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scoop of raisins
reach up high
bowl of rice
write it out
I see a rabbit in the grass.
The raccoon has a striped tail.
They all wanted to race together.
He hit the ball with the racquet.
I am listening to an old radio.
Use the rag to clean the floor.
The rain was pouring down.
I see more than one rainbow.
I want raisins in my cereal.
We rake leaves in the fall.
The rat was looking for some cheese.
She is trying to reach the rings.
It was fun to read about princesses.
She is showing people how to recycle.
Red is my favorite color.
The rhinoceros has big horns.
She is holding a ribbon.
We want rice for dinner.
He went on a motorcycle ride.
She had a beautiful diamond ring.
Don't rip the paper we need it.
The rock is heavy.
There is a big rug in my house.
He likes to run by himself.
He used the wrench to fix the leaky faucet.
He is holding his wrist.
She writes in her journal every week.
cherry on top
erase a mistake
small hearing aid
The police officer made an arrest.
She is holding an arrow.
He needed a battery for his game.
He ate blueberries for breakfast.
She has a digital camera.
We pick carrots from the garden.
I would like a milkshake with a cherry on top.
Dairy is always good for breakfast.
Her earring was too heavy.
If you make a mistake, erase it.
She dressed up as a fairy.
Many trees are in the forest.
Their house has two garage doors.
The giraffe has a long neck.
He puts the hearing aid in his ear.
He dressed up like a hero.
We want macaroni and cheese for dinner.
They are a married couple.
He is going to eat the orange.
How does a parrot talk?
The pirate is looking for treasure.
The squirrel was looking for nuts.
Mom read a story to her son.
I want syrup on my pancakes.
The walrus has huge tusks.
The doctor showed her the x-ray.
Our address has a zero in it.
near the hole
nice to share
The bear was hunting for food.
I put butter on my popcorn.
The car is fast.
Matthew sat down on the chair.
They did a cheer at the pep rally.
They sat down for a family dinner.
We knocked on the door three times.
She put the clothes into the dryer.
The fire kept them warm.
The wood floor made the room look great.
She will be four years old in October.
She has long, pretty hair.
Use the ladder to reach the fruit.
The ball is near the hole.
Please take out a sheet of paper.
Can I have a bite of your pear?
Can I pour you a glass of water?
She is nice to share her ice cream.
Let's go play by the sea shore.
The spider waited for flies in the web.
A square has four sides.
The star was hanging on the tree.
She is our 5th grade teacher.
Don't make me tear these papers.
She whispered into the girl's ear.
The fence had barb wire on it.
It is almost the end of the school year.
Whenever I have free time, I race to my garage. I have all kinds of crazy experiments going on in there. I don't mean testing rats or anything. I mean really cool experiments.
For example, right now I am experimenting to see if carrots can recharge batteries. I have had other experiments that have gone longer. My experiment to see if raisins will make the speakers in my radio louder has been going on for over a year now.
There are so many more ideas that I want to experiment with - making a fireproof door, testing to see what rainbows are made of, trying to see if I can teach rats to read.
If my brain was made of trees, it would be a forest of ideas. Science is radical!
My buddy Randy is my hero. He has won many awards, ribbons, and trophies. But he doesn't care about all of that. He does what he does to help others. Here are a few things he has done that make him such a great guy.
First of all, he is married and is an awesome dad. He has been a teacher for 15 years and has won teacher of the year three times! He volunteers to read to students at after school programs and pick up garbage on the side of the road on the weekends.
He recycles paper, plastic, and glass which is good for the environment. He helps people with hearing aids get them for less money. He once saved a baby giraffe from drowning at the zoo. He is writing two books. One about ways to improve classroom education and another with fun short stories for kids.
There are hundreds of other examples I could share with you. Randy puts his heart and strength into everything he does. He is a real role model and I try to follow the example he sets.
My sister has a friend who thinks he is a pirate. He wears a red bandana on his head, has a pet parrot that he keeps on his shoulder, and walks around saying, "Arrr matey."
As if this wasn't strange enough, he also has a really big collection of earrings. Not normal earrings either, weird ones.
