"Let it Fall" by Maryann Cocca-Leffler: a Language, Literacy, and Speech Companion
ALL COLOR packet- if black and white desired, please print as BW in your printer settings
If you’re anything like me, you often have groups of students with a variety of goals being seen together. It can be frustrating to target a variety of goals at varying levels and take data all at the same time! With this companion packet to Maryann Cocca-Leffler’s, “Let it Fall,” you will have the tools to target multiple goals for a variety of students/clients!
I love this book because it is rich in language without being wordy. It also targets useful vocabulary at varying levels and can be used with articulation goals too! Fall is my favorite season so I wanted to provide enough activities that could be used over multiple sessions so as to really drill vocabulary and provide good carryover skills.
I hope you enjoy using this resource! Thank you for all you do!
DIRECTIONS FOR USE:
Vocabulary Cards: You can do a variety of things with these cards. First, I would print them on cardstock (and laminate if desired) and introduce them to your students as you read the book or during a second book reading. Then, use cards with sentence strips to make sentences about the pictures and work on expressive language. Print out 2 copies and turn cards over to play a matching game for reinforcing skills!
Pumpkin and Leaf worksheets: directions are on worksheets- these activities target expressive language but can also be used with receptive goals for following directions!
“Wh” cards and boardgame: Print and cut out cards. Stack them face-down and take turns answering questions while moving your game-piece around the board. Roll a dice to see how far you can go!
Multiple Meaning worksheets: Discuss the multiple-meaning words found in the book. Then write the 2 definitions and/or draw pictures of the 2 meanings. Allow your students to use a dictionary if desired.
Conversation Cards: Perfect for targeting social skills goals! Conversation cards can be used in place of the “wh” cards (or mixed in with them!) to play with the boardgame.
Pickin’ Apples baskets and artic words: Print out the basket pictures and glue them to paper lunch bags. Scatter apple cards around the room and have the kids “pick apples” while saying their target words. Included are initial /f/ words, initial blends, and final consonant practice. Another option would be to use with sentence strips to make sentences!
*18 vocabulary photo cards
* 5 sentence strips with blank spaces for expressive language production
* 2 coloring pages with sentence production prompts
* 18 "wh" questions
* 1 fall themed board game
* 2 worksheets for multiple meaning words (6 words/12 definitions in total)
* 9 conversation cards
* 2 basket images for apple picking activity
* 9 initial /f/ articulation cards
* 9 initial blend articulation/phonology cards
* 9 final consonant production cards