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Bear Says Thanks: Speech & Language Activities is designed to be used with the story "Bear Says Thanks" by Karma Wilson and Jane Chapman.

Use this activity packet paired with the story to target your students' needs in speech and language therapy, small group intervention, or classroom literacy centers.

Included in the download:

•9 Character Cards (page 3)
•32 Rhyming Cards (pages 5-6)
•16 Blank Paw Cards (page 7)
•19 Level 1 Comprehension Cards (pages 9-11)
•24 Level 2 Comprehension Cards (pages 12-13)
•12 Blank Bear Cards (page 14)
•11 Sequencing Cards (page 16-17)
•8 Vocabulary Cards (page 19)
•18 Antonym Cards (page 21-22)
•Verb Sorting Mat (page 24)
•12 Regular Verbs (page 25)
•12 Irregular Verbs (page 26)
•Bad vs. Good Manners Sorting Game (pages 28-30)
•Bear Paw Prowl Roll & Cover (pages 32-33)
•Open Ended Board Game (page 34)
•WH Question Cube (page 35)
•Writing Prompt (Page 37)
•Character Comparison Venn Diagram (Page 38)
•Story Retell (Page 39)
•Story Map (Page 40)

Each target skill includes directions, reference to Common Core Standards addressed, and "I will" learning goal. Please check out the preview for a closer look of the activities! You can also visit my blog for more pictures and ideas for use.

Thank you for visiting my store! Check out my other "Bear" book companion packs:
Bear's New Friend
Bear Stays Up
Bear Feels Scared
Bear Wants More

Jenn Alcorn
Crazy Speech World

I am not affiliated with this book author or publisher. The book "Bear Says Thanks" by Karma Wilson and Jane Chapman is necessary to utilize this product.

This product includes clipart from Smarty Symbols.
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I have been using this all week with elementary school students of all ages and abilities!! There are definitely enough activities/material to span 2 weeks and we are all enjoying it!! I used the empty paw prints to highlight the great vocabulary in the story!! The students enjoyed writing a word in each paw...some wanted to make a booklet with definitions too!
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I work with deaf and hard of hearing students and these activities with the visual prompts are absolutely perfect - especially for the Level 1 comprehension questions! I am constantly working on comprehension with these students, and these question cards are perfect for me presenting the question first orally, without the visual choices, then with visuals if they need further prompting. There are so many wonderful activities you put together for this book, that I wish I saw my students for double the time just so I can get it all done! I'm looking forward to using this as a yearly activity for sure!!
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Love the thorough and thoughtful design. Wish it came already laminated and cut out...wishful thinking, I know! Your products are always cute and useful.
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Bear Says Thanks:  Speech & Language Activities
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Bear Says Thanks:  Speech & Language Activities
Bear Says Thanks:  Speech & Language Activities