One way to keep your students engaged in your speech therapy sessions is to use interactive materials.
Making your fall file folders for language goals can be an easy way to plan for various goals.
And, once you prep the file folder, it’s easy to store in your bag, a filing cabinet, or a book shelf holder.
Today, I will share four easy fall file folders for language that you can pair with your favorite books.
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How to Make Your Fall File Folders for Language
First, you want to glue the printables that will be the activity’s base onto the file folder. The bottom printable will not move and require you to laminate the file folder.
If you have a school laminator, you can run your file folder through that. You must run your file folder through twice with two laminating sheets when using your laminator.
Ensure your laminator can fit a file folder because it measures a little wider than paper.
My Swingline laminator is wide enough to fit file folders.
Fall Seasonal Clothing File Folder for Language
Using this Dress Me Seasonal Clothing file activity is a great way to work on categories for clothing, body parts, and weather.
You can build vocabulary with categories but also work on functional communication, describing by the colors of the clothing, building MLU, sequencing, and CORE words.
Grab this resource HERE.
Monster and Jack O’ Lantern File Folder Language Activities
During October, it’s fun to use a monster theme or books that reference Jack O’Lanterns in your sessions.
One of my favorite books with a jack-o-lantern is the book, The Little Old Lady Who Wasn’t Afraid of Anything by Linda D. Williams.
After you read a book, your students can design their jack-o-lantern or monster.
Using interactive file folders is highly motivating because they control how to make their monster or jack-o-lantern, and you can get a lot of excellent language practice!
For more monster-themed ideas, check out these posts.
Dress a Turkey File Folder Activity
Having a dress-a-turkey file folder activity can be fun to pair with your turkey-themed books!
You can work on the clothing category, describing by color, building sentences, explaining how they dressed the turkey, and answering yes/no questions.
If you need this file folder activity, it is in the turkey push-in language lesson plan guides.
For more turkey-themed activity ideas, check out this blog post.
If you are struggling with making worksheets engaging for your students, one way to make worksheets interactive is by turning them into file folder activities. You can read more about how to do that in this blog post.
How would you use these file folder activities to target goals with your students? Share in the comments.