This 66 page speech and language companion was developed for use with the book, "Just Grandma and Me", by Mercer Mayer and can be used to target a variety of receptive and expressive language skills as well as articulation/phonological skills. Included activities target nouns, object function, associations, categories, similarities and differences, sequencing and story retell, following auditory and written directions, answering questions, and the phonological process of syllable deletion. An adaptive/interactive book is included which can be used with young students to target basic comprehension and reasoning skills.
Do-A-Dot sheets and an open ended game can both be used to reinforce any speech or language skill. There are also various homework activities designed to reinforce speech and language skills targeted during therapy sessions.
Nouns (pages 5-12) – There are 16 color and 16 black and white noun cards you can use to work on comprehension and expression of vocabulary from and related to the story, “Just Grandma and Me”, by Mercer Meyer. You could also use most of these cards to work on object function.
Story Comprehension Questions (pages 13-18) – Use these cards with your students after you have read the story to target a variety of question forms (“what”, “where”, “who”, “why”, and “how”). Use the question cards with or without pictures depending on your student’s level. (24 cards total)
Associations (pages 19- 24) – There are 16 color and 16 black and white association cards (8 pairs each) to help your students work on beach/ocean items that go together.
Pack the Beach Tote Activity (pages 25-26) – Use this activity help your students understand items that are generally associated with the beach.
Categories (pages 27-31) – Use the 20 category cards (beach, ocean, park, classroom) to sort into 2, 3, or 4 groups. After you have completed this receptive language activity, you could ask your students to tell you more items that belong in each category OR you could put all the materials away and ask your students to tell you all the items they can think of for each targeted category.
Similarities and Differences (pages 32-33) – There are 8 card pairs you can use to target how items associated with the beach/ocean are alike and different.
Story Retell (pages 34-37) – There are 12 color and 12 black and white cards you can use to sequence and/or retell the story.
Phonology: Multisyllabic Words (pages 38-41) – There are 16 color and 16 black and white two- and three-syllable word cards to use with your students who demonstrate the phonological process of syllable deletion.
Do-A-Dot Reinforcement Sheets (pages 42-43)– Use the whale and crab dot sheets to reinforce any speech or language target.
Extension/Homework Activities (pages 44-47) – Use these activities to reinforce concepts targeted in your therapy sessions.
Fun in the Sun (page 48) – This is an open ended game board you can use to reinforce any speech or language target.
Following Directions (pages 49-55) – Use the “Critter at the Beach” activity (with Critter, Grandma, and beach/ocean items) to work on auditory (you read the card) or written (your student reads the card) directions. Blank cards have been included if you would like to create additional direction cards. You could also use this activity to reinforce any speech or language target by allowing the student to choose something to put on the beach after completing a specified task. You may wish to create a magnetic activity by printing all items on magnetic paper and using them on a cookie sheet or other metal surface.
Critter Goes to the Beach (pages 56-64) - This adaptive/interactive book can be used with young students to target basic comprehension and reasoning skills.
This download does not include "Just Grandma and Me" by Mercer Mayer. This book should be purchased separately.