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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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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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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Scholastic Read-Aloud Anthology Book Companion Packet

For older kids!!

Due to the feedback I received on Facebook, I created a packet that was intended for older kids &  middle schoolers. It is available here.

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This packet is meant to be used in conjunction with the Scholastic Read-Aloud Anthology. This book will need to be purchased separately and does not come with this purchase!

This packet is 32-pages long and contains printable worksheets for FIVE of the stories in the Read-Aloud Anthology.

Some of the activities included target…
-Story Comprehension
-Story Sequencing
-Discussion Questions
-Critical Thinking
-Vocabulary Development

All of the worksheets utilize no (or minimal) clipart so these would be appropriate for older students including those in middle school who are working on these reading skills.

The stories that these activities are based on tend to be around 3-4 pages long (in a tall, large book!). See sample pictures below:

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If this seems like something you might use, check it out in my TpT Store here.

Thank you!

The Great Fuzzy Frenzy Book Companion Pack

I have a new, exciting book companion pack! Below is the description from my TpT Store with sample pictures. You can find the product here.

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This is a 77-page book companion pack designed to accompany the book “The Great Fuzz Frenzy” by Janet Stevens and Susan Stevens Crummel.

**The book will need to be purchased in addition to this packet. It does not come with the purchase! You can find it on Amazon here.

There are activities included targeting the following:

-Phonological Awareness: 1 beginning letter sounds worksheet, 1 rhyming words sorting mat, 4 sets of 3 rhyming words to sort, 1 counting syllables sorting mat, 12 syllable words with pictures and 24 syllable words without pictures for sorting

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-Adjectives: 3 different worksheets for character description, 2 worksheets for describing items from the book

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-Inferences: 5 inference worksheets in 3 different styles

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-Learning About Prairie Dogs: One informational page, 18 comprehension question cards, 18 true/false question cards, 1 true/false visual for nonreaders

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-Story Comprehension Questions: 24 comprehension question cards, 24 true/false comprehension question cards

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-Story Sequencing: 18 sequencing cards (which event came first?), 6 event strips, sorting mat for event strips

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-Following Directions: 24 one step direction cards, 24 two step direction cards, 18 conditional direction cards, 1 printable ‘fuzz’ prop

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-Bullying: sort nice words vs mean words worksheet, discussion questions

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Plus:
-Game Board
-Homework Book (printable black and white small squares)
-Parent Handout

If that looks like something you’re interested in, take a look at it in my TpT Store here!

Thanks for looking!

Facebook Themed Literacy Worksheets

This packet contains 6 varieties of Facebook themed literacy worksheets to be used after ANY book in order to reflect on…

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-Character Details (primary and minor characters)
-Place, Time, Setting
-Sequencing Events
-Problem and Resolution
-Vocabulary

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There is also a blank form so that you can write in your own questions!

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This activity would be perfect for those difficult to engage older students after reading! It could also be sent home as homework for books read at home!

Let me know what you think! I think this could be flexibly adapted to fit all sorts of targets as well! You can find it in my TpT Store here.

Jack and the Beanstalk Companion Packet

This material is very similar to my Cinderella Companion Packet!

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This 98 page file is filled with companion activities for two books. These books are not included with the purchase and may be purchased separately (if desired, see note below).

1) Jack And The Beanstalk
2) Trust Me, Jack’s Beanstalk Stinks!

**Note: Most activities can be done without the second book. The first book can also be substituted for a free online video that reads the story out loud. Therefore, if desired, nothing additional would need to be purchased other than this packet itself!!

There are activities, worksheets, and/or game cards included for the following topics:

Sorting By Color
Sequencing
Character Description
Inference
Describing A Process
Conversation Starters
Following Directions (One Step and Two Step)
Is vs Are
Pronouns
Prepositions
Story Comprehension
Point of View

Also included are:
Cover Cards
Empty Cards
Reward Tokens
Score Sheet
Game Board
Game Pieces
Foil Cards

Sample pictures are below:

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If this looks like something you would be interested, you can find it in my TPT Store here.

Thank you!! 🙂

Cinderella Companion Book Activities

One my clients last semester was working on story comprehension. She loved Cinderella so I began creating many Cinderella themed activities. It has now turned into a full book companion packet!

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This 75 page file is filled with companion activities for two books: Cinderella and Seriously, Cinderella Is SO Annoying! It can be found here.

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There are activities, worksheets, and/or game cards included for the following topics:
Sequencing
Inference
Social Language (Conversation Starters and Social Scenarios)
Following Directions (One Step and Two Step)
Is vs Are
Pronouns
Prepositions
Story Comprehension
Point of View

Also included are:
Cover Cards
Empty Cards
Reward Tokens
Score Sheet
Game Board
Game Pieces
Foil Cards

Cinderella TOC

Below are some sample pictures:

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If that seems like something you could use, check out my TPT Store here!

As always, thanks for your support!