Story Elements | Spring Speech and Language Activities

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Use this book companion with any book- it's perfect for the upper elementary speech therapy and special education crowd when working on story elements! If you're looking for spring speech and language activities, you will for sure want to take a look at this no prep "any book" book companion!

The following book companion speech and language worksheets are included in this spring book companion:

(1) Identifying Story Elements: this speech therapy or special education umbrella-themed worksheet instructs the student to look at the cover and any pictures in the book, quickly scan the text, and see if he/ she can determine the characters, where the story takes place, when the story takes place, and what the story might be about. Page 3

(1) Talk & Sketch: This worksheet allows the student to talk about story elements and “retell” the story as he/ she goes. It’s perfect for the speech therapy or special education student who really needs the story to be broken down in smaller steps. Page 4

(2) Story Maps: 2 story maps are provided for story retell. One allows the student to draw important elements (story beginning, problem, story events, resolution), while the other story map allows student to write important story elements. Pages 5-6

(1) Cause & Effect: the student is instructed to draw a picture of an event that occurred in the story, then draw a picture of what happened next. In addition, the student is instructed to form a complete sentence explaining the cause & effect using a “so” statement. An example is provided. Page 7

(1) Problem & Resolution: this worksheet features a thundercloud (where the student documents the story problem) and a sun (where the student documents the resolution). Page 8

(1) Spin & Answer: this comprehension worksheet instructs the student spin a spinner (using a pencil and paperclip) and answer wh comprehension questions after each paragraph. Please note, this is open-ended and questions are not provided: the SLP/ teacher will ask a wh-question related to the spring themed story, depending on which target word the student landed on. Page 9

(1) Vocabulary: student determines the meanings of unfamiliar words using context clues. In addition, student locates multiple meaning words within the text. Page 10

(2) Homonyms: student creates spoken sentences for each homonym. (1) Homonyms worksheet is open-ended- write down any homonyms noted in the story. The other worksheet provides common homonyms that may likely occur in the story. Pages 11-12

(1) Vocabulary: Synonyms & Antonyms: SLP/teacher writes target word, student provides a synonym and antonym for it. Page 13

(1): Watering Can Categories: SLP/ teacher chooses 2 categories related to the story, student lists 3-4 items in each category. Page 14

(1) Draw & Describe: student describes a character from the story using descriptive vocabulary terms. Page 15

(3) Figurative Language: 3 total worksheets to target spring themed idioms. Student discusses idiom meaning then answers questions. Pages 16-18

(3) Stormy Emotions: 3 leveled emotion worksheets are provided to target inferring character feelings. Pages 19- 21

(1) What Went Wrong? Discuss what social skills a character FORGOT to use during the story. Page 22

(1) Negation: student answers negation questions related to the story. Page 23

(1) Forming Sentences: student answers wh comprehension questions using complete sentences. Page 24

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Speech Therapy Challenge Bundle (following complex directions, auditory processing, receptive and expressive language]

Middle School Reading Comprehension

Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone by JK Rowling Book Companion

Middle School Speech and Language [Greek gods/ goddesses theme}

Middle School Speech and Language {Ancient Egypt theme}

Coordinating Conjunctions

Relative Clauses

Middle School Grammar Worksheets

Idioms (Idiom Match Worksheets)

Synonyms (Synonym Match Worksheets)

Would You Rather?

Semantic Relationships (middle school speech therapy)

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