Speech & Language Book Companion: Rosie Revere, Engineer

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Speech & Language Book Companion: Rosie Revere, Engineer

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!

Help your students build their background knowledge of famous inventions following the theme in the story, Rosie Revere, Engineer. Inventions include the slinky, chocolate chip cookie, silly putty, sticky notes, play-doh, and velcro. Explore details of each invention following a similar format of original purpose, category, parts and function. Finished papers can be used as visual support to then describe, compare, and contrast inventions.
Reading Passage: For each structure, students will read the passage explaining the original purpose, category, parts and function Tip: You can model how to annotate by color coding each description title (original purpose, category, parts and function) with a highlighter and then using the same color to highlight that portion of the text.
I can describe: For each invention, students will be able to reference the passage to write descriptions of original purpose, category, parts and function.
Function: For each invention, students will be able to reference the passage to write the function of the item.

Using memory strategies of repetition, visual cues, and key words, students are exposed to 8 target vocabulary words from Rosie Revere, Engineer by Andrea Beaty.
•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!)
•Puzzle piece vocabulary cards (two sizes): each puzzle set has a picture,
word, and simple definition. You can choose to cut them apart for
students to match or keep them whole to display on word wall/pocket
chart/bulletin board.

Explore characters in Rosie Revere, Engineer: Rosie and Great Aunt Rose
•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.
•Character writing prompt/sentence level: Choose one character and describe traits supporting with story details
•Describing character traits/paragraph level: Choose a character, name three traits, support with evidence, draw the character.

•Mini anchor chart provides visual cues to teach this concept.
•Picture sort: Students sort pictures between the following categories: machines/tools; emotions/relatives; things that fly/jobs; recyclable materials/something you build. 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.

Using visual cues and memory strategies, students will summarize events from Rosie Revere, Engineer.
•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 Rosie as well as Great Great Aunt Rose. 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.

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
--inventions using the characteristics original purpose, category, parts, function;
--Rosie and Great-great-aunt Rose using age, character traits, goals, gender;
--Hot air balloon and airplane by location, category, function, parts
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 items using a Venn diagram

Learning how to use context clues to make guesses is an important skill that can be embedded throughout the reading of Rosie Revere, Engineer.
•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.

•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.

These thought-provoking questions help students think deeper about concepts covered throughout Rosie Revere, Engineer.
•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. Answers can be given verbally or students can use sticky notes or write on dry erase boards.
•Written response: Students can use the template to answer the essential questions. This can be done individually, in pairs, or collectively as a group.

Ideas for extensions and connections. Talk about ideas that would be useful but have yet to be made. Give your students extra materials from your drawer. (You know the one I’m talking about!!!) Let them create an original invention and document their efforts with the template provided.

Interested in more story companions for books by Andrea Beaty? She developed more stories about Iggy's classmates and they are just as incredible as the first!

Speech & Language Book Companion: Iggy Peck, Architect
Speech & Language Book Companion: Ada Twist, Scientist (coming Sept 2016)

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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