A Month of Activities for The Boy Who Cried Wolf

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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)

Science/Technology/Engineering project

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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Effective 11/15/18: This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International License.

to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Distinguish shades of meaning among closely related verbs (e.g., toss, throw, hurl) and closely related adjectives (e.g., thin, slender, skinny, scrawny).
Form and use the past tense of frequently occurring irregular verbs (e.g., sat, hid, told).
Form and use frequently occurring irregular plural nouns (e.g., feet, children, teeth, mice, fish).
Use words and phrases acquired through conversations, reading and being read to, and responding to texts, including using frequently occurring conjunctions to signal simple relationships (e.g., because).
Sort words into categories (e.g., colors, clothing) to gain a sense of the concepts the categories represent.
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