I don't know if this is country-wide, but Massachusetts just passed a new Educator Evaluation System. As a result, we all (teachers, SLPs, OTs, PTs, etc.) have to write up smart goals for student improvement and professional practice.
For my plan, I noticed that many of my just-turned-three preschool students had significantly reduced MLU (< 2.0). Because of this, I wrote a goal to increase MLU in a cohort of these students (I know that probably sounds weird since increasing MLU is a goal for most of our students) and to research EBP methods for increasing MLU. What better way to increase MLU than to increase use of morphological markers?
Here's an activity I plan to use...The penguin graphic is from Scrappin' Doodles. All other graphics are from Graphics Factory.
It's actually a modified version of an activity I created a few years ago. There are 24 cards with penguins holding a piece of paper containing objects (regular plurals only). There are 8 plural nouns with each type of plural ending (/s/, /z/ and/ez/). You can ask students to simply name the plural noun or use a carrier phrase (e.g., “The penguin wants/has two dogs” ).
You can download a copy here. If you do, let me know what you think! (For some reason, when I converted to a PDF, one of the pages turned upside down, but the content is unchanged. Not sure how to fix it right now. Sorry for any inconvenience this may cause!)