Bear Snores On Book Companion Packet

I LOVE book companion packs! I needed one to address some vocabulary needs for a couple of my clients and thus, created one for ‘Bear Snores On’ by Karma Wilson. You can find it in my TpT Store here.

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The packet includes:
Pages 2-3: Cover Cards: Helps to label each deck and keep you organized!
Pages 4-7: Comprehension: 18 comprehension questions on individual game cards.
Pages 8-10: Conversation Starters: 10 cards that spark discussion about the book and friendship.
Pages 11-13: Write Your Own: 8-quarter sheets for your students to make their own version of Bear Snores On in madlib style! Great for homework, narrative skills, and additional story retell practice.
Pages 14-30: Vocabulary Cards: Match the term to its definition. Contains blank cards for customization.
Pages 31-33: Sorting Mats for Vocabulary: Contains 1 blank page for customization. One page requires your students to sort nouns from verbs from adjectives.
Pages 34-41: Sentence Unscramble: Unscramble sentences from the book to find out how each animal arrived to the cave.
Pages 42-43: Simple cards for each character and item from the book. Can be used for sequencing, basic concepts, following directions, interacting during story retell, etc…
Pages 44-45: Sequencing: Sequence the events from the sentence unscramble!

See sample pictures for each section below:

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Thank you! Again, if this seems like something you could use in your speech room, head over on over to my TpT store here and check it out!

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Social Skills & Social Language Powerpoint

I have absolutely loved using my Phonemic Awareness Powerpoint, and decided to create a similar one targeting social skills and social language. So here it is! Or you can find it right away in my TpT Store here.

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This product contains 133 slides in a Powerpoint format. This means no prep work, printing, laminating, or cutting for you!! Each answer on this Powerpoint also links to a feedback page letting your students know if they got the answer correct or incorrect!

It covers 5 topics related to social skills and social language:
Perspective Taking: 25 slides that provide a short scenario and ask, “How is she/he feeling?” and provides 3 single word choices.
Expected vs Unexpected Behaviors: 25 slides with a scenario and two choices. Either, “That was expected” or “That was not expected.” Read this great blog post about this for more information.
Kind vs Unkind Comments: 25 with a quote on them. Each slide has two choices: “Those words are kind” or “Those words are not kind.”
Making Comments: 25 slides with a short scenario and ask, “What is a comment you could make?” There are two choices for each scenario.
Asking Questions: 25 slides with a short scenario and ask, “What is a question you could ask?” There are two choices for each scenario.

There is a homepage so you can easily navigate to the specific topic you need!

Head on over to my TpT store here to download the preview to see an example page for each section! (Note: the preview doesn’t link the answers to a feedback page like the real packet does!)

Below are some sample pictures from the file:

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Thank you! Again, if this seems like something you could use in your speech room, head over on over to my TpT store here and check it out!

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Phonemic Awareness Powerpoint

My newest product is an interactive Powerpoint targeting phonemic awareness, and I’m incredibly excited about it! You can find it here.

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This product contains 129 slides in a Powerpoint format. This means no prep work, printing, laminating, or cutting for you!!

It covers 4 topics related to phonemic awareness:
Alliteration Awareness: 25 slides that ask, “Which one starts with a different sound?” and provides 3 picture choices.
Phoneme Matching: 25 slides that ask, “Which one starts with the same sound as _____”. The blank contains a picture. There are 3 picture choices for the answer.
Phoneme Segmentation: 20 slides that ask, “How many slides are in ____”. The blank contains a picture. There are 3 numbers as choices.
Phoneme Isolation (initial): 25 slides that ask, “Which is the first letter in ______”. The blank contains a picture. There are 3 letter choices for the answer.
Phoneme Isolation (final): 25 slides that ask, “Which is the last letter in ______”. The blank contains a picture. There are 3 letter choices for the answer.

Each answer, whether a picture, letter, or number, links to a page that tells your students if it was correct or incorrect! There is a homepage so you can easily navigate to the specific topic you need!

Head on over to TpT here to download the preview to see an example page for each section!

Below are sample pictures as well:

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Thank you! Again, the link to the item in my TpT store can be found here.

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Is that a fact or an opinion? FREEBIE

Many of the kiddos I see have difficulty understanding a fact versus an opinion. This is a simple, 9-page freebie that allows your student to sort cards into fact or opinion mats.

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Check out the sample pages below:

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You can find it in my TpT Store here. You can also check out what else I have for sale here.

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THANKS and enjoy the freebie! 🙂

Let’s Talk! Conversation Game

I’m always looking for more materials that work on conversation! If you do too, read on! Maybe this packet is what you’re looking for!

