Fluency is not an area where I have extensive experience, but I did have an excellent professor in grad school (shout out to Dr. Dell!). I dug out my notes from class, as well as studied several different resources when deciding how I wanted to structure my product.
My goals for this unit were:
- Create an easy to follow hierarchy of materials that require minimal prep work
- Assess what students know (or don't know!) about stuttering before beginning the unit
- Teach students about what stuttering is, and have them share that knowledge with others
- Introduce different fluency enhancing techniques
- Provide students with ample opportunities to practice fluency enhancing techniques
- Include "fun" games/activities
- Provide pages for home practice
- Provide enough materials to be used for at least a month's worth of therapy sessions, if not more
- Include a culminating "final project"
- Assess student learning at the end of the unit
- Have graphics and tasks appropriate for upper elementary, middle school, and high school students
Included in this unit are:
- Fluency enhancing strategies poster
- Fact sheets
- 6 homework pages
- 2 games
- 19 true/false cards
- 112 fluency enhancing strategy practice cards
- 1 final hands-on project
The fluency enhancing strategies practice cards are separated into four different sets (A, B, C, D), which all designed to be read aloud using a specific fluency enhancing technique and progress in difficulty. Set A is short sentences to read aloud (ex: How are you today?). Set B includes a short fill in the blank phrase (ex: hot and __). Set C targets answering specific questions with a whole sentence (ex: Who are your best friends?). Set D consists of open ended questions (ex: What would the best day ever at school look like?).
Tell me, is this something you might be able to use with your students?