SPARC® for Grammar

SPARC® for Grammar

Ages 4-10 years

Busy clinicians rely on the SPARC series for:

  • convenience and portability
  • loads of pictures and practice opportunities
  • systematic progression of activities
  • no student reading requirement 

SPARC for Grammar includes 20 units, each targeting a specific language structure including:    

  • pronouns (I, he, she, they)
  • auxiliary verb (is)
  • third person regular (e.g., rakes, walks)
  • regular past tense (e.g., tripped, laughed)
  • irregular past tense (e.g., sat, bought)
  • possessive marker's (e.g., girl's, cat's)
  • possessive pronouns (his, hers, its)
  • copula verb (is)
  • regular plurals (e.g., bowls, bananas)
  • irregular plurals (e.g., men, feet)
  • interrogative reversals (is, are)
  • wh- questions
  • interrogative reversals (do, does, did)

Each 8-page unit has four pages of picture stimuli and four pages of written prompts for the instructor.  Six types of activities progress in difficulty and provide a wealth of opportunities for students to hear and use the targeted language structure.  The activities are:

  • identifying/repeating
  • identify targeted structures by pointing to pictures and/or repeating sentences
  • auditory bombardment
  • listen to and repeat sentences in response to questions, using a picture scene stimulus
  • following directions/answering questions
  • follow oral directions containing the targeted structure using a picture scene
  • what's wrong
  • practice new structures by identifying what's wrong in a picture scene in a different context than the previous scene
  • thinking skills
  • practice the targeted structure while responding to questions that require reasoning
  • storytelling/retelling
  • listen to, sequence, and retell a short story using the targeted structure.

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