Language levels is a resource pack and has been created by a Speech and Language Therapist to allow you to check progress on a child’s understanding of key word levels. You can also use this resource to support a child’s understanding and work on areas which you may have identified as areas they struggle with. We recommend you use an assessment such as the Derbyshire Language Assessment or an informal assessment to work out where the child is in terms of their KWL understanding.
The pack is downloadable via a Zip file as per instructions below and includes the following:
- Language Levels Resource Instructions
- Language Levels Progress Form
- Language Levels Images with CR
- Language Steps 1 and 2 KWL symbols with CR
- Language Steps 3 and 4KWL CR
- Language Steps Video
Language Levels and Colourful Semantics
This Language Levels resource has been created to support the use of Colourful Semantics. You can use Colourful Semantics to help support your child’s understanding by using the symbols provided to put together the sentence you want them to understand e.g. The boy is sleeping (you would print out the symbol of the boy (orange) and the symbol of sleeping (yellow).
You can also use the images on the document to work on expressive language by showing one image at a time and asking the child to form a sentence to tell you what is happening. This works in the same way by starting at 1 KWL and building upwards.
You can use the symbols provided to again support the child. This can help with expanding vocabulary and sentence length. Offer a choice of symbols so that the child has to look at the image and match up the symbol with what is happening in the picture e.g. Image shown: The girl is eating – place two orange symbols on the table of the correct choice (the girl) and another option e.g. the baby and then the same for the verb, so the correct symbol (is eating) then another option e.g. is jumping. The child will then choose the two symbols which match up to the image and put them together to form a sentence. Even if the child doesn’t know the vocabulary, they have been able to match the correct symbols to the image and you can tell them the vocabulary and then ask them to repeat the sentence back to you.
Focus on making sure the child has the main key words in the sentence e.g. girl eating and model it back to them including all the function words so ‘the girl is eating’.
To download the Language Level resource pack please click the button below to process your order. Once payment is processed you will be able to download this resource.
Please note the pack will download as a Zip file – we recommend you download on to a PC as it may not download correctly via an iPad / phone. Please check your Spam / Junk folder for the email with download instructions which will timeout after 48 hours.
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