An Extraordinary Egg by Leo Lionni is one of my favorite books to use in therapy. I’m excited to share these lessons that I have developed across several years. This literature-based language unit covers a range of speech and language skills, so you will find something for all of your elementary groups. Lessons include no-prep activities as well as a variety of printable tasks and games. You select the activities that meet the varied needs of your students. Included in this comprehensive unit are data collection forms, assessments, and homework assignments. Every area of language is targeted and skills align with the elementary CCSS for English Language Arts.
Listening comprehension lessons target visualizing, summarizing, predicting, inferencing, and figurative language. A read-aloud guide is included.
Narrative lessons focus on character traits, story grammar, and story retell.
Phonology lessons include phonological awareness tasks using the vocabulary from the book. Story vocabulary is organized according to speech sounds. Activities also focus on multisyllabic words and sentence level articulation practice.
Pragmatic (social communication) lessons address perspective-taking, emotions, friendships, and the “know-it-all” personality.
Semantic lessons target specific vocabulary from the book as well as a variety vocabulary-learning strategies. Activities are included for synonyms, antonyms, homophones, and affixes (re- and –er).
Syntax and morphology lessons include activities to work on pronouns, prepositions, adjectives, asking questions, regular and irregular verb tense, conjunctions, and “who” clauses.
And finally, expository text lessons are provided for students to learn more about eggs. Students practice comprehension strategies and the use of graphic organizers.
With this unit, your lessons are planned for well over a month. Your students will also benefit from learning their speech-language skills in a contextualized format that relates to classroom learning.