Hello! Thank you for looking at ‘A Day at Santa’s Workshop’ – A Language Lesson Designed to Develop Auditory Processing and Comprehension Skills, Sentence Repetition, Following Directions and Recalling Details to Retell Scenes From a Story!
I have visited the North Pole in upstate New York with my children over the years and visiting Santa’s Workshop is one of my favorite things to do. I wanted to bring some of the experience of Santa’s Workshop to my students this year and so I created this lesson. This lesson was designed to address auditory processing, sentence repetition, comprehension of information, recalling details to describe the events of the short stories and following direction skills containing spatial relationships, while engaging students and having fun!
The students are required to listen to information stated by particular characters and restate what the characters said to develop morpho-syntactic sentence production. In addition, directions containing spatial concepts to place manipulative pieces to complete scenes are provided to complete six scenes in the workshop. Students are then required to respond to questions and retell the events to move on to the next scenes. At the completion of the activity, the students will be able to take home the completed mini-book ‘ A Day at Santa’s Workshop’.
There are 30 items that the students will have to follow directions to complete – 5 per page of the mini-book. For most items, students are additionally required to repeat sentences stated by characters. The sentences can be modified for your students as necessary. The sentences were designed to increase sentence length, production and structure, so you may find that you need to shorten them.
In addition, for each scene, there are 5 varied ‘wh’ comprehension questions and a question that requires students to recall events and details to retell the scene.
I included a picture of the completed scenes as a guide.
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