Grammar Grubs

Grammar Grubs seriesGrammar Grubs is an engaging and practical series of 3 books designed by a Speech Pathologist for Speech Pathologists and teachers.

Each program is designed to provide ample practice in a range of foundational language areas to develop students’ language structures. These resources can be used with an individual client, a group or class. Progress assessments have been included to assist clinicians and teachers in documenting students’ progress as they work through the program.  

As with all these resources, Grammar Grubs has been tried and tested by many school students across Sydney!

It is aimed at children from 6-12 years.

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Strong Foundations in Reading and Spelling - Phonological Awareness

Strong FoundationsThis CD focuses on developing a child’s phonological awareness – the foundations upon which strong reading and spelling skills can be built.

It is aimed at children from 4-7 years (K-1).

The activities can be printed off and used as worksheets, they can be laminated and used repeatedly in group situations or used as home practice.

The CD also contains some visuals that can be enlarged for the classroom or clinic.  
 
TARGET AREAS

  • Letter knowledge
  • Letter-sound link
  • Practice in hearing initial, medial and final sounds in words
  • Practice sounding out words
  • Short vowel sounds
  • Practice with simple blends
  • Practice with ‘sh’ and ‘ch’
  • Common sight words

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Strong Foundations in Reading and Spelling - Literacy

Stong FoundationsThis CD focuses on developing strong literacy skills by developing a child’s phonological awareness, morphology and comprehension. All the activities are designed to give children a strong foundation in both reading and spelling.    

It is aimed at children from 5-8 years (K-2).

The activities can be printed off and used as worksheets, they can be laminated and used repeatedly in group situations or used as home practice.

The CD also contains some visuals that can be enlarged for the classroom or clinic.    

TARGET AREAS

  • Practice sounding out words
  • Short vowel sounds
  • Practice with simple blends
  • Practice with ‘sh’, ‘ch’, ‘th’ and ‘ng’
  • Understanding simple morphological patterns in English
  • Compound words Reading for meaning

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Words, Wonderful Words!

Words, Wonderful WordsThis CD focuses on developing students’ vocabulary.

It consists of flashcards of common nouns, worksheets that provide practice with adjectives and verbs and visuals for different adjective categories.

With a total of 48 pages, this resource is appropriate for students aged 4-8 years.
 
TARGET AREAS

  • Categorisation of common nouns
  • Categorisation of adjectives
  • Developing descriptive vocabulary
  • Developing verb vocabulary
  • Using adjectives in sentences
  • Synonyms and antonyms

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The Not So Obvious The Not So Obvious

‘The Not So Obvious’ focuses on providing opportunities for students/clients to infer hidden meaning from texts thereby improving their reading comprehension.

  •  The book consists of easy, medium and hard passages.

  •  The 19 passages can be used with individual students, small groups or classes.

  •  The passages can also be used as a talking and listening activity.

  •  The worksheets have been provided for students to annotate as questions are discussed.

  • Visuals have also been included to help your students/clients generalize the skills to other texts.

  • Each passage comes with teacher’s notes.  

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The Still Not So Obvious Still Not So Obvious

‘The Still Not So Obvious’ is the second book in the 'Not So Obvious' series. It provides opportunities for students/clients to infer hidden meaning from texts thereby improving their reading comprehension.

  • The book consists of 16 short passages suitable for students in upper primary (grades 4 -6).

  • The passages can be used with individual students, small groups or classes.

  •  The passages can also be used as a talking and listening activity.

  • Discussion questions are provided at the end of each passage to force the students to 'read between the lines'.

  • Visuals have also been included to help your students/clients generalize the skills to other contexts.

  • Each passage comes with teacher’s notes to hone in on specific details and wording.  

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I Spy, You Spy I Spy, You Spy

This interactive, visual resource targets inference and oral language.

 Students read a short passage, examine a photo and then discuss what might be happening.

Not only does this target inference and reasoning skills in younger readers, but it also provides opportunities to develop oral language through description and explanation.

The resource includes 10 photos with discussion questions, and teachers' notes for each photo.

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Figuratively Speaking Figuratively Speaking

‘Figuratively Speaking’ is an excellent resource for teachers, tutors and speech pathologists. Its focus is on developing students' comprehension and familiarity with figurative language. The resource is aimed at students from age 10 – 15 depending on their level of difficulty and exposure to English. The worksheets are suitable for the classroom, a small group or an individual client.

  •  A total of 41 common English idioms are addressed in this resource.

  •  There are 13 comprehension passages including 5 challenging passages.

  •  The discussion questions for each passage are designed to develop the students’ inferential thinking as well as their understanding of the idioms used.

  • There are also additional resources and activity ideas to enable the students to become more comfortable comprehending and using idioms in context.

  • Teacher’s notes are also provided.

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The Daring Detectives series

Daring Detectives program coversDaring Detectives is a series of language programs that are fun for all involved.

  • They encourage group work rather than competition,

  • They develop a variety of language skills in a way that is highly motivating, and

  • They help to develop the students’ reasoning abilities.

The idea is simple:

The students are detectives assigned to solve a case. As each session unfolds, the students will gather more clues about the suspects and their movements, and will be required to complete a number of tasks in order to solve the mystery.

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