The Oscars are this Sunday and they have absolutely NOTHING to do with Speech-Language Pathology…
Now before I get to the best part (an insanely awesome giveaway from some of my favorite SLP bloggers) I wanted to tell you a few ways that you COULD use the Oscars to your advantage after this weekend’s big show:
- Host a “Speechies Awards” in your room: You can give away awards for whatever you’d like. This would be a great way for children to practice nominating peers and justifying their nomination. Be creative!
- Acceptance Speeches: These don’t have to actually be acceptance speeches but could be fluency or articulation passages that are said like acceptance speeches. Have the students get up, accept their “award”, and say their speech. Don’t forget to thank mom and dad!
- Perspective-taking: If you can find some clips from the Oscars past/present on YouTube you can do a great perspective-taking activity or social skills activity talking about how the winners/losers feel, what they should say to their fellow nominees, why they think they were nominated, why the clip you show is funny/sad/etc. There are several good clips… just make sure to pre-watch them for content!
Many of your students will probably hear about or watch part of the Oscars this weekend. They start pretty late so they may only catch the red carpet and first few awards but it could be a fun activity to integrate into your speech rooms!
Now…. for the winner in the category of “Best Giveaway in a Leading Blog Role” goes to…
Click on the graphic above to head to the form to submit your predictions for 16 award categories. One winner from the most accurate entries will be drawn to win a prize bundle from 18 SLP Bloggers!!! So awesome! 1 entry per person and all entries must be entered by 7:30P CST on 2/22/15 to be valid (I will disallow entries at 7:31 on the dot so don’t be late!)