- Webber's Jumbo Articulation Drill Book
- No Glamour Articulation
- 40,000 Selected Words Organized by letter, sound, and syllable
I usually use the Webber's Jumbo Artic Book to make homework packets for my kids. I just copy the whole section for the target sound which includes pictures, lists, and sentences with the target sound in all positions of words.
Here are some advantages to keeping a whole packet in your child's homework folder...
- It can be used as a coloring book. I like to encourage this with my students because it makes their speech folder more fun, they also keep track of it better when they like it, and they have more exposure to words with their target sound. And when I do my quarterly probes (words the child has not practiced) to check for progress, I let the child who is not being tested color in their book while I test the other(s).
- You don't have to make a copy every session for every child. Just write in their homework tracker which sound and position they need to work on. (I also add a small sticky note on the page so they can just flip open to the page with the sticky).
- You can have the student practice certain pages again if they need more work on it. (and you don't have to copy it again cause it's still there).
- You always know what you gave as homework the week before.
- There are weeks when I am not perfect and forget or run out of time to write in their homework tracker. I tell my students at the first of the year that if I do this they need to choose a page to work on and write down which page they worked on in their homework tracker. If they are younger, I make sure the parents know to pick a new page if I forget.
I put all the ready made homework packets in my file cabinet. It will take a lot of file cabinet space for the first week. My first sessions are always dedicated to putting together our homework folders, reviewing rules, expectations and routines and getting to know the child. Once the homework packets are distributed they will be in the student's hands instead of in your office. I keep all the leftover packets filed, in case I get new referrals or transfer students. That way I can just whip together a homework folder really quickly.
I know there are probably better ways, but I have found this a great, efficient solution to creating consistent homework that is easily individualized.