This packet is meant to be used a a companion to the book The Little Mouse, The Red Ripe Strawberry, and the Big Hungry Bear by Don and Audrey Wood. You will need to purchase of find access to the book separately.
This packet is intended to be used for speech or language activities. However, the activities may be useful for other whole group activities and literacy activities. This packet contains the following activities:
Pages 1-2: Cover page and packet instructions/intended use
Pages 3-6 Articulation/Phonology Reinforcers: Page 6 includes cut outs to make a paper bag bear. Cut out the pieces, laminate (if you wish), and glue onto a brown paper bag. Color the belly of the bag if you wish. An example photo is included on this page. Page 3 & 4 include strawberries to cut out and laminate. When practicing your targeted sounds at the level you are practicing, use the strawberries as a reinforcer for the student to feed the paper bag bear after each word or targeted amount of trials for an activity. Page 5 includes another option in case you like the words already on the card. Laminate page 5 and use a wet erase marker to write your targeted words for the student.
Page 7 Smash Mat: Use this smash mat as a reinforcer with play doh. Can print multiples.
Pg 8-9 Spatial Concepts Strawberry: Cut out & laminate the strawberry. Let the student hold the strawberry as they follow directions to hide the strawberry from the bear! There is a blank one provided. Use the sentence strips to increase MLU.
Pg 10 Show & Tell: Have the student draw and color where they would hide the strawberry or how they would disguise the strawberry. Ask them questions about the picture and have them tell you about their plan. Focus on location concepts, attributes, functions, and answering questions.
Pg. 11-12 Strawberry Category Pick: Print and laminate the strawberry plant. Put ten velcro squares on top of the tree where you would like the strawberries to be placed. Print, cut, and laminate the strawberries on pg. 12. Velcro the back of them. Place them on the velcro squares you have on the tree. An activity I use with this is naming members of categories. Name a category (examples are provided) and work with your student to name as many members of the category you can think of. When you finish a category, pick a strawberry off of the tree. If more than one student, they can race each other to see who collects the most strawberries. Modify activity as needed for what you would like to target
Pg. 13 Mouse & Bear Similarities & Differences: Use a dry erase marker
Pg. 14 My favorite Fruit: Have student draw their favorite fruit in the middle circle. Talk about description words about the fruit and write them in the outside circles
Pg 15 & 16 Progressive -ing: Print and laminate page 15. Cut out and laminate pg. 16. Use a paperclip as a spinner on pg. 15’s spin circle. Take turns spinning and finding the cut out match. Place the cut out word or phrase on the bear sentence strip above the spinner. Read it to increase MLU and practice progressive -ing. Then act out the actions! Afterwards, ask, “what is the bear doing?” to see if they use the tense independently.
Pg. 17 Credits
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