Created by Desiree Rusch-Winterbottom, M.A. CCC-SLP
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Incorporate your articulation goals into your literacy units with this easy print and go articulation set for the popular children’s book Stellaluna, which can be differentiated to be used with many grade levels in speech therapy!
The words are all derived from the vocabulary in the book to increase phonemic awareness as your students listen to the story and identify words with targeted sounds. The following sounds are included on the packet in the initial position of words as they occur in the story:
• /k/ (written as “c” in the product due to all of the words beginning with c in the story)
Here are a few ways that I have adapted the activity to use with my students. (Please view preview above for photos). I would love to hear your ideas. Please leave feedback and let me know what you think!
Students listened for words containing their targeted sound during the shared story and comprehension activity.
The comprehension cards were from the Stellaluna book companion from GoldCountrySLP and can be found here:
Students used clothespins adorned with bats to clip their bats with their targeted sound onto a tomato cage (a.k.a. bat cave). They LOVED this. If you are like me and have a “black thumb”, you can purchase an inexpensive tomato cage at hardware store. This was so popular with my students that my tomato cage will definitely become a regular in my therapy rotation!
Another favorite is when the golf tees and hammer come out to hammer our sounds into the pumpkin! I simply made a photocopy of the Stellaluna cards before cutting them out (no need to waste ink) and we used a toy hammer to attach them onto a pumpkin. My rule is that every time the hammer hits the tee, they must say their word (or a syllable for multisyllabic words ex. sur-vive). They get a TON of repetitions per turn and I love that it pairs their targeted word with a motor movement to make it more realistic of what they encounter outside the speech therapy room.
Another bonus~ the cards fit in Cariboo!
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