My students can’t get enough of these adapted stories and keep challenging me to write more. This one is for Thanksgiving and has the child saying things that they are thankful for.
I have included 3 different versions of the poem. I have groups with a variety of children so I use all three, however, look through them and see what is best for your students.
The first version has a rebus picture sentence and a single word. This is perfect for students learning single words but also stimulates full sentence repetition. The child is involved in placing the matching word on the picture so this helps keep their attention and make them more active learners.
Rebus Sentence Support: I find that when I give a visual sentence for my students to read they feel like they are doing the reading. They follow the sentence from left to right. As the sentence has similar words children often are able to say these words and the pictures in the book help them label them.
Story: The last is just the story that either a child could read or the adult.
I love using binder rings for these stories as if you feel that there are too many pages you can always take out some. This particular book lists all the things a child might be thankful for so it is great for vocabulary building however since there is no central story line you can take out or re-order based on your own child's needs.
CAUTION: two of the books are constructed so that they use half pages. You print off 6 pages and it equals 12 pages of a story.
The Adapted book YOU DON"T CUT THE LAST PAGE IN HALF. You leave it whole as that is where you are going to put all the picture icons on and then it leaves them all visible for the student to place in the story.