Developing language processing skills, critical thinking, mental flexibility, verbal reasoning and sequential processing abilities, is foundational in any elementary education. What’s more, these lessons need to make the learning process engaging and fun. I created Making Connections Compound Word Games to address these areas. Learning specialists, homeschoolers, teachers and parents can now help students develop these skills! Your students will love these brain teasers! They can be quite challenging, so this product will offer a lot of fun for students of all ages. I now even offer a free sampling, so come download it today!
Dr. Warren’s blogger articles on language arts.
download – PDF offers enjoyable and
engaging printable activities that
strengthen language processing skills
such as listening, following written/oral
homework/test questions and
interpreting multiple choice items.
Included in this publication are three
activities that will also help your
students practice linguistic cues and
develop spatial, sequential, attentional and executive
functioning skills. You can come get a free sampling or
purchase this as well as other great
Following Directions activities by clicking on the image or the
Weaknesses in language processing can be difficult to remediate, and finding fun activities that can help strengthen this cognitive processing area is a further challenge. I designed my Following Directions – The Fun and Easy Way series to offer activities that help students develop listening skills, attention to detail, vocabulary, mental flexibility, spatial skills, and more. They were initially created for my own private practice, and now they are available to the public. Each page is filled with colorful images and students get to draw, complete mazes and work through process of elimination exercises that are fun and engaging. For added enjoyment, I am now creating holiday exercises that can be used throughout the school year. My latest download offers three Halloween handouts. Come view all of the activities by clicking on the image and even download a free sampling.
All the best, Dr. Erica Warren
learners, as well as those who struggle with higher order language processing,
often experience difficulties when shifting to more abstract ways of
learning. Difficulties may arise
when multiple meanings are used in conversation or when reading. Consequently, “reading between the
lines” or searching for a deeper meaning can be a challenge. Additionally, concrete or rigid ways of
thinking can create miscommunication.
It’s easy to misunderstand someone’s intended meaning when they are
being sarcastic or they are using unfamiliar vocabulary. I’m sure you have had one of those
ah-ha moments in life where you thought, “Oh, that’s what she meant!” Finally, difficulties interpreting jokes, puns, or inferences can lead
to one feeling confused or embarrassed.
I am sure we all know of a time when someone told a joke and although we
laughed along with everyone else, we did not really “get it.”
this important skill is a process for many students, it does not have to be awkward
or difficult. In fact, practicing abstract
thinking can be fun. That is
the goal of my new workbook Abstract Thinking and Multiple Meanings: Developing Higher Order Language and Mental Flexibility Through Critical Thinking and Visualization. It was
written to engage learners and help them to conceptualize and practice higher
order language skills.
Teaching students about how to
make inferences can be challenging. Unlike most of the concrete learning
that they encounter, this is an abstract notion. However, most students
love the idea of finding or uncovering a hidden message. So, explaining that,
like a detective, they can solve the secret code, students will find this both
appealing and exciting. Here are four activities that you can do to help even
the youngest of learners find joy in searching for inferences.
- Look through magazine images and see if you can
uncover any hidden messages.
- When traveling look at billboards and see if you
can point out any inferences.
- Look at the images on book covers and see what
kind of hidden messages they might include that tell you a little bit about the
- When watching TV pay attention to the
advertisements. What kinds of
secret messages are implied?
workbook, with images, activities and games, you can always purchase Making
Inferences, The Fun and Easy Way to Understand and Practice Implied Meaning. I also offer a free downloadable sample
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Educational Therapist that shares her unique multi-sensory and fun activities through
her many publications. Products are
available as downloads and print at her websites to view all her products at www.goodsensorylearning.com & www.dyslexiamaterials.com