Here is a great packet full of activities to build vocabulary, expressive and receptive language by learning about Community Helpers. Some activities can be used with the book "Snowmen at Work" by Caralyn Beuhner (not included).
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Page 3- Community Helpers Anchor Chart
Pages 4-12: Community Helpers Picture Cards
12 common Community Helpers
12 Community Helpers from Snowmen at Work
Each have a picture card, description card and “Who am I?” Question clues to match to the picture
of the community Helper
Use for Pronouns, sentence creation or comprehension
Pages 13-18 Vocabulary
Page 13-14 Vocabulary from Community Helpers Cards and descriptions
Page 14-17 Vocabulary from Snowmen at Work (use the story to find context clues)
Pages 19- 22 Compare and Contrast Jobs
Teacher/ Nurse and Doctor/Firefighter
Comes with ideas of similarities and differences to be used as a branching strategy
Pages 23-28 Rhyming Cards
Use the train on page 23 to identify the ending sounds in words
Match Cards that Rhyme. Then have students think of additional words that rhyme or use each
word in a sentence.
Pages 29- 32 Prepositions and Following Directions (on, Next to, Below, Above)
Pages 32-35 Articulation “100 times Challenge” for R, S, L,
Includes blank game board
Pages 36-27- Writing Pages “I help the community” and “I would be a “
Page 38- Open-ended Game board
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