He has earrings that look like rocks, wrenches, raccoons, cameras, walrus, and even a pair that look like rakes. I understand that some pirates wear earrings, but I thought they would be scarier like hooks, or circles, or daggers.
I feel like I should tell my sister's friend to research the type of earrings that pirate's wear. Without the right gear, a person who is trying to look like a pirate will just look strange. If he ever met a real pirate, the pirate would probably make fun of him for how he looked.
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whole wheat bread
Golden Gate Bridge
fresh baked brownie
Her grandmother gave her the bracelet.
Her friends say she is a brain.
The bread was cut in slices.
I love bacon, eggs, and orange juice for breakfast.
The bridge connects the two cities.
The plate was broken.
He swept the area with a broom.
He loves his brother.
She had a fresh baked brownie for her treat.
piece of white bread
The cobra wanted to strike.
She had a cornbread muffin for dinner.
He had a bushy eyebrow.
She got her fabric at the store.
She just bought the hairbrush.
Grab a paintbrush and get started.
The dentist gave her a new toothbrush.
I bought a loaf of white bread.
We saw a zebra in the jungle.
My brother is getting married on Friday. He wants the wedding day to be perfect for his bride. He is planning to visit her house early and make her breakfast in bed. Two of her favorite things to eat are brownies and cornbread, so he is actually going to make her brownie oatmeal and cornbread muffins.
She loves zebras and he bought her a picture of a baby zebra from a store, just east of the Brooklyn Bridge. He bought her a beautiful bracelet to wear at the wedding.
He has other gifts that he wants to bring her, but I told him to wait until after the wedding for some of them. She is really smart so he is getting her a squishy foam brain that she can put on her desk at work. He also wants to give her a new set of paintbrushes for her studio.
If he treats her this good all of the time, I'm sure she won't break his heart.
The Guinness Book of World Records is full of amazing facts that will raise your eyebrows. From broken bones to tiny brains, it covers the world's most interesting, fanatical, and dedicated people.
Some records have never been broken even though many people try. There are records for people who own entire houses full of brown fabric, barns full of toothbrushes, and cars full of moldy white bread. One person holds a record for riding a broom over a thousand miles.
Some records are held by more than one person. Like the four bread store owners who sold a bridge, or the three brothers who hold a record for having cobras on their head for the longest amount of time.
Why would anyone wear a cobra on their head? Some might think that is brave, but I would think something was wrong with their brain.
If you visit a city with a Guinness Book of World Records museum, I recommend getting up early, eating a big breakfast and spending all day in one. You will have fun and wild stories to bring home to your friends and family.
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draw a picture
The statue was of a dragon.
The drain was not clogged.
He started to draw a picture.
She had a happy dream.
The dresser is made of wood.
She wanted to drink water.
The faucet started to drip.
They went for a drive on a dusty road.
The snare drum is played in a marching band.
cherry cough drop
Every home has a unique address.
I always keep my bedroom tidy.
The children are best friends.
The cough drop made him feel better.
He is one hundred years old today.
The laundry basket is full.
Raindrops are falling on her.
The car was covered by a snowdrift.
She wore her sundress to the beach.
In the winter, wind blows the snow to create snowdrifts. Some storms are so drastic that snowdrifts bury cars on our street in snow.
Snowdrifts can be anything you can dream up. The neighborhood children and I always played in snowdrifts around our houses. We would dig the snow out and pretend to drive the drifts like cars.
I would sit in the driver's seat and my friend Drew would be co-pilot. One time we shaped the snowdrift into the shape of a dragon. Another time, we shaped the snow into a bunch of little drums.
We would also make snowmen. We took dirty laundry and clothes we found in our dresser drawers, and dressed our snowmen head to toe.
Once we accidentally used my sister Drea's dress. Drea got pretty mad at us and took her dress to the dry cleaners right away. If you ask me she was a little too dramatic about the whole thing.
I dreaded that she would tell my mom and I would get in a lot of trouble. I pictured my mom dragging me all over the store to help buy Drea a new dress. Luckily, Drea and I made a deal. I promised to bring her favorite drink to her anytime of the day for one month.
