Lapbooks: Adding Creativity to Literature-Based Intervention Contextualized language intervention (CLI) is a treatment approach that seeks to target multiple language skills in the context of meaningful, functional, and curriculum-based activities. For school-age children, literature-based language intervention is a type of CLI that can simultaneously target a variety of semantic, syntactic, and pragmatic language skills, while also ... Article
Article  |   September 08, 2017
Lapbooks: Adding Creativity to Literature-Based Intervention
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  • Jennifer K. Rickard
    Corona-Norco Unified School District, Norco, CA
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  • Financial: Jennifer K. Rickard has no relevant financial interests to disclose.
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  • Nonfinancial: Jennifer K. Rickard presented posters containing some of this material at the annual Convention of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) in 2014 and the ASHA Schools Conference in 2015.
    Nonfinancial: Jennifer K. Rickard presented posters containing some of this material at the annual Convention of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) in 2014 and the ASHA Schools Conference in 2015.×
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Development / Special Populations / Cultural & Linguistic Diversity / Genetic & Congenital Disorders / School-Based Settings / Language Disorders / Attention, Memory & Executive Functions / Part 1
Article   |   September 08, 2017
Lapbooks: Adding Creativity to Literature-Based Intervention
Perspectives of the ASHA Special Interest Groups, September 2017, Vol. 2, 5-19. doi:10.1044/persp2.SIG16.5
History: Received February 7, 2017 , Revised May 18, 2017 , Accepted May 22, 2017
Perspectives of the ASHA Special Interest Groups, September 2017, Vol. 2, 5-19. doi:10.1044/persp2.SIG16.5
History: Received February 7, 2017; Revised May 18, 2017; Accepted May 22, 2017

Contextualized language intervention (CLI) is a treatment approach that seeks to target multiple language skills in the context of meaningful, functional, and curriculum-based activities. For school-age children, literature-based language intervention is a type of CLI that can simultaneously target a variety of semantic, syntactic, and pragmatic language skills, while also supporting the core curriculum. This tutorial demonstrates how to design lapbooks (collections of mini-books, pockets, and foldables laid out in a standard file folder) to organize and creatively display the language learning activities completed for each literature unit. Links to a series of instructional videos are also provided via the author's YouTube channel (https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCne6IbEwEf8eWVyJxHPXvPw).

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