I love using storybooks in speech-language therapy. A single story can work for so many target skills, and by setting the purpose for reading each repeated reading students can use the same vocabulary and elements to build vocabulary skills, sequencing skills, retelling skills, and more.
There are several different vocabulary activities available. Do them all, or pick and choose:
• There are vocabulary cards to use for Go-Fish or Memory-type games.
• There are pocket flaps to use in an interactive notebook or in a story-based lap book (there will be directions for this later on).
• There is a define/describe activity to use for some of the words. Two have been chosen for you.
• There is a vocabulary word define and draw page you can use for specific words.
• There are define, describe, compare and contrast activities with visual cues and symbol response images for students who need them.
• There are several graphic organizers to use.
• Sequence the order of events in the story. A variety of sequencing activities at different levels of complexity have been provided, so that you can tailor this to your students, differentiate within the group, or provide different activities to different groups using the same story. There are picture sequences at different levels of detail. There are also sentence strips with picture cues at 2 levels, as well.
• The lesson plans for each day provide guidance if you need it for several days of shared reading target activities to build language skills.
You might also like my other story adaptations for speech therapy and special education.
Find them here in a book companion category of my store