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Focused Skill Activities

Updated: Mar 18, 2022

4️⃣ The fourth phase of literacy-based therapy is focused skill activities.

During this phase of literacy-based therapy, the SLP completes a variety of thematically related activities with their students.

Activities should focus on one of the following areas:

  • Semantics

  • Syntax

  • Narration

Below you can see examples of focused skill activities from my print and go book companion for The Biggest Apple Ever.

Within each of the domains (e.g. semantics, syntax, narration), the SLP can target a variety of goals based on the students’ individual needs.

Be sure the student’s know what skills they are working on developing rather than just the activities themselves. For example, the student should know they are learning how to retell a story, not that they are simply writing or playing with Boom Cards.

Want to read more? Check out these blog posts:

> Focused Skill Activities: Semantics

> Focused Skill Activities: Syntax

> Focused Skill Activities: Narration

Have a wonderful week!


Ukrainetz, T. A. (2006). Contextualized Language Intervention: Scaffolding Prek-12 Literacy Achievement (1st ed.). Pro Ed.

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