This collection of EIGHT higher-level language and critical thinking flip books is perfect for students from upper elementary through middle school. Each of the 8 books in this set contains an original short story around which the following language activities are centered:
Emotions & Problem Solving
Answer questions about characters in the story to practice labeling and describing emotions as well as perspective taking. Use problem solving skills to answer questions about alternative solutions to problems and solve hypothetical situations.
Figurative Language & Vocabulary
Each story contains an idiom related to the theme. Identify the meaning of the idiom from the options. Additionally, challenging vocabulary words are listed for targeted practice.
See below for a list of idioms included in this specific set.
For each story, five WH questions are provided in order to target auditory comprehension, recall, etc. . Additionally, two inference questions are provided to probe details which are not directly listed in the story.
•It's All Downhill From Here
•Throw in the Towel
•Add Insult to Injury
•Skating on Thin Ice
•Win By a Nose
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Kristin Bowers, M.A., CCC-SLP is an ASHA-Certified Speech Language Pathologist based in Pittsburgh, PA. A graduate of the University of Pittsburgh, she has worked in Early Intervention, research, private practice, and K-12 settings. She currently serves the K-8 population. Kristin is a two-time Award for Continuing Education recipient. In her free time, you will find her designing things, playing games or doing puzzles, and dreaming about travel.