The Stranger (Speech Therapy Book Companion)

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This unit is designed to accompany the absolutely breathtaking story, “The Stranger” by Chris VanAllsburg.

Book is not included in this unit and must be purchased or borrowed separately.

The activities in this unit are designed to foster language and articulation skills while also learning from a great picture book. Vocabulary and grammar activities have been divided into levels for easy differentiation:

Level 1: students working at the K-1st grade level

Level 2: students working at the 2nd-3rd grade level

Level 3: students working beyond the 4th grade level

There are enough activities in this book for mixed groups for up to 3 weeks of mixed group fun!


16 Pairs of Level 1 vocabulary cards

16 Pairs of Levels 2/3 vocabulary cards

Vocabulary worksheet for Levels 1 and 2/3

Vocabulary Game for Levels 1 and 2/3


16 Pairs of Level 1 regular past tense cards

15 pairs of Level 2 irregular past tense cards

Grammar Worksheet for each level

Story Comprehension

Inferring Game Board

32 Inferring Cards

Story Comprehension Spinner (2 choices)

Story Map (2 choices)

Story Retelling Rubric


24 mixed /l/ and /l-blends/ Articulation Cards

24 mixed /r/ and /r-blends/ Articulation Cards

24 mixed /s, z/ and /s-blends/ Articulation Cards

8 mixed /th/ Articulation Cards

100s challenge



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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Retell stories, including key details, and demonstrate understanding of their central message or lesson.
Describe characters, settings, and major events in a story, using key details.
Recount stories, including fables and folktales from diverse cultures, and determine their central message, lesson, or moral.
Describe how characters in a story respond to major events and challenges.
Describe how words and phrases (e.g., regular beats, alliteration, rhymes, repeated lines) supply rhythm and meaning in a story, poem, or song.


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