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Labeling Actions – Identifying actions and verbs flashcards – ABLLS assessment


Build expressive vocabulary with this Labeling Actions activity. Ideal for IEP goals and objectives tracking, this identifying actions and verbs flashcards activity supports speech therapy, ABA, early literacy, and language development. Includes engaging activities and data sheets for easy progress tracking – a must-have addition to your IEP data binder! Aligns with the ABLLS assessment, ABLLS-R©️ G7 and G8

What's included:
✔️ Activities to learn to label (name) action words (broken into sets of 5) to differentiate for your students
✔️ Digital and print activities, so use what works best for YOU
✔️ Printable data sheets for easy IEP progress monitoring. Track as they name each action or verb using their preferred mode of communication.
✔️ A silly song to support the goals!

Why this?
    — Builds vocabulary with the early skills of learning action words
    — Support your informal speech/language assessments
    — Supports gestalt learners and early communicators
    — Streamlines progress monitoring with included data sheet
    — Customizable to focus on YOUR student's progress and learning style

Perfect for:
    — Special educators & ABA therapists
    — Speech-language pathologists
    — Parents supporting language development 


  • Digital links to Boom, Slides activities that assesses 30 action words. Use the printable data collection sheet to monitor progress.
    Boom playable preview CLICK HERE
  • Extra verses (lyrics) for If You’re Happy and You Know it and a silly song about actions (link to download the .mp3 and written lyrics). Use as you dance around. Lyrics included.
  • Adaptive books: Two interactive books to learn the first 10 target words (cartoon and real images!); Complete the simple sentence using the core words “He/she is…” with the Boardmaker™ symbols; great for language learners! Comes in color to laminate, hook-n-loop, bind, and mini-books to send home. (47 pages)
  • Flashcards: 30 target words; multiple examples of each (real images and cartoon, plus one with the word on the card); print 4-to-a-page. Includes mini token boards and data collection sheets. (45 pages)
  • Communication symbols: Boardmaker symbols plus words for readers (10 pages)
  • Bingo!: 10 unique cards for the first 10 words; great for a matching game or show a picture and have the student call out the name when they mark it on their card (10 pages)
  • Full-size version of the adaptive books that do not have the cut out pieces (just a replica of the small send-home books, but I include this in case you want a big size; I'm finding I like this big size! Maybe you'll want it, too!) (23 pages)
  • Data collection sheets: data sheets plus graph to progress monitor PLUS ideas for an Action game and extension activities plus those lyrics and link for the song. (10 pages)

Vocabulary targeted:
Set 1: drinking, eating, reading, sleeping, waving
Set 2: brushing, coloring, crying, playing, running
Set 3: hugging, jumping, kicking, laughing, pointing
Set 4: blowing, climbing, dancing, sitting, walking
Set 5: biking, cutting, painting, swimming, writing
Set 6: bathing, building, drawing, swinging, throwing

Aligns with ABLLS G7 and G8. Use in conjunction with your ABLLS-R® assessment available at

Don’t miss these resources for for data collection ideas
✔️ Preschool IEP Goal Bank (bestselling item!)
✔️ Behavior Goals bundle
✔️ Visual Skills bundle
✔️ Group Instruction goals
✔️ FBA template bundle


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Or use this silly song with your littles to learn some action words vocabulary!