Best Articles for Vocabulary 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 resources to use in therapy!)

Next up is…VOCABULARY!

It’s not always easy to find the perfect text when you’re implementing literacy-based therapy with a mixed group, because I know that the struggle is REAL (and am always on the hunt for amazing reading resources to use)! I wrote some blog posts that highlight some my favorite texts to use in therapy. This week's list is full of articles that target vocabulary goals! Click through to find all 9 titles, plus a brief description of each, over on the blog!

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

• Compare and Contrast
• Multiple Meaning Words
• Prefixes and Suffixes

Compare and Contrast

Predicting the Future – This nonfiction article about travel in the future is written at a 6th grade reading level. Students can compare and contrast travel now and what it might look like in the future.

From Earth to Outer Space – This nonfiction article about space travel is written at a 6th grade reading level. Students can compare and contrast space travel as depicted in the movie, A Trip to the Moon, with how it was described in the article.

Siblings – The fiction passage about two siblings is written at a 4th grade reading level. Students can compare and contrast the two siblings.

Multiple Meaning Words

The following articles include a variety of multiple meaning words:

Snow Day Fever – This fiction passage about a boy who is sick on a snow day is written at a 5th grade reading level.

Focus: What’s Inside? – This nonfiction article about focus and attention is written at a 5th grade reading level.

Winter Worries and Health Hazards – This nonfiction article about winter hazards is written at a 4th to 5th grade reading level.

Prefixes and Suffixes

The following articles include a variety of words that include prefixes and suffixes:

Tag–I’m It! – This fiction passage about a game of tag is written at a 4th grade reading level.

Louis Braille – This nonfiction article about Louis Braille is written at a 6th grade reading level.

Jump Jump Jump – This fiction passage about two boys’ adventures during recess is written at a 4th 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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