This Building Sentences Adapted Book, "What Can We Do Like a Penguin?" focuses on building simple sentences, action verbs, the "Wh-" question word "What," and provides practice with basic imitation skills.
This download includes:
1 Adapted Book (w/Real Photos)
1 Set of Sentence Building Strips
1 Cut/Glue Sentence Activity
In this activity, students are asked to listen to a riddle, look at a photograph and build a simple sentence by answering the question, "What Can We Do Like a Penguin?"
The teacher or therapist reads each page, and students solve the riddle and complete the sentence by choosing the correct action that answers each riddle. Students can act out, or imitate the penguin movements as you work through the book.
"Penguin moving, he won't dawdle.
Step by step, he starts to _______?
What can we do like a penguin?
Answer: "We can waddle like a penguin."
"Watching fish, a tasty treat--
snatch one up, it's time to _______?
What can we do like a penguin?"
Answer: "We can eat like a penguin."
After the teacher or therapist has worked through the adapted book, students can practice building sentences with the sentence builder strips. These strips are adapted for multiple learning levels depending on how you set them up. Students can choose 1 word to complete each sentence (Level 1), two words to complete each sentence (Level 2), or build a the complete sentence (Level 3).
After they have practiced with both the adapted book and sentence builder strips, students can complete the cut/glue worksheet.
Students working at an independent level, can read and work through the book and sentence builder strips at a literacy center or work station.
If your students enjoy this book, they may also benefit from other adapted books such as the mini-bundle below.
Adapted Books Mini-Bundle (Problem Solving Books)
For more hands-on winter or penguin themed activities, please see the links below:
Hands-On Winter Activities
Hands-On Penguin Activities
To see the complete adapted books collection, please see the following link:
Complete Adapted Books Collection