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Speech & Language Book Companion: Freckle Juice

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Speech & Language Book Companion: Freckle Juice

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. 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! I have added some Text Dependent Questions as "Chapter Thoughts" to give students more practice answering questions using supporting details from the story. Here are the details:

DEFINING VOCABULARY
Using memory strategies of repetition, visual cues, and key words, students are exposed to 16 target vocabulary words from Freckle Juice.
•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. Words can be taught in smaller chunks by chapter as well. Slip into plastic page protectors and organize in a binder.
•Connect to self written response: Differentiated to two levels…6 main vocabulary words for the entire story or 3 for each chapter with a total of 15 words. Students read a sentence from the story then answer the writing prompt to connect the vocabulary and concepts to self.


VISUALIZING
Using drawing while visualizing concepts from Freckle Juice, 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 Andrew with three emotions and three actions related to story events. This helps them make connections to text


CHARACTER TRAITS
Explore three characters in Freckle Juice,: Andrew, Sharon, and Miss Kelly.
•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.
•Character writing prompt: Choose one character and describe traits supporting with story details

CATEGORIES
•Mini anchor chart provides visual cues to teach this concept.
•Picture sort: Students sort pictures between the following categories: drink/food, money/used when sick, school/home, boy/girl. 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 Freckle Juice.
•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 Andrew as well as Sharon. 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 Andrew & Sharon using the characteristics of age, character traits, freckles, gender. Also describe cookbook and chapter book using the characteristics of shape, function, parts, and location. 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 each chapter of Freckle Juice.
•Mini anchor chart provides visual cues to teach this concept.
•Chapter comic strip pages: Highlights from each chapter are presented visually with thought and speech bubbles. Students can combine all five pages to sequence the events. Connecting words provide structure to retell the story.
•Comic strip template: Students can use the template to sequence the story using their own pictures and words.
•Describe the steps: Freckle Juice retell sequencing prompt



PREDICTING
Learning how to use context clues to make guesses is an important skill that can be embedded throughout the reading of Freckle Juice.
•Mini anchor chart provides visual cues to teach this concept.
•Prediction cards: Use these questions to guide your discussion before each chapter. Glue them in the book prior to each chapter to have them on hand at the right time.

ANSWERING QUESTIONS
Organized by chapter, students will have an opportunity to access 25 comprehension questions through various methods.
•Mini anchor chart provides visual cues to teach this concept.
•Question board with visual answer choice cues: Separated by chapter, students will have 5 comprehension questions for each section of Freckle Juice. 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. Good opportunity to practice writing complete sentences/answers.
•Question cards: Use these questions to guide your discussion after each chapter. Glue them in the book on the last page of each chapter to have them on hand at the right time. (These are the same questions as the question board, just in a different format)
•Written response form: Students write their answers to each of the questions. (These are the same questions as the question board, also organized by chapter).
•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.
•Chapter Thoughts: Text Dependent Questions to challenge higher level thinking and application of literacy and language skills.


ESSENTIAL QUESTIONS
These thought-provoking questions help students think deeper about concepts covered throughout Freckle Juice.
•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.


NOVEL CONTRACT
•Cover sheet and Novel Contract Checklist: I have provided samples from what I used when I pushed in to a third grade class. I made them an organized checklist because there were some days I would be in there leading the group and other days they had to work independently on the packet. I have also included some blank templates.

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 © 2015 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: Freckle Juice
Speech & Language Book Companion: Freckle Juice
Speech & Language Book Companion: Freckle Juice
Speech & Language Book Companion: Freckle Juice