The Wild Toboggan Ride: Activity pack for speech-language pathologists

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Looking for a fun theme unit for winter? This activity pack created by MzWeb's World has tons of activities and materials designed specifically for SLPs, based on the story The Wild Toboggan Ride by Suzan Reid and Eugenie Fernandes. In this story, grumpy Grandpa Dan learns to "go with the flow" and has the time of his life - great to use with students who have difficulty dealing with spontaneous activities. Included in this pack:

6 Story Sequencing Pictures to work on sequencing and story retelling, as well as a blank master and story pictures to use for independent work or homework.

2 pages of Words from the story to use for articulation activities, organized by sounds.

Following Directions activities, including a blank scene, story picture manipulatives, and question cards for 3 different types of questions (spatial, sequential, and conditional). Visual "answer cards" are provided for students to self-check their work.

1 Narrative Lesson outline for working on identifying narrative elements of the story, making predictions, and retelling the story. Although the lesson is geared to first and second graders, it can easily be adapted for other grade levels. This lesson includes a page full of images you can import into a PPT or active-board lesson, making it easy to use for a whole-class inclusion lesson. There is also a Madlibs-style story to complete with pictures from the story for use as independent work, cooperative groups, or homework, to reinforce understanding of the story elements. A description of the narrative icons and structure for this story are included for the SLP's reference.

1 Rubric for story retelling

1 Mini-book pattern and pictures for students to complete (also great for homework or to use to retell the story).

10 Context Clue cards from the story.

1 Vocabulary Categorization graphic organizer, with 39 pictures from the story that emphasize community helpers, actions, places, tools, and vehicles.

20 WH Question cards with visual cues with questions about the story and about community helpers.

4 Sentence Construction strips, with directions, to use with vocabulary pictures.

1 Game Spinner for story characters, with suggested activities to work on descriptive vocabulary.

1 Story Die pattern for identifying story elements (can be used for any story).

1 Venn diagram vocabulary activity for importing into PPT/active-board lesson or to use as homework.

1 set of patterns, directions, and 6 visual direction cards for an art project creating a snowglobe of a scene from the story.

1 page of helpful links, including a YouTube video of the story, other winter activities for math, science and writing that would go nicely with this theme unit, as well as a link to dozens of free interactive winter activities for an iOS/Android tablet in the TinyTap marketplace.

1 page of Common Core Curriculum Achor Standards that would be applicable at any grade level.

check out my interactive TinyTap app for a narrative skills lesson on this book that can be played on an iOS/Android device or from their website online:

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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Demonstrate understanding of figurative language, word relationships, and nuances in word meanings.
Determine or clarify the meaning of unknown and multiple-meaning words and phrases by using context clues, analyzing meaningful word parts, and consulting general and specialized reference materials, as appropriate.
Apply knowledge of language to understand how language functions in different contexts, to make effective choices for meaning or style, and to comprehend more fully when reading or listening.
Demonstrate command of the conventions of standard English grammar and usage when writing or speaking.
Interpret words and phrases as they are used in a text, including determining technical, connotative, and figurative meanings, and analyze how specific word choices shape meaning or tone.


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