Speech & Language Book Companion: A Bad Case of Stripes

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Speech & Language Book Companion: A Bad Case of Stripes

This packet is jammed and crammed with opportunities to increase language skills. I am using it with my speech/language pull-out and co-teaching groups across grade levels. (There are a range of leveled materials and target concepts to make the story accessible and fun for a variety of ages and needs). It could be utilized by SLPs, teachers, parents, ELL teachers, for enrichment of younger students, as supportive learning for older students struggling with reading and language skills, during summer book clubs...the list goes on!

VOCABULARY
Using memory strategies of repetition, visual cues, and key words, students are exposed to 8 target vocabulary words from A Bad Case of Stripes.
•Mini anchor chart provides visual cues to teach this concept.
•Picture and word cards: Print for word wall, pocket chart, or to attach directly to the pages of the story. (I print two pages to a sheet to get a smaller size for the book)
•“The important thing about”: This repetitive structure becomes familiar to students and increases recall. I use this to pre-teach, teach, and re-teach. Slip into plastic page protectors and organize in a binder.
•Connect to self written response: Students read a sentence from the story then answer the writing prompt to connect the vocabulary and concepts to self. (I’ve also included the word “important” in case your students need to learn this word too!)
•Writing template: Students cut & paste word and definition strips then write their own descriptive sentence. Optional – save time or support for different needs by coloring filled-in template.


VISUALIZING
Using drawing while visualizing concepts from A Bad Case of Stripes, students will make connections to the text.
•Mini anchor chart provides visual cues to teach this concept.
•Students draw pictures to create a picture of Camilla with three emotions and three actions related to story events. This helps them make connections to text.


CHARACTER TRAITS
Explore three characters in A Bad Case of Stripes: Camilla Cream, experts, parents
•Mini anchor chart provides visual cues to teach this concept.
•Matching character traits: Differentiated to two levels. For each character, students choose 5 matching character traits from a word bank. They can write or cut/paste the answers. To look closer at each character, students choose inside and outside traits from the word bank. (one set in color in case you want print and display in class…another set in b/w for printing options)
•Character writing prompt: Choose one character and describe traits supporting with story details
•Describing character traits: Choose a character, name three traits, support with evidence, draw the character.


CATEGORIES
•Mini anchor chart provides visual cues to teach this concept.
•Picture sort: Students sort pictures between the following categories: stripes./spots; sick/school; vegetables/fruit; jobs/clothing. Use the sorting mats to sort between two or four categories. Can make a book or poster using any or all of the categories and items
•Category Cards: Present these cards in a variety of ways (in a recipe box, scavenger hunt, magnetic spinner on the board, Go Fish, in teams, etc.). Students can generate answers orally or written.
•Generate lists: Students use category cards to generate a list of items in each of the stated categories. Written template provided.


SUMMARIZING
Using visual cues and memory strategies, students will summarize events from A Bad Case of Stripes.
•Mini anchor chart provides visual cues to teach this concept.
•Students write sentences using the framework “Somebody Wanted But So Then”. Written template provided in two versions.
•Two perspectives: Using the familiar structure “Somebody Wanted But So Then”, students will summarize from the perspective of the experts as well as Camilla. Visual cards allow students to organize in various manners (booklet, sentence strip, poster, etc.)
•Blank Template: This allows students to draw and write a 5 part summary. They can use visuals from the other materials as a guide or put their own spin on it.


COMPARE & CONTRAST
Using descriptive language and a visual template, students learn how to make comparisons.
•Mini anchor chart provides visual cues to teach this concept.
•Describing items: students will describe The Old Woman and the Experts using the characteristics of age, character traits, gender, occupation. Also describe lima beans and medicine using the characteristics of taste, function, color, size. Student directions are written as first, next, last. Written template provided.
•Venn diagram: Using the descriptive template, they will then compare and contrast the two concepts using a Venn diagram


SEQUENCING
Using pictures and a visual template, students will sequence main ideas from A Bad Case of Stripes.
•Mini anchor chart provides visual cues to teach this concept.
•5 part Sequence Picture Cards: Cut out and laminate. Use in a pocket chart or attach magnets to use for story retell.
•5 part story sequence poster
•Sequence Frame: use at two differentiated levels. Students can either write a 5 part story sequence or they can use the sequence strips to cut/paste and order the events.
•Comic strip template: Students can use the template to sequence the story in 5 steps using their own pictures and words.
•3 part sequence: Students use a basic 3 part order to sequence the beginning, middle, and end. :Cut out and laminate. Use in a pocket chart or attach magnets to use for story retell.
•3 part sequence frame: cut out pictures and paste in order of beginning, middle, end.
•Describe the steps: writing sequencing prompt about steps to take if you were covered in stripes


PREDICTING
Learning how to use context clues to make guesses is an important skill that can be embedded throughout the reading of A Bad Case of Stripes.
•Mini anchor chart provides visual cues to teach this concept.
•Prediction cards: Use these questions to guide your discussion as you read the story. Glue them in the book on the indicated pages to have them on hand at the right time.


ANSWERING QUESTIONS
•Mini anchor chart provides visual cues to teach this concept.
•Question board with visual answer choice cues: There are 5 comprehension questions (one of each WH- question). For students who need the extra support., the question board has visual cues for the type of WH question being asked as well as picture choices for answers. (I cover up the picture/word answer choices with a sticky note and only reveal if students need that layer of support) You can also cut and glue them in the book if you would like to have them on hand to ask as you read.
•Written response form: Students write their answers to each of the questions. (These are the same questions as the question board).
•WH? Spinner: Attach a brad and paperclip to the center of this and use as an interactive game to answer the comprehension questions. You can also use on board with a magnetic spinner.
•Story Thoughts: Text Dependent Questions to challenge higher level thinking and application of literacy and language skills. (two pages, 8 questions, drawing and
written response) I have two formats in case your students need the lines for writing.


ESSENTIAL QUESTIONS
These thought-provoking questions help students think deeper about concepts covered throughout A Bad Case of Stripes.
•Mini anchor chart provides visual cues to teach this concept.
•Essential question cards: Use in a pocket chart, as magnets on the board, or as a part of a ticket in/ ticket out system. Two formats to meet your display needs.
•Written response: Students can use the template to answer the essential questions. This can be done individually, in pairs, or collectively as a group.


I know this is a lot of information to absorb. Feel free to email me with questions at emily@thespeechpathforkids.com or leave a question on the Q/A tab.

Copyright © 2016 Emily Richardson, M.S., CCC-SLP; thespeechpathforkids.com. All rights reserved by author. Permission to copy limited to single classroom use only.

Enjoy! Emily
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Speech & Language Book Companion: A Bad Case of Stripes
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Speech & Language Book Companion: A Bad Case of Stripes
Speech & Language Book Companion: A Bad Case of Stripes