This is a companion/activity pack for Eric Carle's “The Very Busy Spider”. This pack meant for the more linguistically challenged students and is perfect for speech/OT or speech/special education collaboration. This is nice for integrating literacy and hand-on activities. I typically read “The Very Busy Spider" with the kids and have them practice answering questions, state the repeatable line, and name characters using the manipulative icons. I then take another day to read “The Very Busy Animals" (book is included with this packet) which reinforces the main concept (animals) and reinforces animal actions. With the teacher or OT, we work on a craft (in this case it's a simple paper spider). With reading, re-reading, and questions/activities, I spend two weeks on this book if I work with the kids twice a week.
-12 page interactive book entitled ‘The Very Busy Animals’ with simple text and icons for matching. Animals and verbs match the concepts in 'The Very Busy Spider- book.
- 8 page step by step booklet for making a paper spider
-Yes/No and Wh-questions (to go with spider making project)
- Sequence worksheet for spider making project
-“The Very Busy Spider” character manipulatives (You need your own copy of The Very Busy Spider)
- What, and Where question comprehension worksheets (3 pages)
- S is for Spider handwriting worksheet
This is a terrific book and I've read it with the kids for years. AAC users love it as well as verbal children. Enjoy!