SPARC for Grammar

Susan Thomsen | Kathy Donnelly
  • Ages 4 - 10
  • Grades PK - 5
  • Pages 165
  • Format 11" x 8.5"
  • Product Code 31162 ( MR #065587 )

Price $54.00

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Students learn grammar through a progression of activities centered around meaningful scenes and pictures. The scripted stimuli are especially helpful for eliciting target grammatical structures.

Busy clinicians rely on the Stimulus Pictures for Assessment, Remediation, and Carryover (SPARC) series for:
• loads of pictures and practice opportunities
• convenience and portability
• systematic progression of activities
• no student reading requirement

SPARC for Grammar includes 20 units, each targeting a specific language structure including:
• pronouns (I, he, she, they)
• auxiliary verb (is)
• third person regular (e.g., rakes, walks)
• regular past tense (e.g., tripped, laughed)
• irregular past tense (e.g., sat, bought)
• possessive marker's (e.g., girl's, cat's)
• possessive pronouns (his, hers, its)
• copula verb (is)
• regular plurals (e.g., bowls, bananas)
• irregular plurals (e.g., men, feet)
• interrogative reversals (is, are)
• wh- questions
• interrogative reversals (do, does, did)

Each 8-page unit has four pages of picture stimuli and four pages of written prompts for the instructor. Six types of activities progress in difficulty and provide a wealth of opportunities for students to hear and use the targeted language structure. The activities are:
• identifying/repeating
• identify targeted structures by pointing to pictures and/or repeating sentences
• auditory bombardment
• listen to and repeat sentences in response to questions, using a picture scene stimulus
• following directions/answering questions
• follow oral directions containing the targeted structure using a picture scene
• what's wrong
• practice new structures by identifying what's wrong in a picture scene in a different context than the previous scene
• thinking skills
• practice the targeted structure while responding to questions that require reasoning
• storytelling/retelling
• listen to, sequence, and retell a short story using the targeted