You've heard of STEM lessons, and you might have heard of STEAM lessons, but have you heard of STREAMS lessons? This unit will give you approximately a month's worth of speech/language activities based on the Aesop fable The Boy Who Cried Wolf (Hennessy version). Activities incorporate science, technology, reading/language arts, engineering, art/music, math, and even social skills, all done with an emphasis on speech and language skills. What better way to foster carryover to the classroom than to practice using actual Tier 2 and 3 vocabulary to talk about fun projects and assignments. This unit is geared for low-language students, so it could be Kdg-3rd gr, ELLs, students with special needs, or students going through that stage of exploring the "fun" of telling lies.
This activity pack contains:
Story Vocabulary pictures and categorization activity
Story Comprehension/ WH- Questions
Sentence Construction templates for 3 different basic sentence types
Narrative Activities - retell rubric, story structure form, mini-book, sequencing cards and cut/paste activity
Context Clue cards
Following Directions activities and manipulatives
Same/Different (compare/contrast) activity
Articulation/Fluency/Voice practice word lists
Liar's Club game (technology)
Suggested Music and Drama activities and resources
Art/Math project "Counting Sheep", with visual instructions
Lesson on Idioms
This packet also includes parent letter, daily/weekly notes home, print/no print options, several activities that can be used for homework, and 5+ pages of curriculum standards that you could possibly target with this unit.
Feedback/constructive criticism most welcome!
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(can also be played from their website on a regular computer)
An interactive lesson on narrative elements for this particular story is avaible from my TinyTap library at: http://www.tinytap.it/activities/g2bar/play/
... or check out all the freebies to download from my website: www.4gaslps.com
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