Searching for Home: Narrative-Based Language Intervention Unit - Speech Therapy

Speechy Musings
Grade Levels
K - 5th
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450 pages
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  1. This story grammar and narrative bundle includes my favorite resources for targeting these important skills in your speech therapy sessions! Save over 20% by purchasing the bundle!Please download the previews of each file prior to purchase to make sure it will work for you and your specific caseload
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Searching for Home is an original wordless picture book created specifically with SLPs in mind! Easily target everything from character description to story comprehension, from core vocabulary to tier 2 vocabulary words, and from simple sentence formulation to sentence combining using JUST ONE BOOK!

My story, Searching for Home, was originally written to be wordless, however it also includes 3 levels of text so it can be adapted for a wide variety of students.

After purchasing this resource, you will receive printable color AND outline versions of the book so you can print it again and again (or even share it directly with families!). You'll also receive the book in completely digital formats so you don't even need to print!

There's also 25+ printable and digital activities included that will make planning your therapy sessions around this book quick and easy. Most of the activities included are also available in both color and outlines versions as well.

In addition, I've included an informal narrative assessment, a core vocabulary board with related fringe, and tons of visuals!

The story includes salient story grammar elements and story structure. It can be easily adapted to be longer or shorter – you can tell the complete story in as few as 6 picture scenes.

Here's the specifics of what is included:

Printable Book Versions:

  • Both color and outline versions of the story
  • 3 levels of text + wordless version
  • AAC version of book with 1 symbol highlighted per page
  • Printable mini cards for sequencing and retell

Printable Activities (with editable text boxes):

  • An informal narrative assessment checklist
  • Flashcards/images of items from the story
  • Text and picture matching activity (match the story picture scenes to the text)
  • Low-tech AAC board with core vocabulary + outer space fringe (includes all targeted words in the AAC version of the storybook)
  • Core vocabulary handouts (big, turn, up, look)
  • Basic concept visuals and sorting pages (big, round, hot, far)
  • Character description worksheets
  • Compare and contrast activities
  • Dot pages (for a simple, book-themed reinforcer activity)
  • Feelings worksheets (with illustrations directly from the story!)
  • K/W/L chart for outer space
  • One Sheet Language Lessons based on the book!
  • Sentence combining worksheets
  • Sentence formulation for storytelling – Cut and glue visual icons to create simple sentences to tell the story!
  • Story comprehension worksheets
  • Story retell visuals
  • Suffix visuals and worksheets (targeting -y: stormy, rocky, rainy)
  • Synonym and antonym worksheets
  • Vocabulary worksheets – two levels! (frigid, launch, locate, return, round, search, environment, hostile)
  • WH question activities
  • Writing worksheets – write your own version of the story!

Digital Files:

  • Digital, Click-Through Storybook
  • Boom Card™️ Story Files (all 3 levels of text plus an editable, wordless version)
  • Boom Card™️ Activities – 4 language activities plus 1 simple reinforcer
  • Google Slides™️ Wordless Picture Book with editable text boxes
  • All printable files (in the list above) contain editable text boxes so they can easily be filled out on a computer!

To get a full video tour of what you'll receive after purchase, and to see examples of the files and activities included, click here.

Please download the preview file and check out the video tour to get a good feel for what is included prior to purchase!

And just one last little note, the page count in the product description (~450 pages) is a TOTAL page count. Many of the pages are similar and duplicated (different levels of the picture book, color vs outline versions of pages, etc...).

If you have any questions about this packet, please reach out to team Speechy Musings at and someone will get back to you as soon as possible.

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