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A Speech Therapy Book Companion for There's An Alligator Under My Bed by Mercer Mayor that includes activities to target vocabulary, expressive language, and receptive language.
Page 3: Interactive Reading Guide: Ask students questions while reading the book
Page 4-5: Answering Question Cards: Use with open ended board game or other turn taking game
Page 6: Where is the alligator? Place alligators around the room in fun places and ask students to describe the location of the alligator. Then students place alligators around the room and describe where they put the alligator.
Page 7-8: Naming Categories Cards: use with open ended board game or other turn taking game
Page 9-10: Around the home sorting: sort items into groups (living room, kitchen, garage, bedroom)
Page 11-12: Food sorting: sort items into groups (fruits, vegetables, dairy, grans, meat)
Page 13: Functions: Identify the item by its function from 3 choices
Page 14: Where is the alligator: use prepositions to describe the location of the alligator in the pictures
Page 15: Describe It!: Use Connect Four pieces or X’s and O’x to get four in a row. Students describe the word (ex: Dresser “It’s furniture, its found in the bedroom, you keep your clothes in it, it’s made of wood, it has drawers”).
Page 16-19: Rooms of a house and items in the room. Use as a sorting activity or print two copies and use as a barrier activity for giving and/or understanding directions
Page 20-21: My Under Book: A mini-book where students drawer pictures and form sentences “There’s an alligator under my____” and “There’s a _____ under my bed”
Page 22-23: Feed the alligator: students fill their paper bags with alligator bait and then feed their food to the alligator. Students label and describe food.
Page 24: Open ended board game
Page 25: Dear Dad Letter: students write a letter to dad warning him that there is an alligator in the garage.