Speech Therapy Video Tip: Story Grammar Rap

We hope our last speech therapy tip about goals was fun and helpful.  This week we would love to share one of our most effective, short videos about working on story grammar.  SLPs have used this strategy, and we are thrilled with the feedback.

“It was so much fun–for the kids and me!”

“The kids remembered the parts of the story!”

So, here is the cliff notes version of this strategy.  First, working on story grammar is a great way to align to the curriculum (this is law, folks).  Second, adding beats, rhythm and movement makes it stick more.  Actually, kids are 3 times as likely to remember when gestures are involved.  What?!  Yes, THREE TIMES!  Last, for some of us here at Bilinguistics, we love music of the hip-hop persuasion.  And because children are our future, and hip-hop is history, we are going to drop some beats and tap into our students’ awesome potential.

Literacy-Based Speech and Language Therapy Activities

One more thing!  Literacy-Based Speech and Language Therapy Activities includes great ways to help your students develop story grammar components.  And (there’s more!), check out our favorite books for speech therapy.  You will discover some of our favorites for intervention.  We love big books, and we cannot lie!

Let us know in our comments section how the story grammar rap goes.  We can’t wait for you to join in on the learning and fun!

Written by: phuonglienpalafox

4 Comments on “Speech Therapy Video Tip: Story Grammar Rap”

  1. October 9, 2015 at 6:38 am #

    Unfortunately the video is an unsupported file at school and I’m unable to view.

    • October 9, 2015 at 7:58 am #

      Thank you for letting us know. I changed the file type so that it should be acceptable to the most systems. If you still don’t see it, you can visit the site at home or visit the Brain-based post for the full series of videos.
      Brain Based Learning

  2. February 27, 2017 at 9:12 pm #

    What song is the basis for the tune used in the Story Grammar Rap?

    • March 1, 2017 at 2:23 pm #

      Hello! As an avid fan of 80’s and 90’s hip hop, my speech-language therapy aligns to my personal interests. So, the Story Grammar Rap is synced to an instrumental version of Tone Loc’s Funky Cold Medina. I typically buy the beats in iTunes by searching for an instrumental or karaoke version of my preferred song. Here is a youTube video of the beats. I also say that if hip-hop is not your preference, find what works for you. I shared this at our Texas state conference last week. The next day, an SLP who is a fan of Beyonce made up her own version with “Single Ladies.” Another SLP said she was going to do it through opera, her musical preference. Make it fun! Let me know if you come up with another version! – Phuong

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