The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind Book Companion for Mixed Group Speech Therapy

The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind Book Companion for Mixed Group Speech Therapy
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The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind Book Companion for Mixed Group Speech Therapy
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The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind Book Companion for Mixed Group Speech Therapy
The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind Book Companion for Mixed Group Speech Therapy
The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind Book Companion for Mixed Group Speech Therapy
The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind Book Companion for Mixed Group Speech Therapy
The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind Book Companion for Mixed Group Speech Therapy
The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind Book Companion for Mixed Group Speech Therapy
The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind Book Companion for Mixed Group Speech Therapy
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"As always, your book selection, target skills, activity ideas and materials are ideal for addressing speech and language needs in the school setting. The kids also stay motivated! Thank you so much for helping to add this valuable resource to my SLP toolbox." Use with upper elementary during science units on wind energy.

The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind: Picture Book Edition is based on a true story about a boy named William and his village in Malawi. Find out if William can build a windmill out of junkyard scraps to help his village.

Who: For Speech-Language Pathologists working with 3rd – 5th grade level students and targeting language, articulation, and pragmatics goals:

Synonyms

Antonyms

Multiple Meaning Words

Figurative Language

Grade-Level Vocabulary

Character Choices (Pragmatics)

Story Elements

Middle & Late Developing Sounds

Compound sentences

Subordinating conjunction – “so that”

Reasoning

What:

• This is an 31 page download (86 total pages with title, instructions, answer keys, and credits).

• Included are 8 narrative-based PRACTICE & PASTE activities and 17 later-developing speech sounds to be targeted with The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind: Picture Book Edition by William Kamkwamba & Bryan Mealer.

• This product is designed to be used as a companion to the book, not as a stand-alone product.

When: During student science unit on wind, electricity, renewable energy, etc. or spring time.

Where & How: Use in individual or small group speech sessions. Can be used across 7-8 thirty-minute sessions, not including the book reading time.

ACTIVITIES INCLUDED

Activity 1 & 2: Synonyms and Antonyms Practice & Paste Sheets

COMMON CORE

L.3.5.C Distinguish shades of meaning among related words that describe states of mind or degrees of certainty (e.g., knew, believed, suspected, heard, wondered).

L.4.5.C Demonstrate understanding of words by relating them to their opposites (antonyms) and to words with similar but not identical meanings (synonyms).

L.5.5.C Use the relationship between particular words (e.g., synonyms, antonyms, homographs) to better understand each of the words.

Activity 3: Multiple Meaning Words Practice & Paste Sheets

COMMON CORE

L.3.4 Determine or clarify the meaning of unknown and multiple-meaning word and phrases based on grade 3 reading and content, choosing flexibly from a range of strategies.

L.4.4 Determine or clarify the meaning of unknown and multiple-meaning words and phrases based on grade 4 reading and content, choosing flexibly from a range of strategies.

L.5.4 Determine or clarify the meaning of unknown and multiple-meaning words and phrases based on grade 5 reading and content, choosing flexibly from a range of strategies.

Activity 4: Figurative Language Practice & Paste Sheets

COMMON CORE

L.3.5 Demonstrate understanding of figurative language, word relationships and nuances in word meanings.

L.4.5. Demonstrate understanding of figurative language, word relationships, and nuances in word meanings.

L.5.5.a Interpret figurative language, including similes and metaphors, in context.

Activity 5: Vocabulary Practice & Paste Sheets

COMMON CORE

RL.3.4 Determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in a text, distinguishing literal from nonliteral language.

RL.4.4 Determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in a text, including those that allude to significant characters found in mythology (e.g., Herculean).

RL.5.4 Determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in a text, including figurative language such as metaphors and similes.

Activity 6: Character Choices (Pragmatics) Practice & Paste Sheets

COMMON CORE

R.1 Read closely to determine what the text says explicitly and to make logical inferences from it; cite specific textual evidence when writing or speaking to support conclusions drawn from the text.

RL.4.1 Refer to details and examples in a text when explaining what the text says explicitly and when drawing inferences from the text.

RL.5.1Quote accurately from a text when explaining what the text says explicitly and when drawing inferences from the text.

Activity 7: Story Elements Practice & Paste Sheets

RL.3.3Describe characters in a story (e.g., their traits, motivations, or feelings) and explain how their actions contribute to the sequence of events

RL.4.3Describe in depth a character, setting, or event in a story or drama, drawing on specific details in the text (e.g., a character's thoughts, words, or actions).

RL.5.2Determine a theme of a story, drama, or poem from details in the text, including how characters in a story or drama respond to challenges or how the speaker in a poem reflects upon a topic; summarize the text.

Activity 8: Conjunction Writing Sheets

COMMON CORE

L.3.1.h Use coordinating and subordinating conjunctions.

L.4.1 Demonstrate command of the conventions of standard English grammar and usage when writing or speaking.

Language 5.1.a Explain the function of conjunctions, prepositions, and interjections in general and their function in particular sentences.

Activity 9: Middle & Later Developing Sound Articulation Practice & Paste Sheets

COMMON CORE

SL.3.1 Engage effectively in a range of collaborative discussions (one-on-one, in groups, and teacher-led) with diverse partners on grade 3 topics and texts, building on others' ideas and expressing their own clearly.

SL.4.1 Engage effectively in a range of collaborative discussions (one-on-one, in groups, and teacher-led) with diverse partners on grade 4 topics and texts, building on others' ideas and expressing their own clearly.

SL.5.1 Engage effectively in a range of collaborative discussions (one-on-one, in groups, and teacher-led) with diverse partners on grade 5 topics and texts, building on others' ideas and expressing their own clearly.

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Log in to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Use the relationship between particular words (e.g., synonyms, antonyms, homographs) to better understand each of the words.
Interpret figurative language, including similes and metaphors, in context.
Determine or clarify the meaning of unknown and multiple-meaning words and phrases based on grade 5 reading and content, choosing flexibly from a range of strategies.
Explain the function of conjunctions, prepositions, and interjections in general and their function in particular sentences.
Demonstrate understanding of words by relating them to their opposites (antonyms) and to words with similar but not identical meanings (synonyms).
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