Now I'm worried I will drop the drinks I take to her.
My cousin Drake is a professional drummer. He's not the typical kind of drummer though. At his shows, he and the other drummers will drum on almost anything.
I have seen them drum on people's drink cups, drill bits, drain pipes, a washer and dryer, and a hundred other things. His drumming group is very entertaining to watch.
They mostly perform on stage in concert halls. They perform outside concert halls too though. They have performed at a driving range, in someone's bedroom, at a drag race, and at a drugstore.
The drummers usually don't ask questions about where they play, as long as they get paid for their time. They have dreams to play in New York City some day. The band is saving their money to drive there, but don't have enough yet.
Next month they are holding a special performance at the drive-in theater. It is a Halloween based concert so one of the band members is going to dress up as Dracula and drum on a mummy. The drummers hope this concert will raise the extra money they need to drive to New York.
As a band of drummers, they are very driven to meet their goals and dreams.
That's what it takes to be a performer.
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French fries and Ketchup
delicious french toast
Her picture was in the frame.
Her freckle face is gorgeous.
Give me a lot of Ketchup for my French fries.
She had French toast for breakfast.
Our date is on Friday night.
He is my best friend.
The frog caught the fly with its tongue.
She wanted pink frosting on her cupcake.
They had their choice of fruit.
beautiful sea front
The thunder scared me and I was afraid.
Her boyfriend is very kind and respectful.
A bullfrog is gross.
Deep-fry foods for a better taste.
I like being with my girlfriend.
I eat grapefruit in the morning.
They are playing leapfrog.
She used the water to refresh herself.
Their house was right on the sea front.
Fran's boyfriend, Fred, enjoyed making her breakfast on Friday.
This Friday he said he would make her French toast with frosting, fruit, and whip cream. Fred's French toast recipe was amazing. It had been passed down from his great grandmother who made French toast in France.
Fred never told anyone the recipe.
All Fran knew was that he deep-fried the bread in a special mixture that had frozen grape juice, cinnamon, and nutmeg in it. The French toast was so good it was freaky.
Being Fred's girlfriend was great and getting French toast every Friday was a huge perk. Fran hoped that Fred would tell her the secret French toast recipe one day.
Until then, she would just enjoy how frequently she could eat them.
In my free time I like to freckle watch. Freckle what? I know, it sounds like a weird hobby. I tried to refrain from it, but the truth is, I can't. I think freckles are so cool.
I have seen freckles that look like frogs, French fries, and even Africa. I get different responses when I ask to see people's freckles. Unfortunately, people aren't always the most friendly when you ask if you can look at their freckles.
Sometimes I go days without looking at any. It can be frustrating. Most people are friendly and unafraid and will show theirs to me. I have made good friends with complete strangers because I asked to see their freckles.
I was introduced to my girlfriend, Francesca, by one stranger. He said Francesca was interested in art and thought freckle shapes would be a fresh idea for one of her projects.
I wouldn't give up my hobby of freckle watching for anything.
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Ground Hog Day
brown grizzly bear
She loves her grandpa.
I eat grapefruit in the morning.
Grapes come in many colors.
I need to cut the grass.
The grasshopper has big legs.
I always color the grass green.
It is fun to grill in the summer.
The grizzly bear is hungry for fish.
The groundhog came out of its hole.
one hundred degrees
You shake hands when you agree.
You can see when she is angry.
The bird has blue-green feathers.
One hundred and six degrees is hot.
The egret was walking in the water.
He learned how to engrave from his father.
The perfume had a flowery fragrance.
The baby birds are hungry.
Every year they migrate north.
My grandpa and I ran away from a grizzly bear in the woods. We were camping near a stream. We had caught some fish and put it on the grill for dinner. When the grizzly ran toward us, grandpa said he could tell it wasn't angry. It was just hungry.
We both agree that the fragrance of the fish was strong and was all the grizzly wanted. We are grateful he wasn't hungry for us and that the fish and our other groceries were enough to gratify his hunger. We are also grateful that we parked our truck close to camp so we could get in it for protection.
