Scaredy Squirrel is a great children's book written by Mélanie Watt. I love Scaredy Squirrel because it is a hilarious book filled with vocabulary words that are unfamiliar to many elementary students. Scaredy Squirrel is also fairly popular and should be easily accessible in your school or local library!
This product is for elementary age students and is comprised of 7 worksheets that focus on: sequencing (2), social skills, advantages/disadvantages, vocabulary, articulation, and grammar.
I’ve modeled this book companion after my popular “Every Goal” units for upper level students. If you’ve never used an “Every Goal” unit, here’s how it works with this book companion:
1. Read Scaredy Squirrel with your students. Engage in conversation and do comprehension checks. Expand, elaborate, and teach as needed.
2. When you’re finished reading, hand out the worksheets based on student goal areas. Students work individually or in small groups to complete the worksheets. Rotate through the students and prompt, cue, and model as needed. (These worksheets can also be facilitated by you and not handed out if your students can not read and write.)
3. Ask students to present their work to the group.
4. This book companion also comes with a game that can be played at the end of the session or in an introductory or follow up lesson to Scaredy Squirrel.