Reading Comprehension and Questions {Letters to Santa Christmas Edition}

Reading Comprehension and Questions {Letters to Santa Christmas Edition}
Reading Comprehension and Questions {Letters to Santa Christmas Edition}
Reading Comprehension and Questions {Letters to Santa Christmas Edition}
Reading Comprehension and Questions {Letters to Santa Christmas Edition}
Reading Comprehension and Questions {Letters to Santa Christmas Edition}
Reading Comprehension and Questions {Letters to Santa Christmas Edition}
Reading Comprehension and Questions {Letters to Santa Christmas Edition}
Reading Comprehension and Questions {Letters to Santa Christmas Edition}
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❅ Writing letters to Santa is a fun Christmas tradition! Incorporate these letters to Santa into your ELA lessons and/or speech and language therapy sessions! In fact, this packet is the perfect solution to mixed therapy groups that have students who are working articulation, language and/or fluency. For nonreaders, this can be used as a great listening comprehension activity! Did you know that listening comprehension is an important prerequisite for reading comprehension?

What’s in this download? How do I use it?
► 14 Letters to Santa - each one featuring a specific phoneme or blend for articulation practice. Targets include /r/, vocalic r, /r/ blends, /s/, /z/, /s/ blends, /l/, /l/ blends, sh, ch, j, th, /f/, and /v/. Send these home for articulation homework!

►Task cards for each letter with higher order questions. These can be used as a writing task or for discussion. The variety of questioning allows for a whole range of critical thinking skills to be applied! For language therapy (or all students) answer these aloud and/or in writing on the spaces provided.

For addressing articulation with students who can read, have the students read the letter featuring their target sound. Discuss to address carryover of the phoneme into conversational speech. Have them highlight all words containing the target sound if they need a visual cue

For addressing articulation with students who cannot read, have students search their assigned letter and highlight all words that contain their target sound. Read the letter to the child and discuss. Have the student drill with the highlighted words!

For ELA classroom use, this packet addresses a variety of reading comprehension skills. Use all 14 letters regardless of phoneme. You can use the letters for guided or shared reading, or have the students read independently and complete the task cards.

For addressing language comprehension and/or expression with students who can read, have the student read a letter (regardless of target sound unless they also have articulation needs). Then discuss or have the student write answers on the task card, or answer the questions orally (especially if you are in an time crunch!). Provide scaffolding as needed to build comprehension and to build expression needed to answer the questions.

For addressing listening comprehension and/or expression with students who can read, read any of the letters aloud to the student. Then discuss and have the students orally answer the questions provided. Provide scaffolding as needed to build comprehension and expression needed to answer the questions.

For addressing fluency (stuttering) with students who can read, have the student read any letter aloud. Discuss to address carryover of fluency enhancing strategies you have been teaching into conversational speech. If dysfluencies occur, note which sounds/words/phrases they occur with and practice strategies in those contexts. For stutterers who need practice with strategies in conversation or in pressured situations, have the student present their letter to the class or therapy group. Positively reinforce fluent speech. You could even video this and have the child evaluate his presentation!

For addressing fluency (stuttering) for students who cannot read, read any letter to the student, and discuss. Remind the student to use his/her fluency enhancing strategies during discussion. Pose the questions that correspond to that specific letter. Talk about any dysfluencies that occur during these tasks. Keep note of dysfluent contexts, and address those when possible.

A word about the included questions/task cards: Questions require students to apply skills ranging from comparing/contrasting, making personal connections, using context clues to decipher unknown vocabulary in context, drawing conclusions, giving opinions, making inferences, and defending responses with evidence. The task cards can be used for 1) the students to write on, 2) or they can be shown on a projector to answer orally 3) or the questions can be answered in a notebook.

✍ Allow students to color the Christmas images on the letters and task cards if desired and/or if time allows.

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