It is the best camping story my grandpa and I have together and, even though it was scary, I don't regret going.
I grew up in a town that has a large group of people who are passionate about our town groundhog Phil.
During the year, Phil meets and greets people at our local library. He lives there in his groundhog habitat. Our town has Groundhog Phil statues all over it to show our pride for Groundhog Day - a bagpipe playing groundhog, statue of liberty groundhog, a mayor groundhog, and a firefighter groundhog to name a few. Phil even has his own official souvenir shop.
Every year on Groundhog Day, we all meet at Gobbler's Knob to see Phil predict the weather. The town officials go on the grandstand and have a ceremony where they talk to Phil and see if we will have a long or short winter.
We have a great time and look forward to it every year.
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hard shell crab
start to crawl
box of crayons
start to cry
I think a crab just pinched me.
The wall had a big crack.
The baby just started to crawl.
He shares his box of crayons.
They were acting crazy in the kitchen.
Our crib was hard to put together.
I crave a big chocolate bar.
Cross the street at the crosswalk.
The baby started to cry.
broke and bankrupt
cold ice cream
soft pie crust
tell the secret
fluffy whip cream
The company went bankrupt last month.
Do you see that cockroach?
Sidewalks are made out of concrete.
Here is your bowl of ice cream.
He is a packrat, he keeps everything.
Wrap the pie crust around the dish.
The scarecrow keeps birds away from the garden.
She is telling her a secret.
May I have some whip cream on my pie?
The ice cream cake was melted all over the floor. Kristina's party had gone perfectly until her friend, Crystal, had forgot to put the ice cream cake in the freezer. Kristina wanted to cry! She had been craving ice cream cake for days. It was her favorite ice cream cake - mint with cookie crust, topped with whip cream and cherries.
She wanted to try and save the cake, but a cockroach had crawled into it and then hid in a crack in the wall. Cockroaches drove her crazy and it made her feel worse about losing the ice cream cake.
"I'll go buy another one," said Crystal. She ran outside, crossed the street, and went to the cake shop. She was back in minutes with a new ice cream cake - mint with cookie crust, topped with whip cream and cherries. It was exactly like the one that melted.
"How did you get another one so fast?" Kristina asked.
"I have a secret to tell you," Crystal responded, "I had two cakes made just in case something like this happened. I forget to do stuff like this all the time. I would probably go bankrupt if I bought ice cream cakes all the time. Thank goodness I don't!"
Crystal, Kristina, and their friends laughed and all enjoyed a slice of ice cream cake.
People I know say my Uncle Creed is crazy. He lives across from the beach. Every day he goes to the beach and finds crabs. Then he takes them home and puts them in a crib.
Not a box, not a cage, a crib.
Then he takes crayons and colors the tops of their shells.
"When the crabs move around they create what I call 'moving art'," he says. Some call it crazy, I call it creative.
He also collects scarecrows, broken pieces of concrete, crumbs, and fake crystals. He keeps them all in crates in his front yard, but I don't know where he gets them all from. People call him a packrat, but they shouldn't criticize. We all collect "stuff."
He has done some pretty incredible things. He has given a crow a bath in a creek, fed a cricket cream cheese, and crawled on cranberries to make his own cranberry sauce.
He is amazing at crossword puzzle. It has never taken him more than two minutes to finish any crossword.
He is building his own spacecraft too - not to go to space, just to learn how to build one.
People call me crazy, but I want to be like my Uncle Creed some day.
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April Fools Day
win the prize
She kneeled by her bed to pray.
Predators are animals that hunt for their food.
He has a small present.
We bought a pretzel at the store.
This coat has a high price.
She is wearing a princess crown.
Will you please fix our printer?
He won the prize.
He is proud of his paper.
month of April
making a footprint
The business request was approved.
An apricot is delicious.
My birthday is in April.
The cook had an apron on to keep clean.
The architect created the blueprint.
Security clearance requires a fingerprint card.
She left a footprint in the sand.
He was surprised when he opened the gift.
