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Story Comprehension Activity Cut cards apart, glue on poster board or large construction paper, laminate.
After reading a story or passage, have the children throw a bean bag at the board and have them
answer the comprehension question where the bag lands. By Kim Mourlas. Posted 12/17/06.
|Story Narrative Activity to help students understand the elements of a story. Created by Ana Paula Mumy. Posted 1/7/07.||Story Narrative Directions|
Story Narrative Worksheet
Story Square Worksheet
What's the Story in Speech? Materials for lower functioning students: a symbol/text book review form
and messages for use in the library. Posted 11/1/05.
|Symbol-Based Writing Activity from Kris in Iowa. Posted 1/25/06.||Symbol Writing Board|
Symbol Writing Words
|Symbol Aids for the Iowa Skills Test of Basic Concepts From Iowa SLPs. Posted 1/15/06.||ITBS Toolbelt Choices|
|Phrase Reading and Comprehension Worksheet||Halloween Phrases|
School Phrase Reading 1
School Phrase Reading 2
Zoo Phrase Reading
|Storytelling Map posted 9/19/05.||Storytelling Map|
|PANCAKES FOR BREAKFAST vocabulary symbol cards. Posted 9/19/05.||Pancakes for Breakfast|
Rhyming Activity for the story THERE WAS AN OLD WOMAN WHO SWALLOWED A BAT
by Lucille Colandro. Posted 10/12/05.
|Old Lady Rhyming|
|Rhyming Word Pairs from Tracy Gefroh Boyd. Print on Avery Business Card sheets to make a quick and easy card game.||Rhyme Cards1|
|Symbol-based Book Report for low- and non-readers and/or writers||SymbolBookReport|
|Dr. Seuss Classroom Activity: OUR MANY COLORED MEAL BOOK||Rainbow Meal Directions|
Rainbow Meal Cover
Rainbow Meal End
Rainbow Color Labels
IF YOU TAKE A MOUSE TO THE MOVIES Activity teaches pronouns, sentence-building,
and associations between objects and places in the context of a favorite children's book.
|Story Report by Jessica Kulp, CCIU||Story Report|
|Story Map Visual aid to help students recall and organize elements of stories||Story Telling Map|
|Story Map A graphic organizer for a language lesson using text, stickers, or drawings. Posted 7/19/07.||StoryMap|
|Find the Rhyme sentences with symbols. Posted 8/16/07.||Rhyme1|
Going to Grandma's House Book, overlay, worksheets, and other extension activities related to
packing for a visit. Reposted 12/2/07.
|Grandmas House Title|
Grandmas House 1
Grandmas House Worksheet1
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|Cat in the Hat Bingo from Alison Gerber, BCIU #22.||Cat in the Hat Bingo1|
Cat in the Hat Bingo2
Cat in the Hat Bingo3
Cat in the Hat Cards
Brown Bear, Brown Bear Paste the symbols in the book to support non- and emerging readers
and AAC users. From Tara Quirke. Posted 4/22/08.
|This is a Bear simple story comprehension page by Pamela Hunter. Posted 8/30/08.||This is a Bear|
IF YOU TAKE A MOUSE TO THE MOVIES and IF YOU GIVE A MOUSE A COOKIE
Materials to support these favorite children's books submitted by Deb Heath-Rogers. Posted 11/21/08.
|THE IMPORTANT BOOK Materials created by Deb Heath-Rogers. Posted 11/21/08.||Important Book |
THE LITTLE OLD LADY WHO WASN'T AFRAID OF ANYTHING Use clothing pieces
with the kids and have them physically act out the parts of the story, e.g.
"The shirt went shake-shake." You can use the old clothes to build a scarecrow when you
finish reading and acting out the story. It's great - repetitive, action oriented, and simple vocabulary.
It's also great negative "I'm not afraid of you!" Submitted by Deb Heath-Rogers. Posted 11/21/08.
|Little Old Lady|
Rime Sort Phonological Awareness Activity This activity that encourages young students to say
words, listen to their own production and match it to the printed rime. Laminate the "clear"
form and put Velcro in the empty circles, then laminate/cut out the little pictures and put the
Velcro on the back. The student picks out a picture (turn them all over so the picture can't
be seen), says the word and sticks it under the appropriate rime. a difficult activity made a
bit more active and enjoyable! By Pam Shelton. Posted 1/25/09.
|Rime Sort Choices|
Rime Sort Template
Where is the Sound? Chart and Directions for auditory discrimination and phonological awareness.
