Using book companions for speech and language activities is one of my favorite things! In my recent Donors Choose project, I got funded for the storytelling kits from Lakeshore. One of the included books was Tops and Bottoms, by Janet Stevens. After using it last week, I’ve refined my first round of activities that I used to accompany the book. There is SO much you can do with this book, which means this pack will probably grow in the future, but for now these activities were a big hit. This book companion is 31 pages in length. It features the following activities: •Emotions:Describe 3 different parts in the story and how the characters felt. •Vocabulary: 8 tier 2 vocabulary cards and worksheets. •Character Webs: 2 character webs. •Venn Diagram: Compare the main characters independently or by cutting/pasting the included adjectives. •Plant Growth Sequencing: Cut and paste worksheet •Vegetable Sort: Sort vegetables that grow above and below ground. •Story Sequencing: Add magnets and sequence the story parts on the white board or add them to a pocket chart. •Barrier Game: Use the included pieces to play following directions or story retell barrier games. •Comprehension: Use the included cards to check student comprehension. Provide the student with the cards if they need visual supports, or ask the question auditorily for more independence. Game Board: Use the included board game with other task cards. The entire pack is available for $4.50 on my Teacher Pay Teacher’s site. You can grab the Emotions Freebie on my TPT store. The Just click Download Preview once you get there! I’d love to give the ENTIRE packet away to a lucky winner as well. Enter on the rafflecopter below! a Rafflecopter giveaway
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Life in a Small Town says
I LOVE this book! I’ve been looking for some materials to use with it!!! Thank you!
Very cute! My favorite books for therapy so far have been If you give a Moose a Muffin series or the Very Hungry Caterpillar.
The Paper Bag Princess – love that book!
Amy Carlton says
I love the Llama Llama books!
I honestly love this story along with “The Stranger” and for my younger students I love the “There was an old lady” books
Chris Gerber says
Great stuff! Thanks for sharing! I love the Spot books for my younger students and Pepito for spring.
I love all of the Old Lady books 🙂
Sam, Bangs and Moonshine is one of my favorite books to use in therapy.
This is awesome! I love the If you give a ______ a _______ books! So many language opportunities!
Emily Weiss says
I am excited to check this book out but my favorite for therapy is The Very Hungry Caterpillar. I work with many children who are 2 year or more and not talking yet. Thanks for your great work!
I’ve been using the Very Hungry Caterpillar!
Too cute!!!! I love too many books for therapy! Do I have to choose?? 🙂 Okay, I say The Mitten.
I have been using a lot of the Old Lady series, but my favorite books are the Good Dog Carl series.
Rebecca Houston says
my favorite book is goodnight moon
This looks so practical for teaching emotions. I love the book, No, no Jo!
Jan Loper says
Thanks! I am getting this right away! I love this book and am excited about the extension activities.
Right now, my favorite book is “Mushroom in the Rain”!
Jen K says
I’ve never heard of this book. Now I’ll need to check it out. I’ve used the “old lady who swallowed” books before.
Too many favorite therapy books to pick from, but I do love The Teeny Tiny Woman and Bubble Trouble.
I absolutely love all of The Old Lady Who…….series
With spring in full swing, one of my favorite books has been “The Wind Blew” (Pat Hutchins)! Great for targeting inferencing/prediction skills.
Enid Feinberg says
looks like a great book and companion pack. I like You’re so Silly, Mrs. Millie for kindergarten phonological awareness and verbal absurdities.
I have recently heard of this book! I love the book Pete the Cate I Love my White Shoes. – firstname.lastname@example.org
Shannon Cole says
This is the first that I have heard of this book, but already love your companion!
Shannon Cole says
I love You Are Special
I’vebeen recently using Move Over,Rover. the kids really enjoy it~!
Cindy L Meester says
I like the books- Parts and More Parts
I like the “Can You See It?” books for artic.
I love the book “My Many Colored Days” for Emotions and Social Skills lessons.
Erica Guth says
I love reading the Corduroy books with the kids!
Callie Huffman says
Very Hungry Caterpillar!
love this! so far my favorite book for group therapy has been The Mitten. It appeals to so many age groups and works for so many different goals!
Stacy Burrall says
This looks great! I also have used the book “My Many Colored Days” for teaching emotions. I also like the “Old Lady” books.
Mary Martin says
You’ll laugh, but I use the dictionary, a lot!
Tracie Jackson says
My iPad wouldn’t let me comment on my favorite book used in therapy, so I will do it here..lol! “The Paperbag Princess” for perspective taking 🙂
Marya A says
I have always loved the book “Jillian Jiggs”.
This looks perfect for some of my kiddos! I’m a HUGE fan of Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See? It’s awesome for the students in my severe units.
Jayne Watkin says
I love the Old Lady books, the If you give books, and any fairytale books.
We have been using Tedd Arnold’s “Parts” and sequels (More Parts and Even More Parts) lately!
I like using the old lady series, hungry caterpillar and the mitten in therapy.
Jennifer Hudak says
I love the Robert Munsch books: The Paperbag Princess, Stephanie’s Ponytail, and Thomas’ Snowsuit. The kids love them and you can target many goals.
Vanessa C says
This was actually my favorite from using it last year! Would love all the activities to go with it though
Tamara Negron says
I love the Old Lady Series!
I use Caps for Sale so much!
vicki b says
The Cranberry series of books. Cranberry Thanksgiving, Christmas, etc. Have used them for years.
Terri Porter says
Just finished “Stone Soup” last week, “The Very Hungry Caterpillar” this week, and “The LIttle Red Hen” is on tap for next week. So many books, so little time!
NWT SLP says
It depends on the season, but The Mitten, The Very Hungry Caterpillar, Oswald’s Camping Trip, The Big Bad Fish…..so many I can’t name them all!
Felice Clark says
looks like a super cute book. I would love to win it!
I love using the old lady books and my students love them as well.
Joan Pasqua says
I LOVE the book Wodney Wat—about a little rat with w/r……and bullying….really cute!
My favorite book to use in therapy is “Frog, Where Are You?” by Mercer Mayer
I love using the Old Lady series (it helps that I inherited an old lady puppet at my school) as well as The Very Hungry Caterpillar.
Mo Willems Pigeon books, they make my kids want to talk! Even if it is “no!”
Alana Vickery says
Thank you for targeting goals within literacy units! What a great way to target multiple goals in a highly motivating way!
s watts says
As the crow flies. Its an introduction to maps that my daughter loves.