Best Articles for Language Goals

I love sharing tips and tricks to help SLPs implement literacy-based therapy, but it’s not always easy to find the perfect reading resource for you mixed group! This series of blog posts will help you find fun, engaging articles that also make it easy to target your students’ goals. (I know I am always on the hunt for amazing reading resources to use in therapy!)

Next up is…LANGUAGE!

I just love helping SLPs implement literacy-based therapy, but I know from experience that it’s not always easy to find the perfect reading resource for your mixed group! Because I’m always on the hunt for amazing articles to use, I put together a series of blog posts that highlight my favorites. This week is all about using articles to target Language goals. Click through to make your therapy planning easier!

Use the links below to jump ahead to your language targets.

• Facts and Opinions
• Inferences
• Main Idea/Summarizing

Facts and Opinions

New Debate: Virtual Education – This nonfiction article about virtual education is written at a 6th grade reading level. This article provides two points of view regarding whether cyber schools are a valid option for education, giving students multiple opportunities to identify facts versus opinions.

Looking for more debate articles? ReadWorks has plenty!

Tiger Watch – This nonfiction article about tigers and their near extinction is written at a 6th grade reading level. The article includes several facts and opinions as they describe the dangers that threaten these animals.

Up in the Air – This fiction passage about a boy who travels on a plane for the first time is written at a 4th grade reading level. Students have the opportunity to identify facts and opinions as the boy shares his experience.

Inferences

Confessions of a New Girl – This fiction passage about a new girl’s experience is written at a 4th-grade reading level. There are multiple opportunities to make inferences as the new girl describes her experiences at a new school.

Walk the Plank! – This fiction passage about two boys who are playing a pirate game is written at a 5th grade reading level. Students have multiple opportunities to make inferences as the two boys play together.

Magic in the Classroom – This fiction passage about Emma’s first day at a new school is written at a 5th grade reading level. Emma encounters several students who treat her very differently. Students can infer why this is happening and how it affects Emma.

Main Idea/Summarizing

Music and Your Mind – This nonfiction article about music’s power is written at a 6th grade reading level.

Nothing Left to Lose – This nonfiction article about a family’s escape from North Korea is written at a 5th grade reading level.

Time to Think – This nonfiction article about the length of a school day is written at a 6th grade reading level.

Looking for more resources? Check out the SLP Now Membership! You can search for materials to help you teach these skills, as well as articles that include targets for all of your students’ goals. Try it today (for free)!

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Hi there! I'm Marisha. I am a school-based SLP who is all about working smarter, not harder. I created the SLP Now Membership and love sharing tips and tricks to help you save time so you can focus on what matters most--your students AND yourself.

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