Hero image

Languageisheartosay's Shop

I have been designing resources for many years as I worked with preschool and primary age youngsters with delayed or impaired speech and language skills. The resources using symbols are free. My latest resources which I have illustrated are extra tasks based on Marion Blank's Language Levels (previous ones have been free). They can be used with groups of mixed language ability and are reasonably priced.

190Uploads

1888k+Views

1357k+Downloads

I have been designing resources for many years as I worked with preschool and primary age youngsters with delayed or impaired speech and language skills. The resources using symbols are free. My latest resources which I have illustrated are extra tasks based on Marion Blank's Language Levels (previous ones have been free). They can be used with groups of mixed language ability and are reasonably priced.
Inference: Reading for meaning and inferring -Pt I
languageisheartosaylanguageisheartosay

Inference: Reading for meaning and inferring -Pt I

(35)
Symbols (c) Widgit Software 2010. A resource under development aimed at children with fair reading skills who do not pick up on all the meaning behind the words. Three stories with suggested activities based on published research as to what helps children focus on implied information. Feedback comments welcome.
World War 2 grids and word search
languageisheartosaylanguageisheartosay

World War 2 grids and word search

(14)
Grids illustrated with PCS or Widgit symbols. Word search sheets made at www.senteacher.org. Grids give practice with vocabulary, reading for meaning, and coordinates. The worksheets include extra questions including fill the blanks which can be completed by copying text or cut-and-paste labels.
World War 2 activity book
languageisheartosaylanguageisheartosay

World War 2 activity book

(6)
Something for everyone in the suggested groups, or EAL. Picture and/or word match; spot the difference; Numicon shapes counting; odd one out; draw and colour; copy words to blanks in text. Illustrated with PCS or Widgit symbols.
Match speech bubbles to pics and fill blanks
languageisheartosaylanguageisheartosay

Match speech bubbles to pics and fill blanks

(19)
Print 2-up single-sided on paper. Do cut and stick pairing of cartoon and bubble. 4 sets of 6 per page. Errors can be useful as discussion starters. Extra page of cartoons has empty bubbles to be completed. Could be a useful activity for paired kids with mixed level of reading/writing skills. Also for EAL.
Ancient Egypt info, word mats, games (Widgit CIP)
languageisheartosaylanguageisheartosay

Ancient Egypt info, word mats, games (Widgit CIP)

(20)
Symbols (c) Widgit Software 2010. A collection of different resources with lots of repetition. Some real people and things plus some of the gods. Info sheets can be printed 2 pp to A4 page. Word mats could be printed back to back. A self-explanatory dice board game. Two card games: Picture Pairs and a Chain Game which requires recognition of some of the vocabulary. Card games should be printed 2-sided on card.
Plants: growth sequence/ parts/wheat/compost
languageisheartosaylanguageisheartosay

Plants: growth sequence/ parts/wheat/compost

(4)
Symbols (c) Widgit Software 2010. Illustrated vocabulary pages with simple planting and growing sequence and parts of plants/ Count down in 2s - plants (incl. naming minibeasts and other animals plus info on food chains / food-chains). Items to count are presented in the same layout as Numicon pieces. Sheets about the story of wheat and information on compost / humus are included here although they also appear as separate resources.
Forces vocabulary sheets
languageisheartosaylanguageisheartosay

Forces vocabulary sheets

(2)
Six pages of typical vocabulary lists illustrated with PCS or Widgit symbols. Covers some key word definitions, pushing, pulling, early circuits, springs, magnets and friction.
Maths concept words and phrases illustrated
languageisheartosaylanguageisheartosay

Maths concept words and phrases illustrated

(33)
Symbols (c) Widgit Software 2010. These pages show some of the words that underpin talking about quantity, position, comparing, placing, arranging and so on. They all need to be practised with many different objects to ensure generalisation. Remember to stress first in a row is always on the left. This is critical to the understanding of instructions in maths and other areas. (First in the queue, however, depends on which way the queue is going. It's hard talking maths words!) Index in sheet order and alphabetical order.
Maths words with Cuisenaire rods
languageisheartosaylanguageisheartosay

Maths words with Cuisenaire rods

(4)
Symbols (c) Widgit Software 2010. Six pages of activities with the coloured rods using some of the vocabulary and concepts from Yrs 1 and 2 Primary Strategy Numeracy Objectives and other texts. Reasonable reading level required. An attempt to make visible situations where these maths words and phrases are required. Adults will also have an opportunity to note which terms are causing problems.
All-except - concept of exclusion worksheets
languageisheartosaylanguageisheartosay

All-except - concept of exclusion worksheets

(3)
Four sets of worksheets fully illustrated with PCS and Widgit symbols so no text reading required. Practise saying the sentences, choosing the exception and crossing it out. Sets 2-4 require a blank to be filled with a category word as the sentences are spoken. Lots of vocabulary. Suitable for SEN and EAL language work.
Connectives: because/although
languageisheartosaylanguageisheartosay

Connectives: because/although

(3)
Illustrated with Widgit and PCS symbols. Children need to associate pictures and explain why they go together. Also to read/guess what the book says from the pictures. All three items useful for discussion and could be used for EAL too.
Environments - Activity and vocabulary
languageisheartosaylanguageisheartosay

Environments - Activity and vocabulary

(4)
Activity to match animals to their environments, providing the opportunity to talk about why they live there, what the animals are called and so on. Extra vocabulary sheets provide illustrations with PCS or Widgit symbols of words that may be needed for the topic in general, and for visiting a local wood to see what people are using it for.
The Owl who was Afraid of the Dark - simplified
languageisheartosaylanguageisheartosay

The Owl who was Afraid of the Dark - simplified

(6)
Three resources to help children with impaired language skills understand and benefit from this lovely book used in so many schools. Illustrated with PCS or Widgit symbols. The pages could be presented with a simplified telling. If the CD is available, it is always useful to hear the story read exactly the same lots of times and the pages could accompany this. The song prompt cards for one of the CD songs lists the 'wow words' - listen and find the card, or use the card to sing the song with the instrumental version. The mind-map is a prompt for children to retell the story in their own way.
Phonic Spelling Sequences
languageisheartosaylanguageisheartosay

Phonic Spelling Sequences

(8)
Lists of regular phonic spellings in short sequences. For ear-training. What has changed? One phoneme changes for each new word. Use with a good set of plastic letters where digraph consonants and vowels are presented as single units.