- How to structure language groups?
- May 7th, 19:47
Ive worked 1.5 years in the schools and huge language groups are still a challenge for me, especially when they all are working on different targets. I would love to hear descriptions of what your group language sessions "look" like. I have done the "practice your target/answer a question then take a turn on a game" thing, but feel students get SO little practice that way and it doesn't allow time for the in depth, specific teaching that a lot of language concepts require for these kids. I end up feeling like I'm "quizzing" them instead of teaching them. I have tried group lessons on a single concept using books, etc., but I have a hard time hitting a ton of goals this way...and for Medicaid I'm supposed to have data on each kid's iep goals every session. It's so difficult to feel like I'm doing anything helpful for these kids, especially when I have artic/language/ social language/fluency goals all in one group. Any advice would be appreciated--I would really like to improve on this next year.