I created this activity quite some time ago, and I kept forgetting to post it. This is an activity geared more for older students as I think my preschoolers and young students would struggle with this activity.
I created it more to go with the EET, so if you have one of those, it would be great to use that tool with this activity!
To learn more about the EET, visit here!
The activity begins with a variety of objects, foods, animals, etc. on baskets. It would be best if the SLP organized the baskets and the accompanying apples ahead of time and display 2 or 3 baskets and apple sets at a time.
Here's an example of the apples:
As you can see, the apples are in order according to the baskets. So obviously the first row of apples would apply to basket number 1 - the dog basket and etc.
For this activity, I only included three descriptions. Some of the descriptions are similar to other descriptions (if two baskets both showcase green objects, then obviously two apples will say "green"). This is why the SLP should organize the baskets and apples ahead of time and have a plan.
Since there are three descriptions already provided, the student would then use the EET to talk more about the object and describe it further.
So if the SLP is presenting the baskets in pairs, the student would have two baskets in front of him or her and would have six apples. The student would then organize the apples according to the correct baskets. Preferably use baskets and apples that are not too similar to each other (especially in the beginning stages of describing).
See, now the basket with the peas could be described similar to the basket with the watermelon (both green, both foods, etc.). This is to help the student go further in their describing to include some rich descriptions that would help an outsider understand what specific object the student is describing.
Included in the download are a few blank baskets and a few blank apples. Feel free to print those, laminate them, and use dry erase markers for the apples and velcro pictures onto the baskets to use this activity over and over again!
Download the freebie here: Delicious Descriptions!
I also created a small worksheet to go with it. You can print it out front/back to save some paper, but use a worksheet for each basket or for just a few. It's your choice!
What do you think? Will you use this with your older students (you could even use this with middle schoolers depending on their abilities)? Please share this page with a friend/colleague if you download the freebies. Thanks!