared strategic reading chart.

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Shared Strategic Reading Chart - Colour
I use this daily chart as a visual reminder. I usually place the chart in front of me as a visual checklist during a language therapy session. I've laminated my copy back to back. Read the chart several times before use, to familiarise yourself with the terms.

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Shared Strategic Reading Chart - Black & White


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Semantic Map (Noun)
A graphic organizer, to be used in conjunction with a preparatory set.

Semantic Map (Noun) Example
This is an example of a filled in semantic map.

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Semantic Map (Adjective)
A graphic organizer with the focus on adjectives. To be used in conjunction with a preparatory set.

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Semantic Map (Adjective) Example
An example of a filled in adjective graphic organizer.

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Vocabulary Scoring Chart
A scoring chart is a vital way of tracking a student's progress.

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