This packet is compiled of language and grammar activities to supplement the book “Skeleton Hiccups” by Margery Cuyler. I love beginning my therapy sessions with literacy. For the students who are fluent readers, they enjoy taking turns reading. When I have speech kids in these groups, it gives me the opportunity to monitor their speech sounds while reading. Within this packet you will find:
- Regular and irregular past tense verb cards. I created fronts/backs so you could print on cardstock and laminate or just print the front the fronts for the students to cut out and glue on construction paper. Students can take their cards home to play memory with their parents. There is also an incomplete verb chart that needs filled in. The chart includes both regular and irregular verbs.
- Syntax activity where the students need to unscramble sentences. All of the sentences contain a verb targeted in previous activities.
- “wh” question activity where the students cut out questions and glue them next to the appropriate answers. Questions/answers are all based off of the story.
- Fun crafty activity where the students draw a picture of something that would scare them like the skeleton was scared in the story.
- Sequencing activity. Students have to fill in the missing parts of the story. Once this is completed correctly, the next activity focuses on concepts of before/after. Questions are presented about the story where the students use the sequence of events previously completed to answer the questions.
- Grammar – the last two activities focus on the correct use of the verb “to be”. Present tense (is/are) and past tense (was/were). The sentences include characters from the story.
Please let me know what you think and any input or suggestions are greatly appreciated!