Legend of the Bluebonnet: Language & Literacy Speech Companion #marchSLPmusthave

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Use the following activities with a Texas Native American legend (The Legend of the Bluebonnet).


Who: For Speech-Language Pathologists working with 3rd – 5th grade level students and targeting language goals:
•vocabulary
•synonyms
•antonyms
•multiple meaning words
•articulation of R in all positions
•compound sentences
•subordinating conjunction – “in order to”
•reasoning

What:
•This is a 11 printable page download (26 total pages with instructions, black and white versions, and answer keys).
•Included are 5 narrative-based speech intervention activities to be used with The Legend of the Bluebonnet retold by Tomie dePaola.
•This product is designed to be used as a companion to the book, not as a stand-alone product. Book not included.

When:
Use in March during Women’s History Month, in the spring, or during the student’s classroom Native American unit.

Where and How:
Use in individual or small group speech sessions. Can be used across 4 - 5 thirty-minute sessions, not including the book reading time.


ACTIVITY DETAILS:


Activity 1 – Vocabulary Memory (2 versions)
Students take turns picking word and definition cards. If they find a match, that student keeps the card and takes another turn.
Common Core:
•RL.3.4 Determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in a text, distinguishing literal from nonliteral language.
•RL.4.4 Determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in a text, including those that allude to significant characters found in mythology (e.g., Herculean).
•RL.5.4 Determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in a text, including figurative language such as metaphors and similes.


Activity 2 – Synonyms and Antonyms Worksheet
Students try to find synonyms and antonyms from the word bank and write them down in the designated column next to the correct word. Answer key provided.
Common Core:
•L.3.5.C Distinguish shades of meaning among related words that describe states of mind or degrees of certainty (e.g., knew, believed, suspected, heard, wondered).
•L.4.5.C Demonstrate understanding of words by relating them to their opposites (antonyms) and to words with similar but not identical meanings (synonyms).
•L.5.5.C Use the relationship between particular words (e.g., synonyms, antonyms, homographs) to better understand each of the words.


Activity 3 – Multiple Meaning Words Worksheet
Students find two meanings of each word in the left column. Have them write the word or phrase in the designated columns to the right. Answer key provided.
Common Core:
•L.3.4 Determine or clarify the meaning of unknown and multiple-meaning word and phrases based on grade 3 reading and content, choosing flexibly from a range of strategies.
•L.4.4 Determine or clarify the meaning of unknown and multiple-meaning words and phrases based on grade 4 reading and content, choosing flexibly from a range of strategies.
•L.5.4 Determine or clarify the meaning of unknown and multiple-meaning words and phrases based on grade 5 reading and content, choosing flexibly from a range of strategies.


Activity 4 – 100 Punches Articulation – R
Students punch one hole for each accurate production. Punch a hole in the corner and secure with a paperclip for home practice.
Common Core:
•SL.3.1 Engage effectively in a range of collaborative discussions (one-on-one, in groups, and teacher-led) with diverse partners on grade 3 topics and texts, building on others' ideas and expressing their own clearly.
•SL.4.1 Engage effectively in a range of collaborative discussions (one-on-one, in groups, and teacher-led) with diverse partners on grade 4 topics and texts, building on others' ideas and expressing their own clearly.
•SL.5.1 Engage effectively in a range of collaborative discussions (one-on-one, in groups, and teacher-led) with diverse partners on grade 5 topics and texts, building on others' ideas and expressing their own clearly.


Activity 5 – Bluebonnet Extension Activity
Students trace bluebonnets onto blue or purple construction paper and cut. Find and cut most valued possessions (e.g. video game, doll house) out of old magazine ads. Glue the stem of the bluebonnet onto green paper and glue valued possessions behind the flowers.
Common Core:
•L.3.1.h Use coordinating and subordinating conjunctions.
•L.4.1 Demonstrate command of the conventions of standard English grammar and usage when writing or speaking.
•L.5.1.a Explain the function of conjunctions, prepositions, and interjections in general and their function in particular sentences.



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Legend of the Bluebonnet: Language & Literacy Speech Compa
Legend of the Bluebonnet: Language & Literacy Speech Compa
Legend of the Bluebonnet: Language & Literacy Speech Compa
Legend of the Bluebonnet: Language & Literacy Speech Compa