The Gardener (Speech Therapy Book Companion)

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PreK - 5th
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A fun unit to accompany the Caldicot Honor book "The Gardener" by Sarah Stewart. The book is not included in this download, however it can be purchased from any book store, borrowed from the library, or found online. The activities in this unit are designed to foster language and articulation skills while also learning from a great picture book.

I highly recommend putting each section into a page protector sleeve and then clipping all of the sleeves together. This method of organization makes it very easy to find and organize your materials.

Note about levels:

PreK: 3-5 word MLU

Level 1: Kindergarten to 1st grade CCSS level

Level 2: 2nd to 3rd grade CCSS level

Level 3: 4th to 5th grade CCSS level

Activities and worksheets are aligned with Common Core State Standards:

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

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

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.4.4 Define and clarify new vocabulary


✔ Basic Concepts page

VOCABULARY (pages 4-14)

✔ 8 Pairs of Level 1 antonyms

✔ Level 1 antonym worksheet

✔ 8 Pairs of Level 2 vocabulary cards

✔ Level 2 vocabulary worksheet

✔ 8 Pairs of Level 3 vocabulary cards

✔ Level 3 vocabulary worksheet

✔ Multiple meaning game board

GRAMMAR - Past Tense (pages 15-22)

✔ 8 Pairs of Level 1 regular past cards Level 1 regular past worksheet

✔ 8 Pairs of Level 2 irregular past tense cards

✔ Level 2 Irregular past worksheet

✔ Complex Sentences game board

SOCIAL LANGUAGE (pages 23-28)

✔ Expected/Unexpected Thumbs Up/Down Cards

✔ Thought Bubbles

✔ 6 Perspective Cards

✔ Perspective Taking Write a Letter

✔ Perspective Taking Worksheet

STORY SEQUENCING (pages 29-32)

✔Story Comprehension Spinner

✔Story Map Worksheet

✔Story Retelling Rubric

GAME BOARD (pages 33-34)

ARTICULATION (pages 35-53)

✔24 mixed /k, g/ cards

✔32 mixed /l/ and /l-blends/ cards

✔32 mixed /r/ and /r-blends/ cards

✔32 mixed /s, z/ and /s-blends/ cards

✔15 mixed /th/ cards

✔100s Challenge



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