I recently wrote about my love for the language processing hierarchy and let you know that I had gone all the way back to the beginning of the hierarchy to create my Noun Labeling Activities for Older Students. I’ve moved on to the next rung on the ladder to create Object Function Activities for Older Students!

I’m also working to expand my vocabulary activities, adding some new activity types which I plan to eventually add to each of my vocabulary units. This unit is the most complete to-date, incorporating all of the activity types that I currently have planned for my vocabulary activities!

As you can see, I’ve upgraded in this unit to including 10 different types of activities! Like all of my units, each one is black and white ink only and text-based, without photos or pictures. This saves on ink and makes using the activities more time efficient! For sorting and task card activities, laminating or using card stock can be you friend, so that you can print and cut once, then go! 

The first activity is a simple sorting one. Several functions are presented on large cards, accompanied by smaller cards presenting common objects. The object cards are sorted by function. 

The next activity focuses on differentiating function labels from category labels. A variety of cards display either a function or a category. These are accompanied by object cards. Using the anchor page, students place an object card, then choose both its category label and function label. 

The first set of worksheets provided involves having students use context and the desired function to choose the correct noun from a word bank in order to complete a sentence. There are 5 worksheets targeting 20 functions. 

The next set of worksheets provides true/false statements of an object and its function. Again, there are 5 worksheets targeting 20 functions. 

Next, a truly open ended set of 5 worksheets asks students to write in the function of a common noun. Again, there are 5 worksheets and 20 functions are targeted.

The story-based activity targets 2 skills. First, students read the story, circling the wrong words throughout. Then, students turn to the worksheet, where they will read the sentences containing the wrong words from the story. From the answer bank, they will choose the intended function of the word from the story. 

More open-ended work is provided in 5 comparing and contrasting worksheets. Students are given 2 nouns, each with the same function, and asked to write their similarities and differences. 

Then, students get to have a little fun by writing a story about someone who doesn’t know how to use objects! Remember the Little Mermaid and her fork turned hairbrush?

For group work, students will write statements for the functions of common objects and/or draw the function of common objects, then discuss them as a class.

Lastly, students can review what they learned by answering the questions on a set of 30 task cards. Students will be required to either name objects within a given function, state the function of an object, or determine if an object’s function is true or false.

Does this sound like something that would be helpful for your students? If so, check it out in my TpT store for only $3.00! Already own my vocabulary bundle or middle/high school language activities bundle? Then, don’t worry – it just got updated! If you don’t own one of those bundles, what are you waiting for? Get what you need for quick, efficient language therapy for older students!