Materials Swap and Giveaway: Bear Says Thanks Book Companion

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Those of you who are familiar with my posts know that I am a huge fan of Karma Wilson’s Bear Books This is why I am very excited to review a comprehensive book companion created by Mindy Stenger, M.A., CCC-SLP of the The Speech Bucket blog, entitled Bear Says Thanks.

Packet Activities:

Part I: Story sequencing, retell, and elements identification (with picture support). Mindy recommends using the larger pictures for a classroom story board/individual students. She recommends that smaller pictures be cut out to use with story sequencing, retelling, or for taking home for at home retell for parents. Mindy created this activity to correspond to the following common core language arts standards: RL.K.2, RL.K.3, RL.1.2, RL.1.3, RL.2.2, RL.2.3, RL.3.2, and RL.3.3.

Part II: Story Comprehension (with and without picture support) targeting what, where, who,  and how questions. Mindy created this activity to correspond to the following common core language arts standards: RL.K.1, RI.K.1, SL.K.3, RL.1.1, RI.1.1, SL.1.3, RL.2.1, RI.2.1, SL.2.3, RL.3.1, RI.3.1, and SL.3.3.

Part III: Food identification and matching (picture to print).  Mindy created this activity to correspond to the following common core language arts standards:  RF.K.3, RF.1.3, RF.2.3, and RF.3.3.

Part IV: Identifying similarities and differences among food related patterns. Mindy created this activity to correspond to the following common core language arts standards:  L.K.5 and L.1.5.

Part V: Grammar -Plurals. Students can fill in the blank, or read the complete sentences. Mindy created this activity to correspond to the following common core language arts standards: L.K.1c, and L.1.1c.

Part VI: Grammar-Prepositions. Applicable to different ability levels (2 choice responses and fill-in the blank). Mindy created this activity to correspond to the following common core language arts standards: L.K.1e, L.1.1i, and L.2.1.

Part VII: Game boards. One for following directions (“If you land on__, do ___” and another blank board which you can tailor to your needs to address a variety of therapy targets. Mindy created this activity to correspond to the following common core language arts standards: L.K.5a, and L.1.5a.

Part VIII: Food and drink categorization. Mindy created this activity to correspond to the following common core language arts standards:  L.K.5a, L.1.5a, and L.2.5.

Part IX: Story Vocabulary. Students match written story words to their respective definitions and then write sentences for each word Mindy created this activity to correspond to the following common core language arts standards: L.K.4, L.1.4, L.2.4, and L.3.4.

Pages X: Writing. It includes a Venn diagram to organize information and asks the students to write down the things they are most thankful for. Mindy created this activity to correspond to the following common core language arts standards:  W.K.1, W.1.1, W.2.1, and W.3.1.

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:

  • Nutrition Pyramid (separating foods by relevant groups and discussing their nutritional values)
  • Social Skills: Why it’s important to be grateful for things that we receive, why it’s important to be nice to others as well as why it’s important to help those who need it
  • Friendship Recognition: 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 several sessions.

You can find this activity in Mindy’s TPT Store  or you can head over to her blog for your chance to win your own copy in her Rafflecopter Giveaway.

But wait there’s more! Mindy is reviewing my packet The Role of Frontal Lobe in Speech and Language Functions on her blog. Which means I am giving away  The Role of Frontal Lobe in Speech and Language Functions  in my own Rafflecopter Giveaway below. So enter both giveaways to maximize your chances to win!

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7 Responses to “Materials Swap and Giveaway: Bear Says Thanks Book Companion”

  1. Karen Reinacher November 19, 2013 at 7:53 am #

    Amazing stuff!

  2. Becky Houston November 19, 2013 at 8:23 am #

    I have several patients with goals that are covered in this companion.

  3. Lindsay Anne Miller November 19, 2013 at 10:53 am #

    I can use this with preschoolers!! Would love to win this packet as I will be graduating in May with my masters and would like to build up my materials to use in therapy for the preschool age!

  4. Lindsay Anne Miller November 19, 2013 at 11:10 am #

    I would love to win The Role of Frontal Lobe in Speech and Language Functions for use of explaining to parents how we can work with their children who have damage to their frontal lobes and how speech/language is affected and can be treated.

  5. Paula Townsend November 19, 2013 at 5:26 pm #

    What a comprehensive packet. Any area you can think of is targeted.

  6. Erica Hyman November 19, 2013 at 9:09 pm #

    I would use this with any of my K-3 kiddies!

  7. [email protected] November 19, 2013 at 9:33 pm #

    Cannot change my mind because i do not like it……. I love it:))

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