Today I am doing a product swap and giveaway with Whitney Smith, the author of the Let’s Talk blog, who’s created a book companion packet to the popular children’s book: Bear Wants More by Karma Wilson. Those of you who are familiar with my prior posts know that I am a big fan of Karma Wilson’s Bear Books, which is why I was so excited to review Whitney’s comprehensive product, which in addition t0 having story related concepts and vocabulary also contains information on the different food groups, types of food, healthy eating, as well as seasons.
This huge 53 page packet includes the following
• Story based vocabulary flashcards with synonym pairs for matching
•Story based picture supported sequencing cards for story retell
•Comprehension questions cards with and without visual support
•Food category mats to sort vegetables, fruits, meats, and desserts with accompanying food cards
•Tips for eating healthy handout
•’My Plate’ chart for teaching about different food groups
•Healthy Meal plate template (great for homework) with several food sorting/coloring pages
•Bear’s cave and characters to target linguistic concepts (prepositions, following directions, etc)
•Key picture supported story related vocabulary cards
•Grammar: Past Tense Verb Worksheet
•Story Map to identify story elements
•Color coordinated charts for learning new vocabulary words
•Several writing prompt pages
•Speech homework sheets
•An open-ended game board
This packet is filled with many useful activities which are great for students of varying ages from preschool through early elementary ages. Several extension activities can also be targeted with these materials (with and without picture support) including but unlimited to:
- Critical Thinking Skills: Why was the bear so hungry? Why it’s important to eat healthy? Why did the animals go outside to find food?
- Social Skills: How did the bear’s friend help him out finding food?
- Friendship Recognition: How were the animals good to the bear? What qualities make up a true friend
The versatility of these materials as well as the adorable and engaging illustrations will make sure that your students stay engaged with the materials for many sessions.
You can find this packet in Whitney’s TPT store Here for $5.00 or you can enter my Rafflecopter giveaway for a chance of winning your own copy. But wait there’s more!!! Whitney is doing a review of one of my products: Social Pragmatic Deficits Checklist for Preschool Children 3:00-5:11 years of age so if you head on over to her PAGE and read her review you’ll be able to enter both giveaways!