This companion pack contains a variety of activities to target literacy and language skills in ages 4 through 8. Three detailed lesson plans are also included. This companion pack is designed to be used with the book Not Your Typical Dragon. The book is NOT included with this purchase. (Please see below for a way to access this story online for free.)
Not Your Typical Dragon is a humorous story about a dragon who’s a bit different from your normal dragon – he can’t breathe fire! Wait until you see what comes out of his mouth instead! A perfect story for targeting making predictions, sequencing, and understanding that ‘it’s okay to be different’.
Page 4: Pre-Read suggestions
Pages 5-6: Lesson One
Page 7: Worksheet for recalling what Crispin breathed out
Pages 8-10: Lesson Two
Page 11-12: Vocabulary cards for review or matching game
Page 13: Lesson Three
Pages 14-15: Worksheets of imagining Crispin in other settings
Page 16: Worksheet to target sequencing
Pages 17-18: Sequencing cards
Page 19: Game board
Pages 20-22: Comprehension question cards
Page 23: Comprehension questions (listed, not in card format)
Page 24: Additional activities/ideas to use with book
Page 25: Literacy – Count the syllables in each word
Page 26: Literacy – Identify the letter D
Page 27: Literacy – Identify the initial letter of each picture
Page 28: Literacy – Match rhyming pictures
Page 29: Literacy – Write a sentence about your favorite part
Pages 30 Literacy – Story pyramid
Pages 31-32: Worksheets for targeting same and different
Page 33: Class Poll – which item was the funniest?
Pages 34-35: Size sorting cards – target er/est
Pages 36-37: Size sorting mats – target er/est
Pages 38-39: Worksheet targeting patterns (color & b/w versions)
Page 40-41: Tiles for patterning
Page 42: Pattern mat
Page 43: Articulation homework worksheet (fill in target words)
UPDATE (as of 1/25/2016): Unfortunately, WeGiveBooks
decided to close their virtual doors. Therefore, you can no longer access this story online.
Attention: This document can and should be used in conjunction with the book, Not Your Typical Dragon. It should be stated that LyndaSLP123 is not affiliated with the book’s talented author, Dan Bar-el, or the publisher, Viking – A Division of Penguin Young Readers Group.