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0.3  ASHA CEUs

A Cure For The Common Core: Using Books To Address Communication Skills In The Common Core State Standards #e184


Presenter: Jennifer L. Schultz, MA, CCC-SLP

Learn a framework to address CCSS and IEP goals using children's literature.


"I loved seeing specifically how to look at a common core standard, write a goal to address the standard, and then use a book to attain the goal. Examples of how to use books directly in therapy will be useful in my practice."

– B.H., prior course participant

This presentation will provide participants with a framework for developing communication goals based on the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) using children's literature as the context for intervention. Specific Phonemic Awareness, Listening and Speaking, and Language domain standards will be reviewed, and a specific sample IEP objective will be provided based on each standard.

Each standard/IEP goal will be linked to one or more specific picture books that can be used to address the target communication skill during shared reading activities and additional extension activities after reading. Texts from a variety of genres and reading levels will be presented. Resources for identifying vocabulary and language structures appropriate for specific communication goals and grade levels will be identified. Course focus is students in kindergarten through 5th grade.

Offered for 0.3 ASHA CEUs – 3 contact hours.

Course Overview – Run Time: 3:00:29

  1. Introduction to Common Core State Standards
  2. Why books? Characteristics of written vs. spoken language. Practical reasons for using books in therapy.
  3. Choosing the right book: Reading level, Vocabulary tiers, & the "fun factor."
  4. CCSS & Children’s Literature: Grades K-2 (Phonemic Awareness, Vocabulary, Pragmatics, & Morphology/Syntax skills and books)

  5. CCSS & Children’s Literature: Grades 3-4 (Vocabulary, Morphology/Syntax, & Pragmatics skills and books)

  6. CCSS & Children’s Literature: Grades 5-6 (Vocabulary & Morphology/Syntax skills and books)
  7. Conclusion
"There was so much in this course that I listened to it twice! She really gives relevant information for helping grade school students while addressing Common Core State Standards. The presenter kept it fun and interesting."

– C.R., prior course participant

The content of this online CE course does not focus exclusively on any specific proprietary product or service. Presenter financial and non-financial disclosures may be found in the Presenter & Disclosures area.

Course Format

Video PowerPoint presentation with author narration & downloadable handout. Stop and re-start the course at any point. Learners retain access to course content after completion for ongoing reference and review.

Reviews

"It was wonderful to be able to relate a common core standard with an IEP goal and then use literature to achieve both the standard and the goal. Absolutely loved all the examples of books that can be used within therapy sessions to attain a student's goal." S.D. (Nov. 2022)

"I liked the use of how to apply books for therapy to meet goals. Very organized. I will be able to use the books presented in therapy." D.S. (Nov. 2022)

"The examples on how to use/write language/speech objectives using the common core standards---making them more individualized to the student's needs were helpful."  D.G. (Sept. 2022)

"I loved the examples of children's literature for addressing common core."  J.S. (Sept. 2022)

"Relating book suggestions to specific learning outcomes was nice."  C.L. (Aug. 2022)

"All of the topics discussed across language domains and grades are highly pertinent as a speech language provider working with grades k-12! I liked level of depth, detail, concrete examples, and strategies using literature." C.S. (June 2022)

"I was particularly interested in the discussion of prefixes / suffixes as well as understanding and formation of complex sentences." J.D. (June 2022)

"I liked the variety of high interest books and the breakdown of speech and language targets for each one!" J.D. (June 2022)

"Great book recommendations!" K.G. (June 2022)

"I liked the suggested book and author lists. Very helpful how the presenter grouped the grades together when discussing target skills and corresponding resources." A.P. (Apr. 2022)

"So many examples of books to use for specific standards and goals! I liked the breakdown of common core standards by grade level." J.M. (Jan. 2022)

"Extremely thorough and useful/practical. Learning how to specifically address a standard through a children's book." S.G. (Jan. 2022)

"There was so much in this course that I listened to it twice! She really gives relevant information for helping grade school students while addressing Common Core State Standards. The presenter kept it fun and interesting." C.R. (Dec. 2021)

"I liked the list of books emphasizing specific areas (parts of speech, etc.) The presentation of the information was easy to follow." M.L. (Dec. 2021)

"She covered so much! I love using literature to teach language concepts and skills. I liked the examples and resources." N.B. (Oct. 2021)

"I loved seeing specifically how to look at a common core standard, write a goal to address the standard, and then use a book to attain the goal. Examples of how to use books directly in therapy will be useful in my practice." B.H. (Sept. 2021)

"I like the way the presenter lays out her discussion and then provides a large array of book titles to support her topics." T.A. (Sept. 2021)

"Going over the books to support specific language goals was most beneficial." M.E. (Jul. 2021)

"Linking books to several goals was very helpful. I liked the specific recommendations of therapy materials and activities to address language goals." C.H. (Jul. 2021)

"Love all the examples of books and target skills in therapy sessions. Great ideas on how to use books with all language students in therapy sessions." M.H. (May 2021)

"I appreciated the specific titles of books and how they help." J.R. (May 2021)

"I enjoyed the number of different ways to use each book or meet a number of different students' needs while connecting to the common core. I liked the variety of book examples."  S.P. (Jan. 2021)

"I loved how the presenter provided sample IEP goals along with the book she used to address that goal. This presenter is phenomenal. This is the second course I have taken with her. She provides practical therapy techniques. For this course, she provided over 50 books I could use in my practice!" J.G. (Jan. 2021)

Course Objectives

  1. List communication skills needed for mastery of the common core state standards.

  2. Identify children's literature that can be used as a context for addressing communication skills from the common core state standards.

  3. Develop treatment plans based on a single piece of literature that address one or more communication goals.

Presenter & Disclosures

Jennifer L. Schultz, MA, CCC-SLP, is an instructor for the online Speech-Language Pathology Assistant program at Mitchell Technical Institute in Mitchell, SD. Prior to this, she was a clinical speech-language pathologist, with 9 years of experience in an inpatient rehabilitation setting and 12 years in an education setting, serving children ages 0 – 21. Jennifer has a particular interest in the treatment of language disorders in school-age children. She has presented numerous workshops on vocabulary instruction, using books in therapy, and skill-based language assessment. Jennifer is a past member of the ASHA SLP Advisory Council and past president of the South Dakota Speech-Language-Hearing Association. She is the author of the "Skill-Based Assessment of Core Communication Skills."

Speaker Disclosures:

Financial — Jennifer Schultz is a presenter of online CE courses offered by Northern Speech Services; receives royalties.

Nonfinancial — Jennifer Schultz is a past member of the ASHA SLP Advisory Council.

Intended Audience/Accreditation

asha ce approved provider

This program is offered for 0.3 ASHA CEUs (Intermediate Level; Professional Area).

Intended Audience

  • SLP

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