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The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind: Mixed Group Upper Elementary Speech Companion

The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind: Mixed Group Upper Elementary Speech Companion
The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind: Mixed Group Upper Elementary Speech Companion
The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind: Mixed Group Upper Elementary Speech Companion
The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind: Mixed Group Upper Elementary Speech Companion
The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind: Mixed Group Upper Elementary Speech Companion
The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind: Mixed Group Upper Elementary Speech Companion
The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind: Mixed Group Upper Elementary Speech Companion
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This is a great book to 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:
• vocabulary
• describing
• articulation of R in blends, prevocalic, and postvocalic position
• synonyms
• antonyms
• multiple meaning words
• pragmatics/social behaviors
• compound sentences
• subordinating conjunction – “so that”
• reasoning

What:
• This is an 18 page download (58 total pages with title, instructions, answer keys, and credits).
• Included are 7 narrative-based speech intervention worksheets to be used 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 6-7 thirty-minute sessions, not including the book reading time.

ACTIVITIES INCLUDED

Activity 1: Vocabulary Memory (BONUS black & white version)
A fun way to pre-teach or review vocabulary. Divide picture cards and definition cards and place face-down on table. Students take turns picking one word card and one definition card. If they find a match, that student keeps the card and takes another turn.
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 2: 100 Punches Describing
Your students will not stop describing! Describe each item from the story using the question prompts provided or EET. Students punch a hole for each accurate detail. Punch a hole in the corner and secure with a paperclip for home practice.

The author of this product is not affiliated with the author or publisher of Expanding Expression Tool (EET).
COMMON CORE
RI.3.4 Determine the meaning of general academic and domain-specific words and phrases in a text relevant to a grade 3 topic or subject area.
RI.4.4 Determine the meaning of general academic and domain-specific words or phrases in a text relevant to a grade 4 topic or subject area.
RI.5.4 Determine the meaning of general academic and domain-specific words and phrases in a text relevant to a grade 5 topic or subject area.

Activity3: 100 Punches Articulation R
Many of my 3rd – 5th grade students are working on R so why not target words from the story? Highlight the word, sentence or prompt based on the student’s goal. Students punch a hole for each accurate production and work on self-discrimination. Punch a hole in the corner and secure with a paperclip for home practice.
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.

Activity4: Synonyms and Antonyms Worksheet (NO PREP)
Find and write the correct synonym and antonym of words from the story in the columns provided. Answer key provided.
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 5: Multiple Meaning Words Worksheet (NO PREP)
Find and write the correct meanings of multiple meaning words from the story in the columns provided. Answer key provided.
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 6: Expected vs. Unexpected Worksheet (NO PREP)
Target pragmatics! Read each choice made by characters from the story and decide if the choice is expected or unexpected in your community. Explain your answer in the space provided. Sample answers provided.
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: Windmill Conjunction Activity (BONUS editable version)
Ask students to color and cut out the windmill. Use the reinforcer game to target student goals while they color. Ask students to think of reasons why William needed electricity. Then have students write down how they use electricity on the provided response strips using the subordinating conjunction “so that”. Use a brad fastener to secure the response strips to the center of the windmill.
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.
L.5.1.a Explain the function of conjunctions, prepositions, and interjections in general and their function in particular sentences.


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