This 40 page activity pack is the perfect Thanksgiving-themed Unit to meet your speech and language therapy goals.
***This book companion is meant to be used after reading "Turkey Trouble" by Wendi Silvano. The book is not included in this unit—please buy or borrow from your local library.
Pages 4-6 “Thanksgiving Categories” Worksheet -There are 2 levels. Level 1: cut and paste pictures for younger students. Level 2: students must answer in writing using their own words. Skill: Categorizing/Expressive Language
Pages 7-8 “Disguise Your Turkey” Worksheet -Students draw a picture of a new costume to disguise Turkey. They then cut and paste their turkey into the next worksheet and compare their turkey to another turkey. Skill: Comparing/Contrasting/Expressive Language
Pages 9-10 “Opposites” Picture Cards -16 cards-Use to play an Opposites Memory (Concentration) game or 2 sets for a Go Fish game. Or use them however you want! Skill: Antonyms/Vocabulary
Pages 11-14 “Simon Says” Game Cards -32 cards. Cards also have numbers to use in any game board that involves moving spaces. Skill: Following Directions/Receptive Language/Expressive Language. Kids love this--they are hilarious to watch!
Pages 15-19 “Turkey Trouble Pizza Game”- Students take turns using a spinner to collect picture card pieces they need for their game board to win the game. Spinner is also numbered for practicing repetition of current goals. Skill: Open-Ended Game can be used to address any goal or skill the student is currently working on.
Pages 20-21 “Costume Sequencing” Worksheet-Cut and paste pictures for students to show the order of Turkey’s costumes in the story and also describe what was “wrong” with each costume. Skill: Story Sequencing/Comprehension/Expressive Language
Pages 22-23 "Turkey Trouble Story Map" --There are 2 story maps. The first is a pre-filled picture story map that can be used as an example, a review, or answer sheet. The second story map is blank and is meant for students to draw or write the story elements in their own words. Skill: Story retell/Expressive Language
Pages 24-29 Comprehension Cards -2 levels with 24 cards each. Level 1: question cards with 3 picture choices for younger students. Level 2: similar questions without pictures for more advanced students. Skill: Comprehension/Receptive Language/Expressive Language
Page 30 “What’s Silly?” Farm Scene-Students use concepts to describe all the silly things in this farm scene and explain why they are silly. Skill: Basic Concepts/Expressive Language
Page 31 “Milk Carton” Worksheet--Turkey is missing and Farmer Jake wants to place a “missing persons” ad on a milk cartoon. Students help Farmer Jake provide a description of Turkey for the ad. Skill: Expressive Language
Page 32 Articulation Targets--A list of words from the story that can be used to practice articulation of specific sounds. Skill: Articulation
Page 33 Turkey Door Handle Hanger—stop interruptions during speech therapy sessions!
Page 34 Letter to Parents-Editable --This is a letter that tells parents what we have been working on for the past few weeks and gives them “talking topics” for home. I have made this letter editable for you to change to fit your needs.
Page 35 Therapy Session Update-Editable-I send one of these sheets home after every therapy session. It lets the parents know that I have seen their child that day and also shows what we worked on. There is an area to assign homework and an area for behavior of the student. Parents really appreciate these reports!
Page 36 Thank you, Acknowledgments, and other Copyright Stuff.
Pages 37-39 Answer keys.