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Why this game?
It imitates natural conversation while providing a visual and something tangible to help visualize the flow of conversation!
It provides practice asking questions, making comments, taking turns, and having a conversation about a variety of topics!

What does this game include?
-2 pages of ‘conversation cards’ (i.e.: ask a question, make a comment, make 2 comments, make a comment then ask a question)
-36 conversation topic cards & 9 blank cards for customization

How do I play?
Make two piles of cards: one for orange cards, one for blue conversation topic cards.

Have the dealer shuffle 6 blue cards to each player and flip over one orange (topic) card.

The dealer goes first. He or she should lay down one of his blue cards. See key below for examples:

Comment: I love summer!
Question: What season do you like?
Two Comments: I love summer. My family always goes to the beach.
Comment + Question: I love going to the beach. Have you ever gone to the beach?

Play/conversation continues in a clockwise fashion. The next player should lay down a blue card and respond to the first player appropriately.

If a player gets stuck or responds inappropriately, they have to draw another blue card from the pile and their turn is over.

The first person to get rid of their hand wins!
(or just play for fun)

You can see some sample pictures below:

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Comprehending and Paraphrasing Narrative Texts Packet

If you haven’t read it already, please head over and read my Comprehending and Paraphrasing Expository Text post here. In that post, I detail the research behind this packet!

If expository text is too high level for your students, this packet is for you! It contains 24 short narrative text cards, two half sheets for homework, a graphic organizer, and a ‘game’ die.

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Each student should draw a card. Then, according to the RAP protocol outlined in my earlier post, the student should detail the main idea and 2 details from the story (on the included graphic organizer). Last, the student should retell the story in their own words!

This is one of the best ways to increase your student’s comprehension of text!

Below are sample pictures of this packet:

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If you’re interested, head on over to my TpT Store here.

Thanks!!

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Comprehending and Paraphrasing Expository Texts

So let’s start with a definition. What is expository text? Well, expository writing is a type of writing where thats serves to inform, describe, or explain something.

Our students are expected to learn from expository texts every day in their classrooms. For many of our students, this is a critical skill. It ensures they are able to comprehend their textbooks, their homework, and their lectures.

My newest packet targets just that: the comprehension of expository text.

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The students I tend to see HATE expository text. The second I try and get them to summarize something factual that sounds like their school homework, they shut down on me! So I attempted to make the text in this packet as interesting as possible! Your students could learn about why the sky is blue, why squirrels have bushy tails, and who the first man to walk on the moon was!

There is also a greater push from teachers and administrators to cover classroom content in speech therapy, so this is a great way to target both!

My packet follows the RAP protocol. You can read more about it here. The RAP protocol says:

Read one paragraph
Ask yourself what were the main idea and two details
Put the main idea and two details into your own words

I have had GREAT success using this protocol and my packet with all of my clients who are working on comprehension and paraphrasing! I hope you find this useful as well!

The packet includes 24 cards with expository text, a graphic organizer (2 versions), a die, 2 half-sheets for homework, and instructions!

You can see sample pictures from my packet below:

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If that looks like something you could use in your speech room, you can find it in my TpT Store here.

I also have a similar packet targeting narrative comprehension. You can see the post on that packet here.

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Social Skills Groups: Ideas and a FREEBIE

This semester, I am co-running a social group for girls with ASD diagnosis’. I love it! In order to help attain some sort of a structure to session, I created a small 9-page packet. Here is what is included:

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1) Being a leader and a helper reminder cards. This semester, we will be working on understanding what it means to be a ‘leader’ and a ‘helper’. Everybody, at some point in their lives, needs to understand how to do both. Nobody should ever always leader or always follow! So it is important for our kiddos to understand how to do both! At first, almost all kiddos are less than enthused when they are assigned the task of being a ‘helper’ for the day. But once most of them understood what to say and do to be a helper, they became much more comfortable. In my packet, there are the cards seen above. I laminate and give either a ‘leader’ or a ‘helper’ card to every child as they enter the room. You could also have them switch around the cards during different activities.

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2) A different kind of reward system! Instead of using stickers or tangible rewards, I use things such as a dance party or the opportunity to have a ‘parade’. The great thing about working towards rewards such as these is that they also offer the opportunity for social communication throughout! For example, if they were to win a parade, they would need to work together as a group to plan the parade, etc… Win-win! In my packet, you will find a visual I use. Each day I hang it in the room to remind the girls of who is the leader and what everybody is working towards!

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3) A rules list! This is how the girls earn their rewards! If I have to remind them twice (in a relatively short amount of time) about a rule, then one minute gets deducted from the time they get to spend with their reward activity. Feel free to make your own rules list if you want to add or remove some! (I also included a simple black and white one if colored ink is a concern!)

