Disclaimer. These kids were and are totally capable of this, but Ms K is really easily distractible and the kids are very good at distracting. For a long time, I was glad to get 50 target words out of each kid during each 20 minute session (which I realize can be regarded as puny, I suppose), but that was before I discovered the magic beans.
I marched to my local grocery store's bulk foods aisle and scooped up a hearty serving of magic beans (or pinto beans ... or whatever! Beans!) and borrowed/stole six plastic cups from our lovely RSP teacher. I only do this with three kids max because they get a little wild if I have more kids, but... wowza!
Now, the kids didn't see it as awesome as I did at first, so we have started a Speech Room Top 5 (in words and in sentences) on the white board. Yesterday, I had two kids get 200+ words in during their twenty minute group sessions! If they make it into the top 5, they get an extra reward coin. It probably doesn't hurt that I do a little friendly Kelly Kapoor style smack talk to get the kids going, (i.e., "You first graders aren't going to let the smelly third graders get more beans than you, right?" - wow I am so professional... hah. I am sure I will have to do some social stories later for this... :]).
This kind of drill is good for kids who are still in that phase where they benefit from imitating, of course... but I also have kids who read the word lists on their own. In sentences, we are usually doing carrier phrases, and that works well, as well! The Wall of Fame is constantly evolving and I've been majorly excited to see the numbers grow (and as a result, I am already seeing some growth speech-wise!). And... I think it's funny to call them my little bean counters (as they help me group beans by 10s at the end!).