His yellow boots are waterproof.
You have heard the story of the princess who pricked her finger. This is the story of the prince who ate a pretzel.
Everyone in the kingdom loved the prince. He was proud of his kingdom. He protected the people and ruled with humility. The people gave him presents. The people in the kingdom rarely had any problems with one another.
Once when the prince was in the marketplace, he bought and ate a pretzel from one of the shops. While eating the pretzel, there was a puff of smoke, and then the people saw a prune on the ground. The people gasped and didn't know what to do. They asked the man who sold the prunes what they could do, but he didn't know.
Finally, someone stepped out of the crowd revealed the prince high up on the castle wall. "It was just a prank," he said, "The prince is not a prune. We played a magic trick on you."
The people all breathed a sigh of relief and were happy to have their prince back.
Predators are animals that hunt for their food. Prey are the animals that predators try to eat.
Typically, predators will prowl around and watch their prey to see what kind of movements they make. Even though prey are the animals being hunted, they are not dumb. Many types of prey are pretty smart.
For example, prairie dogs use a variety of pitched, warning barks to warn each other of different predators. Some birds will protect their eggs by pretending to be hurt. This lure predators away from their eggs.
Both predators and prey have their own problems. Predators don't always know if they will eat and prey don't always know if they will live. Personally, I'm glad I can go to the store to get my food.
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St. Patrick's Day
The tractor helps plant the crops.
They pulled the trailer into the yard.
The train was moving fast.
Take the trash out today.
The pirates found the hidden treasure.
The tree was 50 feet tall.
He rode his trike in the driveway.
A silver truck drives by.
He practiced the trumpet in the living room.
red fire truck
horse race track
down the railroad track
old remote control
The actress rehearsed for her performance.
The fire truck was standing by in case of a fire.
The orchestra will perform tonight.
The snow had fallen on the tree.
The horses ran fast down the race track.
The railroad track turns at the mountain.
I use the remote control to fly the plane.
You need to subtract for these problems.
The waitress took her order.
Tracy was an actress and she was going to be in a movie about farms. To play her role, she had to learn to drive a tractor, clean a pig trough, take out trash, and hike on trails during short camping trips. But that was just the beginning of the things she needed to learn.
She put a lot of trust in Troy, the farmer who taught her how to do these things. She grew up in a big city and never had the type of training that Troy gave her.
In the beginning, Tracy thought living on a farm in the country, driving a truck, and living in a trailer would be a tough transition. It didn't take her long to realize how much hard work living on a farm was.
She learned how to trust others, work hard, and even jump on a trampoline. After she finished filming the movie, she had a lot of great memories and thought to herself, "I wouldn't have traded anything for this experience."
Tre rode his trike all over the neighborhood. He did just what his mom asked. "Stay in control, don't do tricks, and never go near the train tracks," she said.
One day when Tre was out riding, he heard the siren on a fire truck. Tre rode his trike as fast as he could toward the sound. Just before he got to the train tracks, he saw the fire truck. Then he saw another thing that looked like a truck. It was smashed everywhere.
Tre saw someone close by and asked what had happened.
"The truck got stuck on the train tracks," the man said. "Luckily he got out before the train hit the car," he continued, "That would have been tragic."
Tre realized right then why his mom had warned him to stay away from the train tracks.
He had wanted to try and ride over the tracks just to see if he could, without getting into trouble. He was glad he had listened and not tried.
"Train tracks are dangerous," Tre said. From then on Tre watched the train go by from the tree house in his yard. That was close enough for him.
This list of functional words was professionally selected to be the most useful for a child or adult who has difficulty with producing the "R" sound.
We encourage you to use this list when practicing at home.
Home practice will make progress toward meeting individual language goals much faster.
Speech-Language Pathologists (SLPs) are only able to see students/clients 30-60 mins (or less) per week.
This is not enough time for your child to overcome an articulation disorder with the "R" sound. But with high caseloads...
...it's all SLPs can do.
There's only so much time in the day.
Every day that your child goes without practice it becomes more and more difficult to correct an "R" error because he/she continues to say it incorrectly.
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