No-prep activities for language and phonological awareness goals to be used with The Gigantic Turnip story. This is a quick and effective packet to use with RTI reading or speech language therapy groups.
For Speech-Language Pathologists and reading specialists working with students in preschool – 1st grade targeting speech and language goals:
✔ initial sounds – m, b, n, p, k, g
✔ spatial concepts
✔ basic temporal terms
Which animal will help the old man and woman pull the gigantic turnip from the ground? Kids will be shocked by the outcome of this cumulative Russian tale.
Bluebird Speech Pre-Literacy Storybook Companions
incorporate phonological awareness and vocabulary building drill activities in the context of whole-language storybook intervention.
Research shows that this hybrid approach has positive effects on emergent literacy skills and spoken language (Munro, Lee, & Baker, 2008).
Use 52 NO PREP worksheets related to the story to supplement your awesome whole-language reading approaches!
• This is a 52 printable page download (123 total pages with instructions, black & white versions, credits, and interactive/no print file).
• Included are 4 phonological and language activities to be used with The Gigantic Turnip by Aleksei Tolstoy and Niamh Sharkey.
• This product is designed to be used as a companion to the books, not as a stand-alone product.
Use in Fall or Spring when during harvest or gardening season!
Where & How:
Use in individual or small group speech sessions. Each activity can be used during a session or target different student goals in one session. Does not include book reading time.
Students color matching pictures while practicing rhyme words, initial sounds, and syllables. Target pre-literacy skills of letter-sound knowledge. (11 pages)
Blend and segment onsets and rimes of single-syllable spoken words.
Demonstrate basic knowledge of one-to-one letter-sound correspondences by producing the primary sound or many of the most frequent sounds for each consonant.
Isolate and pronounce initial, medial vowel, and final sounds (phonemes) in spoken single-syllable words.
Choose a No Print or No Prep version! Students circle the correct prepositions by answering the WH question “where”. Students practice simple sentences using the visual cues. (8 pages in color and black and white)
Use the most frequently occurring prepositions (e.g., to, from, in, out, on, off, for, of, by, with).
Use frequently occurring prepositions (e.g., during, beyond, toward).
With prompting and support, ask and answer questions about key details in a text.
Ask and answer questions about key details in a text.
Choose between No Prep or No Print versions! Students draw a line from the event that happened FIRST to the event that happened NEXT in the story. They must choose from 3 picture choices. A BONUS interactive, no print PDF is also included for students to interact with on a computer (e.g. Adobe Reader) or tablet (e.g. iBooks). (17 pages in color and black and white)
Use a combination of drawing, dictating, and writing to narrate a single event or several loosely linked events, tell about the events in the order in which they occurred, and provide a reaction to what happened.
Write narratives in which they recount two or more appropriately sequenced events, include some details regarding what happened, use temporal words to signal event order, and provide some sense of closure.
Students color the items that match the category, function, or attribute. Students practice simple sentences using the visual cues. (8 pages)
Sort words into categories (e.g., colors, clothing) to gain a sense of the concepts the categories represent.
Use frequently occurring nouns and verbs.
Produce and expand complete sentences in shared language activities.
Sort common objects into categories (e.g., shapes, foods) to gain a sense of the concepts the categories represent.
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A COLOR OF HIS OWN File Folder Activity
UPDATES on 11/8/16:
No Print activities added to work on prepositions and sequencing.