Continuing my speech and language therapy companions with the series of "The Night Before..." books by Natasha Wing, this download contains a wide variety of companion activities to accompany "The Night Before First Grade." Created as a means for the speech-language pathologist to address a multitude of student needs through the same base material, this 67-page packet includes the following activities:
*12 words from the story highlighted for vocabulary practice with 2 identical pages of the vocabulary cards provided for Go Fish, I have...Who has, and/or Concentration games
*12 definition cards to accompany the vocabulary cards
*2 pages of sentence-level practice with the vocabulary, one page with a word bank & one without for independent practice
*12 large-print vocabulary word strips for posting the highlighted vocabulary on word walls
*Rhyme Time - 24 pairs of rhyming words taken from the story for practice with rhyme recognition & an additional worksheet of rhyme recognition
*Parts of Speech Practice - 170 cards with words taken directly from the story to sort on 6 parts of speech mats provided
*Written Expression practice - 5 writing prompts related to attending school, including 2 persuasive open-response prompts, 2 narrative open-response prompts, and 1 informative open-response prompt.
*All open-response prompts include response sheets and graphic organizers upon which they can outline details before writing.
*Articulation word cards - 195 cards containing words taken from the book to elicit various productions of /s, s blends, l, l blends, sh, ch, z, k, g, d, r, vocalic r, r blends/, & all words that are applicable to more than one sound (i.e. "backpack" has both sounds /k, b/ - are included in each target sound section
*Social Skills: Perspective taking practice - 9 questions related to the school experience have been included for students to practice recognizing the perspective of others.
*One open-ended game board