Don’t Let “Coco” Escape: This packet contains BOTH a digital eBook and the activities that coordinate with the book. The book is 18 pages long and is ready for use on your tablet/PC/iPad/SmartBoard! There are accompanying retelling, comprehension, vocabulary cards, and much more.
The book was inspired by my personal story as a Peter Pan, those children, unaccompanied minors, sent to the US after the Cuban Revolution in an undercover operation called “Operation Peter Pan”. The book is based on some historical events but written from the perspective of a seven year old with her twin brother, Bob and a fictitious pet crocodile named, “COCO”.
As a bilingual speech/language pathologist, I have the privilege of working with many English Language Learners. They all have a story to tell. The repetitive text, (“Awww….man”) came from a little guy I tested. He had undergone language loss in Spanish and English skills were quite limited. During a speech/language assessment, he continually commented, “Awww….man”) when tasks were difficult for him to complete.
This is a 63-page download for pre-k/kdg students working on improving receptive and expressive language skills.
Document contents include:
• Pages 4-20: Don’t Let Coco Escape children’s story. This delightful story is about the relationship between a set of twins living on an island and their imaginary pet named, “Coco”. The twins unexpectedly move to the United States and Coco, who is a bit loco, devises a way to reunite with his best friends.
• Pages 21-23: Story Elements: Story Symbols introduces story elements to pre-k students (http://decal.ga.gov/Prek/OffToAGoodStart.aspx). A second Story Symbols version is included, specific to Don’t Let Coco Escape.
• Pages 24-27: Sequencing: After reading the book, Don’t Let Coco Escape, have the students sequence the picture cards and retell the story. 17 cards.
• Pages 28-36: Wh Monster Questions: After reading the book, review each question form with WH Monster Questions: Wh Mixed Questions, Who Monster Questions, What Monster Questions, Where Monster Questions, When Monster Questions, Why Monster Questions, and How Monster Questions 7cards. Have the students answer comprehension questions using Spin a Question.
• Pages 37-46: Comprehension: After reading the book, have the students answer the comprehension questions. 42 Question Cards, 6 special cards, 8 cue cards.
• Pages 47-53: Vocabulary Matchup: After reading the book, have the students match the vocabulary word and the card with its definition. 18 vocab cards, 18 definition cards, 36 cards total
• Pages 54-62: Coco Loco Antics: Student will identify the following skills: (main idea, prediction, recalling details, character, setting), presented verbally/in written form. 30 task cards, 6 special cards, 5 skill cards
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