Submitted by Tim Ayrovainen. Posted 1/25/09.
|Where's the Sound Chart|
Where's the Sound Directions
|Gingerbread Man book. Submitted by Tracie Williams. Posted 1/26/09.||GingerbreadMan1|
Listening, Vocabulary, and Narrative Activity for "The Hat" by Jan Brett. Contributed by Peggy Butler.
|The Hat Listening Activity|
The Hat Directions
The Hat Symbols
Going on a Bear Hunt Activity. Bear Hunt 2-4 all go together to make a lesson for under and over.
Sentence strips (Bear Hunt 4) can be created with a "fill in" format to answer the question Is it Over or Under?
Contributed by Sheri Phillips Gwinnett County Public Schools, GA. Posted 3/15/09.
Bear Hunt Tech Talk 8
The Jacket I Wear in the Snow These 3 pages make book matching clothing to body parts.
Students can point, cut/paste, or verbalize their answers. Contributed by Sheri Phillips,
Gwinnett Co Public Schools, GA. Posted 3/28/09.
|The Jacket I Wear 1|
The Jacket I Wear 2
Wear book cover
|The Three Little Kittens Rhyming pairs worksheet. Created by Abby Chibnik. Posted 3/28/09.||The Three Little Kittens|
One Brown Bunny Activity Cut out these props for acting the book by Marion Dane Bauer.
|1 Brown Bunny1|
1 Brown Bunny2
1 Brown Bunny3
1 Brown Bunny4
1 Brown Bunny5
1 Brown Bunny6
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1 Brown Bunny8
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Inside Mouse, Outside Mouse Preposition practice for the book by Lindsay Barrett George.
Contributed by Deb Heath-Rogers. Posted 5/3/09.
|Story Star Visuals for defining story elements. Contributed by Marilyn Morgan. Posted 5/3/09.||StoryStarTemplate|
|Are You My Mother? visual supports. Submitted by Deb Heath-Rogers. Posted 5/13/09.||Are you my mother? |
Rainy Day Slug by Mary Palenick Colborn. Follow-up activity using prepositions. Use a small plastic frog that
one student places somewhere in the room. A classmate uses the sentence sentence strip to ask "where is your frog?"
the other student responds "my frog is_____ the _____." Created by Brianne Ruhnke, BCIU #22. Posted 6/7/09.
Warthogs in the Kitchen: A Sloppy Counting Book. Symbols for low readers and AAC users.
Created by Jenny Parker. Posted 10/25/09/
|Warthogs in the Kitchen1|
Warthogs in the Kitchen2
3 Scene Sequencing Visual support for sequencing, story telling and retelling. Also targets synonyms.
Created by Jennifer Brezel Kulkin. Posted 11/5/09.
|3 Scene Sequencing|
|When It Rains book and related materials. Posted 5/6/10.||When it Rains|
Big vs. Little Coloring
|Story Comprehension Mat Created by Lauren Harris. Posted 5/6/10.||Story Comprehension Mat|
Story Comprehension Directions
Materials for "We're Making Breakfast for Mother" by Shirley Neitzel. One file is the tray, the other is
the pictures to put on the tray to be used as a sequencing and recalling activity. Posted 10/20/10.
|Pictures for Tray|
Sequencing 4-Step Visual Graphic Organizer for retelling stories using sequencing terminology.
Created by Megan Hojnacki. Posted 2/19/11.
|Multisyllabic Words Worksheets for counting syllables. Contributed by Mya Hart. Posted 4/2/11.||MultisyllabicWords1|
5 Point Scale Story geared toward K-2nd grade population. This rhyming story that closely matches
Brown Bear, Brown Bear is an excellent tool for teaching the 5-Point Scale. The instructions are
minimal. Students add their names on the lines and color. Created by Karen Russell. Posted 4/16/11.
|5 Point Scale|
Twinkle Twinkle Little Star Book Print, then reorder pages to create a visual support for this
well-known song. Posted 5/18/11.
|Twinkle Twinkle Book|
|Visuals for "There was an old lady who..." Created by Melissa Ward. Posted 9/1/11.||Swallowed Some Snow|
Swallowed a Pie
Question Follow-ups for many Jan Brett and other popular children's books Created by Nikki Harty.
|Jan Brett Lessons|
Reading for Meaning A visual to help students use effective strategies for comprehension.
Created by Pat Mervine. Posted 10/17/12.
|Reading for Meaning|