A wonderful story about animals, friendship, acceptance, colors, and chameleons to use in your speech therapy!
Bluebird Speech Pre-Literacy Storybook Companions
incorporate phonological awareness and vocabulary building in the context of whole-language storybook intervention.
Research shows that this hybrid approach has positive effects on emergent literacy skills and spoken language (Munro, Lee, & Baker, 2008).
For Speech-Language Pathologists working with students in preschool – 1st grade, life skills, and/or students with Autism targeting speech and language goals:
• adjectives - colors
• simple and complete sentences
• story vocabulary
• phonological awareness – initial sound/letter
• articulation of /p/g/k/t/l/
• This is an 16 printable page download (56 total pages with black & white versions, title, instructions, and credits).
• 3 speech and language file folder activities to be used with A Color of His Own by Leo Lionni.
• This product is designed to be used as a companion to the book, not as a stand-alone product. Book not included.
During spring/fall or when students are studying reptiles.
Where and How:
• In individual or small group speech sessions.
• The activities are highly interactive and adaptable based on the needs of your students.
• I use these with students on AAC devices as they contain core vocabulary.
• You can lend them to Special Education teachers or parents for more practice!
File Folder DETAILS:
File Folder 1:
SORT & SAY
Students sort items into color categories. Change the chameleon color and describe it with correct sentence structure and the verb “to be”.
Sort words into categories (e.g., colors, clothing) to gain a sense of the concepts the categories represent.
Use frequently occurring nouns and verbs.
Produce and expand complete sentences in shared language activities.
Sort common objects into categories (e.g., shapes, foods) to gain a sense of the concepts the categories represent.
File Folder 2:
Students answer WH question “where” using prepositions.
Use the most frequently occurring prepositions (e.g., to, from, in, out, on, off, for, of, by, with).
Use frequently occurring prepositions (e.g., during, beyond, toward).
With prompting and support, ask and answer questions about key details in a text.
Ask and answer questions about key details in a text.
File Folder 3:
Students practice blending and segmenting initial sounds. Target pre-literacy skills of letter-sound knowledge.
Blend and segment onsets and rimes of single-syllable spoken words.
Demonstrate basic knowledge of one-to-one letter-sound correspondences by producing the primary sound or many of the most frequent sounds for each consonant.
Isolate and pronounce initial, medial vowel, and final sounds (phonemes) in spoken single-syllable words.
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Munro, N., Lee, K., & Baker, E. (2008). Building vocabulary knowledge and phonological awareness skills in children with specific language impairment through hybrid language intervention: A feasibility study. Int J Lang Commun Disord International Journal of Language & Communication Disorders, 43(6), 662-682.