This download is a speech and language book companion for This is the House That Monsters Built, by Steve Metzger. This is a newer book, published in 2016 and is super cute and fun for the month of October and Halloween!
This companion pack includes:
Pgs. 3-4: Character cards with pictures for vocabulary or story introduction tasks
Pgs. 5-7: Picture scene and pictures to use as a barrier game or for use with following directions (pg. 8)
Pg. 8: Following positional directions with visual aid (on, under, next to, between, over, in front, off)
Pgs. 9-10: Sequencing: Print, Laminate, & Cut out the squares on pg. 9. Add Velcro to the squares and then use the sequencing word chart on page 10 to put the characters and/or story sequence in order. Includes basic sequencing (Which character was first, second, etc.) and intermediate sequencing scenes (the cause and effect order of the story).
Pg. 11: Object Function: use the sheet to allow students to identify the object functions receptively. This can also be used as an expressive language task (“What do you do with ___?”).
Pgs. 12-15: Comprehension: 18 comprehension question cards (pgs. 12-14) with a visual field choice of three. Can be used without visuals (just read the question aloud without showing the card). Use the YES/NO questions (pg. 15) as another activity or as questions for younger students (Includes visual aid).
Pgs. 16-17: Conversation Starters: Use the conversation starter cards to start discussions about topics related to the book.
Pgs. 18-19: Verb Tenses: Print, laminate, and cut the verb tense cards and use a dry erase marker to determine the correct verb form for past, present, and future tenses of the verb.
Pgs. 20-26: Describing: 12 characters from the story are available to use with Sara Smith’s Expanding Expression Tool (EET) to describe the different characters using the seven main components. The circle graph on page 26 is also available to describe characters, objects, settings, etc. from the story using adjectives.
Pg. 27: Compare/Contrast: Print this page to compare & contrast characters from the story.
Pgs. 28-32: Following Directions: Print, cut, and laminate the direction cards on pages 28-30 and have your student follow the direction(s) on the cards. Use pages 31-32 for a coloring activity for following directions (includes basic and intermediate directives).
Pg. 33: Articulation: This page is a list of words gathered from the story that contain articulation target sounds including: k, g, f, v, sh, ch, l, th, s, z, s blends, r, and r blends to practice with your students while reading the story.
Pgs. 34-36: Reinforcement: Print these pages so students can color the 25 included circles when answering questions, saying speech sounds, or any other task you can think of. You can also print and laminate for use with bingo chips or dry erase markers.
Pgs. 37-38: Grammar: Print, laminate, and cut the sentence squares to scramble the sentences. The students can then manipulate the pieces to put the sentence into a logical order.
This item is copyrighted by Lacy Sills, M.S., CCC-SLP.