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Story of the Week (Language and story comprehension)

Grade Levels
PreK - 5th
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205 pages
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  1. This bundle provides you with all that you need to decorate your speech room with FUNCTIONAL decor that also doubles as speech therapy. Your students will never tire of the speech room because the stories, photos, and words keep changing from week to week to week!Display your weekly photos, stories,
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For many specialists, transition time with students in the hall or when entering a new room is wasted time. As a speech pathologist, I know that up to a third of my therapy time may be spent transporting students to my room. I cannot afford for this to be unproductive time.

Imagine having one tool that you can use daily or weekly in the hall and when settling into your room to work on listening comprehension, story retelling, and answering questions. Think about what it would look like to have minimal prep and high buy-in from students.

I designed Story of the Week to be a flexible comprehension and retelling tool for a spectrum of language abilities. There are three leveled stories for each photograph. This product includes engaging photographs, three language levels for stories and questions, and a story retelling rubric.

Story of the Week can be presented to students in a variety of ways including (1) as a wearable transition item, (2) with technology (such as a tablet, smart board, or overhead projector), or (3) as a reading passage.

Students develop speaking/listening and language skills aligned with Common Core State Standards:

CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.3 Identify/describe characters, settings, and events

CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.9 Compare and contrast

CCSS.ELA-Literacy.SL.1 Participate in conversations

CCSS.ELA-Literacy.SL.3 Ask and answer questions

CCSS.ELA-Literacy.SL.4 Describe people, places, things, and events

CCSS.ELA-Literacy.SL.6 Express thoughts clearly and in complete sentences

CCSS.ELA-Literacy.L.1 Use standard English grammar

CCSS.ELA-Literacy.L.6 Use new vocabulary

Story of the Week is a unique program because it provides the opportunity to easily differentiate for individuals with in the group. Although all students use the same high quality, multi-cultural photos, posters and worksheets are divided into the following levels:

Level 1 (Kindergraten-1st grade CCSS level)

Level 2 (2nd-3rd grade CCSS level)

Level 3 (4th-5th+ grade CCSS level)

Watch the movie explanation of how to use Story of the Week here.



❤️ "What a fantastic resource! Thanks for the no prep time saver!! I also appreciate how you provided ideas how to target other skills such as fluency, social communication, and articulation. I just love your products."

❤️ "This is going to be such a great resource! Great visuals. I like the levels. Great for building procedures into the session."



Hi! I'm Cheri, SLP and doctoral student. I'm an Ivy League graduate and creator of one of the first and longest-running speech therapy blogs in the world, Super Power Speech. Since graduating with my master's degree in 2000, I have worked in schools, clinics, hospitals, and private practice. I am a national presenter and have taught students around the world in my online courses. In my free time, you can find me playing soccer with my two teens or reading three books at the same time (in front of the fire, while crocheting).

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