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4) Conversational reminder cards. Sometimes, when people get excited we have a tendency to talk over one another instead of to one another. Our kiddos do the same thing, except they probably do it more often. I print these cards back to back so on one side it says, “I am talking” and on the other it says, “I am listening”. If the conversation seems chaotic or disorganized, I reminder everybody to ‘pause’ and look at their cards. They can all flip it over to the appropriate side and decide which ONE person is talking. Then, everybody else should be listening!

If any of those materials sound like they could be used in your speech room, head on over to my TpT store here for this FREE download! Enjoy!

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Conversation Phone Text Messages

This 15-page packet contains 81 cell phones cards that prompt your student to respond to a comment or question! Each comment or question looks like it is a text message from a specific person (mom, dad, friend, classmate, etc..).

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There is an included visual mat that may help some students decide how to respond (with a comment, question, or response). It could also help get your students to explain why they responded a certain way.

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Great for social skill or pragmatics goals!

Watch out for shattered screen cards!

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If this looks like a product you could use in your speech room, check it out in my TpT Store here.

Thanks!

My Favorite FREE TpT Downloads

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**Warning: This is a LONG post!

Most of you know that I’m a poor graduate student. So I rely on some of the amazing, FREE downloads available on TpT to supplement my material collection. While there are many available, finding the exact one you are looking for can be challenging!

Freebies for SLPs

Below is a list of some great freebies (by theme!):

Articulation:

/s/ Soccer Speech and Language Activities

/r/ Caramel Apples

/s/ Caramel Apples

/l/ Caramel Apples

Vocalic /r/ Cards

/p, b, m, n/ Early Sounds Bingo

/k/ Cookie Game

/r, s, l/ Eskimo Articulation

/r, l, w/ Articulation Bugs

/k, g, s/ Articulation Bugs

/f/ and s-blends Articulation Bugs

/p, b, k, g/ Valentine’s Day Articulation for Preschool

/r, s, l, k/ Hungry Hippos Artic

/g/ Button Articulation

/k/ Button Articulation

Phonological Awareness:

Drop Plop Phonological Awareness Game:

Valentine’s Day Beginning and Ending Sound Activity

Spring Clap the Syllables

Reinforcers:

Bucket Filler Starter Kit

Lego Themed Reinforcer

Star Wars Themed Reinforcer

Football Reinforcer

Triple Scoops Ice Cream Reinforcer

Winter Themed Game Boards

BOOM! Reinforcing Card Game

Turkey Themed Roll and Color

Monster Eye Themed Reinforcer

Parts of Speech

Mitten Matching: Antonyms, Synonyms, and Contractions

Swimming with Synonyms

Bugged Out Antonyms

Irregular Past Tense Snowman Match Up

Ocean Waves Sentence Sort for Helping Verbs

Ice Cream Sentences

Pick A Dot Pronouns

Heart Train Multiple Meaning Words

Sweet Homophones

Rain Kids Verb Synonyms

Seasonal

Snowy Speech and Language Activities

Listening For Details: Martin Luther King Jr Day

Literacy Centers for Martin Luther King Jr

Valentine’s Day Open Ended Board Game

St. Patricks Day Jackpot

St. Patricks Day Descriptive Game

St. Patricks Day Singular vs Plural

Shamrock Word Families

New Year’s Eve Resolution Race

Twas the Night Before Christmas Fill-ins

Valentines Day Barrier Games

Categories

iPod Categories

Cut and Glue Categories

Going Bananas for Categories

Ice Cream Categories

Other

Literacy Center Activities for Spring/Plants/Flowers

Book Lists By Speech Sound Handouts

Who? Question Cards

When Life Gives You Lemons Rhyming

Double Dip Rhymes

Conversation Starter Cards

Conversation Starter Hearts

Alphabet Categories Naming Task

Quarterback Questions Comprehension

Drop the Chicken Figurative Language

Facts vs Opinions Sort

Everything is free at the store below:

http://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Store/Pamelaslp

Speechie Freebies is a blog dedicated to finding free materials for SLPs:

http://speechiefreebies.blogspot.com/

All of my freebies can be seen below:

http://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Store/Speechy-Musings/Category/Freebies

Hope this was helpful for you and you found some new stores to follow! There are so many amazing people out there willing to share their creativity and talent for free! If you like their freebies, check out their stores! Stock up on some wonderful, creative resources and support these incredible TpT sellers!

Any others I’m missing?

Let me know if any are no longer free so I can remove them 🙂 Thanks for reading and have a wonderful day!

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**This post was updated on 03/12/2013