In my previous posts, I’ve shared my thoughts about picture books being an excellent source of materials for assessment and treatment purposes. They can serve as narrative elicitation aids for children of various ages and intellectual abilities, ranging from pre-K through fourth grade. They are also incredibly effective treatment aids for addressing a variety of speech, language, and literacy goals that extend far beyond narrative production. Continue reading Speech, Language, and Literacy Fun with Karma Wilson’s “Bear” Books
This delightful 49 page packet is based on the book Corduroy by Don Freeman and designed to accompany it by targeting receptive and expressive language skills based on the content of the book.
- Vocabulary cards
- Definition cards
- Story Sequencing cards
- Sequencing words cards (first, next, then, etc.)
- Comprehension Question cards
- Social Skill/Pragmatic Questions & Scenarios
- Story Props for retelling
- Game board
- Yes/no questions with icons designed to enable a point-to response
- Story maps for different levels of function
- Grammar activities targeting pronouns: has/have
On DAY 9 of my Birthday Month Giveaways I am raffling off a giveaway by The Speech Bucket, which is a “If you take a mouse to school” book companion AND an Add-on Activity. That’s right not one but two great activity packet’s with everyone’s favorite mischievous mouse.
If you take a mouse to school 17 page packet includes activities that target sequencing, story retell and comprehension (with and without picture support), basic language concepts, following directions, and much more (e.g., board game, bingo, writing, etc.)
Add-on Activity has adorable pictures that go with what the mouse sees when you take him to school, beach, and farm. In short these 2 activity packets have lots of nice materials to last you at least several sessions.
In case you haven’t read my previous post on this topic, my birthday is in October so I decided that it will be fun to give away one product every day of the month (well almost). My SLP colleague bloggers and TPT sellers thought the same, so they donated many exciting materials and products for me to give away all throughout the month of October.
Every 7 days I will be posting a schedule of giveaway products as a jpeg with embedded pdf file containing links to the donor’s blog and product being given away so you’ll know in advance which giveaway you’d like to enter.
Below is a WEEK TWO lineup. Take a look at the posted schedule and decide whether you want to enter a few giveaways or all of them, it’s really up to you! Each giveaway will last only one day so you better keep up because if you blink you’ll miss it!
This enormous 60 page companion pack contains activities for speech, language, and literacy. Materials include: sequencing cards, comparing and contrasting activities, question formulation, character vocabulary cards, comprehension questions, true/false cards, articulation cards, and much much more. Its perfect for working on some many different speech, language, and literacy goals and the materials will easily last you for 3-5 sessions!!
Included in this pack are various craftivities (tree, apples, leaves, turkey) and materials to target categories, multiple meaning words, articulation and synonyms/antonyms for older elementary children. A vocabulary sheet with the definitions of the multiple meaning words is also provided for the SLP.
Included articulation targets:
- /f/ in initial medial and final position (written support without picture cards)
- /s/ in initial medial and final position (written support without picture cards)
- /k/ in initial medial and final position (written support without picture cards)
- /l/ in initial medial and final position (written support without picture cards)
- /sp/, /st/ and /sw/ blends (written support without picture cards)
Included semantic flexibility targets:
- Categories (written support without picture cards)
- Multiple meaning words (written support without picture cards)
- Synonyms (written support without picture cards)
- Category cards and mats (with written support and picture cards)
Today I am bringing you DAY 2 of my Birthday Month Giveaways by raffling off a book companion to Zoe Hall’s “Fall Leaves Fall” created by Kathy Grover of Speech All the Time blog.
I absolutely love Kathy’s products for a number of reasons: they are TRULY thematic, engaging, and comprehensive. She also just happens to create book companions to some of my favorite children’s books of all time, and this product is no different.
This 35 page packet contains detailed lesson plans, materials and activities for a number of sessions (at least 3+) and is perfect for the preschool-early elementary age population.
She includes picture cards for some commonly associated fall words (e.g, football, apple cider, etc.), seasonal signs cards to identify the seasons by activities and items, a variety of games, mats, and color cards, two different levels of comprehension questions of reduced (with visual support) and increased complexity (without visual support), story based vocabulary words with antonyms (e.g, throw, pointy, etc) as well as some grammar (irregular past tense verb cards) and articulation (/k/ words and sentences) card activities.
You can find this product in her TPT store by clicking HERE or you can enter my one day giveaway for a chance to win.
Today I am very exited to start DAY 1 of my Birthday Month Giveaways by raffling off a giveaway by Figuratively Speeching SLP, which is a book companion to Lucille Colandro’s “There was an old lady who swallowed some leaves”.
This is a lovely 33 page supplemental packet to the book which includes a variety of activities aimed at improving the student’s auditory processing (following one, two-step directions,and conditional directions), listening comprehension (story questions), vocabulary knowledge and use, sequencing ability, story retelling ability, phonological awareness skills (identifying the first sound in vocabulary words), articulation abilities (word lists and homework pages) and much much more. You can find this product in her TPT store by clicking HERE or you can enter my one day giveaway for a chance to win.
I love book companion packs! Honestly I can’t get enough of them!
One of the reasons I particularly enjoy using them is because they nicely supplement thematic language therapy activities (see Twin Sister’s Post HERE on thematic therapy). This is why I jumped at the opportunity to review Speech Universe’s If You Give A Mouse A Cooke Phonemic Awareness Packet.
Phonemic Awareness activities are incredibly important for young (Pre-K-1st grade) language impaired learners. They are especially important for children from low SES households as well as young limited English proficiency learners.
Jen’s packet is terrific at addressing a number of phonemic awareness skills including:
- Syllable Counting
- Rhyme Recognition
- Rhyme Generation
- Syllable Blending and
- Initial Sound Isolation Continue reading If you give a mouse a cookie, it will want some phonemic awareness to go with it
Is there anything more fun then literature based speech language intervention?
Rhetorical question of course, but seriously how much fun is it? Even the simplest books are jam-packed with a variety of language concepts, “wh” questions, target vocabulary, prepositions of location, and much, much more.
Of course, it’s always a bonus when I manage to create or obtain a book companion as a complement to the story, so the clients benefit the most from the activity. I also find book companions particularly useful when it comes to passing out the homework activities to the parents, many of whom require a little guidance regarding how to work at home with their children in order to increase carryover and ultimately reduce the child’s overall time in therapy. This is why I jumped at the opportunity to review one of Denise’s (Speech Language Pirates Blog) several book companions: “If you give a Pig a Pancake.” Continue reading Hurray for Book Companions: What will the pig want next?