Thursday, July 26, 2012

Mixed /k/ Homework Booklet: Free Speech Therapy Articulation Picture Book

When I introduce a booklet for the first time I just read the story to the kids. Then I have the children practice the words on the back of the booklet to familiarize them with the pictures. Finally, we read the book together. I read the printed text and prompt them to "read" the pictures by pausing and pointing at the right moments. After the children have read the books several times, they are easily remembering all of the words and "reading" large chunks of the sentences as well. It's a great exercise in using speech target words in a more natural setting and in transitioning to using proper articulation in phrases and sentences. Once the children are pretty good at the stories you can have them read the stories to each other, to a pet, to a friend, or to a grandparent as well.

Mixed /k/ Homework Booklet

To download click on the image to open it full size. Then right click on the image, choose "save as" and save the page to your computer. I recommend you print on cardstock for durability.


This articulation homework booklet is designed to be an extension of my single-syllable card sets. The target words are a mix of one-syllable initial and final words and two-syllable medial words that include no blends and no vocalic /r/ sounds. This booklet is designed to be read by a parent (or therapist, older sibling, classmate, teacher...) and child together. The helper reads the typewritten words pausing for the child to "read" the picture words. Each time the book is read, the helper can put a sticker/stamp/checkmark in one of the boxes on the front of the book. This will encourage multiple practice readings. The child's fluency should increase with each repeated reading. The words on the back page can be used for either auditory bombardment before reading the book together or for drill after finishing reading the book (or both). The target audience for these cards are children with speech delays who are ready to practice /k/ sounds in a more natural context. Move to these exercises to add complexity and increase generalization after the child has achieved good accuracy with single words, single word repetitions, and simple alternating single words with the initial /k/, medial /k/, and final /k/ target words.

Key Features

  • This booklet features 15 initial, medial, and final /k/ words incorporated into a simple story to be read by a helper and child together.
  • The target words are one or two syllable words that do not contain vocalic /r/ sounds or blends.
  • The words are easily understood by or easily taught to young children.


I give permission to copy, print, or distribute this booklet provided that:
  1. Each copy makes clear that I am the document's author.
  2. No copies are altered without my express consent.
  3. No one makes a profit from these copies.
  4. Electronic copies contain a live link back to my original and print copies not for merely personal use contain the URL of my original.

Looking for Feedback

I would love to hear back from anyone who uses this booklet. Let me know if you find errors or there is anything you would change. Comment on this page, or send me an email at testyyettrying(at)gmail(dot)com.

Where can I find more?

More card sets and related printables are on my Free Speech Therapy Articulation Cards page.

Here is a picture of a homework booklet (the /l/ booklet) printed on cardstock and folded into the booklet. It slides nicely in between board books to be pulled out and read during bedtime story time.

Other Speech Practice Booklets Available:

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