A Speech and Language Activity Pack
For listening, vocabulary, sequencing, and categorization
Your students will love this repetitive rhyming book about the circus, mirroring the meter of Eric Carle’s "Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See?."
In this packet:
“Circus, Circus, What Will We See?” Original Story (pp. 5-29)
Picture cards (pp. 30-36)
Sample Three-Ring Sort (p. 37)
Open-ended game board (p. 38-39)
Print story, picture cards, three-ring sort (if desired), and game board/pieces on cardstock.
For best results and repeated use, laminate pages.
If available, binding the book is recommended.
--Read the story with students, encouraging young readers to repeat the refrain at the beginning of each page.
--Talk about the different foods, animals, and people at the circus. --Activate background knowledge and introduce new vocabulary.
--Reread to check for understanding and assess comprehension of new concepts and vocabulary
--Give students a set of picture cards.
--Multiple sets may be best for larger groups/individual work
--Have students put the pictures in order from the story
--Have students retell the story using visuals.
--For beginner-level students, break the story into smaller chunks: just the food, just the animals, just the people
--For more advanced students, have them attempt to retell the entire story with pictures
--After reading the story and discussing new vocabulary, place picture cards in a pile.
--Have students draw a card and identify the picture
--Students should describe the object on the card by:
--Giving a definition
--Describing 2-3 attributes
--Discussing associated terms/semantic relationships
--For added fun, use included open-ended game board while completing this activity!
Categories: Three-Ring Sort Circus
--Print and laminate the three-ring sort page if desired.
--For a larger group activity, making your own on poster board may be a better idea!
--Using the picture cards, have students take turns selecting a card from the deck.
--The student then determines which group the item belongs in: food, animal, or person.
--For added practice:
--have students define/describe the picture and what makes it part of that category
--have students suggest another category to which the picture could belong (e.g. “tiger” as zoo animals, big cats)
For a FREEBIE of the Circus Game Board, Check out my TpT Store!