I’ve created some more articulation folders for /k/ and /g/.  You can see how to assemble the folders at my post here: https://expresslyspeaking.wordpress.com/2013/05/27/articulation-folders/

/k/ is called the “tongue-back coughing quiet sound.” The pictures can be used to stimulate conversation about how it looks, feels, and sounds to produce /k/ correctly. Folders for 2 different sounds can be used together or in a group of children with different target sounds to compare and contrast the features of each.

The 3 features for /k/ are the following:

Tongue-Back– the picture shows the tongue pushed back as it is when producing /k/.  Kids can compare the picture on the folder to their own tongue in a mirror.

Coughing– A picture of coughing was chosen to help represent /k/ because coughing is a short sound produced in the back of your throat. Many kids are able to imitate coughing before they are able to imitate /k/ correctly, so you can talk about how a cough comes from the back of your throat. You can also have kids look in a mirror as they make a coughing sound to see that the tip of their tongue is down.

Quiet– a picture of a child making the gesture for “shhhh” is used to represent the unvoiced quality of /k/. This picture can also encourage discussion about non-verbal communication if children are unfamiliar with this gesture.

k_artic_folder

 

/g/ is called the “tongue-back coughing noisy sound.” The pictures can be used to stimulate conversation about how it looks, feels, and sounds to produce /g/ correctly. Folders for 2 different sounds can be used together or in a group of children with different target sounds to compare and contrast the features of each.

The 3 features for /g/ are the following:

Tongue-Back– the picture shows the tongue pushed back as it is when producing /g/.  Kids can compare the picture on the folder to their own tongue in a mirror.

Coughing– A picture of coughing was chosen to help represent /g/ because coughing is a short sound produced in the back of your throat. Many kids are able to imitate coughing before they are able to imitate /g/ correctly, so you can talk about how a cough comes from the back of your throat. You can also have kids look in a mirror as they make a coughing sound to see that the tip of their tongue is down.

Noisy– a picture of a drum is used to represent the voicing aspect of /g/. A drum was used because children will easily associate it with noise and because the tops of drums vibrate as the vocal folds do. Kids can feel a drum vibrate and feel their own larynx to help them understand this.

g_artic_folder

 

The clipart is from http://www.mycutegraphics.com and http://www.scrappindoodles.com

You can download the /k/ folder at my TPT store here: http://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/k-Articulation-Folder-749158

Or the /g/ artic folder here: http://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/g-Articulation-Folder-749161

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