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Twas the Night Before Thanksgiving (Speech Therapy Book Companion)

Grade Levels
K - 4th
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51 pages
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This unit is designed to accompany the story, “Twas the Night Before Thanksgiving” by Dav Pilkey. The activities in this unit are designed to foster language and articulation skills while also learning from a great picture book.

The book is not included in this download.

I highly recommend putting each section into a page protector sleeve and then clipping all of the sleeves together. This method of organization makes it very easy to find and organize your materials.

Note about Levels:

Level 1 items are appropriate for students with language skills in the K-1st grade common core state standards.

Level 2 is appropriate for children with language skills in the 2nd-3rd grade common core state standards.

Activities and worksheets are aligned with Common Core State Standards:

CCSS.ELA-Literacy.SL.1 Participate in conversations

CCSS.ELA-Literacy.SL.3 Ask and answer questions, summarize

CCSS.ELA-Literacy.SL.6 Express thoughts clearly and in complete sentences

CCSS.ELA-Literacy.L.1 Use standard English grammar

CCSS.ELA-Literacy.L.4.4 Define and clarify new vocabulary

Vocabulary (pages 3—12)

✔ 12 pairs of Level 1 Vocabulary Cards

✔ Level 1 Vocabulary Worksheet

✔ 16 pairs of Level 2 Vocabulary Cards

✔ Level 2 Vocabulary Worksheet

Grammar (pages 13 – 21)

✔ 12 pairs of Level 1 Past Tense Cards

✔ Level 1 Grammar Worksheet

✔ 16 pairs of Level 2 Irregular Past Tense Cards

✔ Level 2 Grammar Worksheet

Rhyming (pages 22 – 27)

✔ 16 pairs of Rhyming Cards

✔ Rhyming Worksheet

Describing (pages 28 – 31)

✔ Describing Sentence Frame

✔ 8 nouns + 12 adjectives

✔ Describing Game

Social Skills (pages 32 – 34)

✔ Turkey Feeling Cards

✔ Expected/Unexpected Thumbs Up/Down Cards

✔ Thought Bubbles

Story Comprehension (pages 35 – 39)

✔ Story Comprehension Spinner

✔ 12 Story Sequencing Cards

✔ Story Map Worksheet

✔ Story Retelling Rubric

Open Ended Game Board (pages 40– 41)

Articulation (pages 42 – 51)

✔ 16 mixed /k, g/ Cards

✔ 16 mixed /l/ and /l-blends/ Cards

✔ 16 mixed /r/ and /r-blends/ Cards

✔ 16 mixed /s, z/ and /s-blends/ Cards

✔ 100s Challenge page



❤️ "I use this every year and LOVE IT!"

❤️ "Because of how easy and interesting these materials were to use, this has become my favorite holiday book!"



Hi! I'm Cheri, SLP and doctoral student. I'm an Ivy League graduate and creator of one of the first and longest-running speech therapy blogs in the world, Super Power Speech. Since graduating with my master's degree in 2000, I have worked in schools, clinics, hospitals, and private practice. I am a national presenter and have taught students around the world in my online courses. In my free time, you can find me playing soccer with my two teens or reading three books at the same time (in front of the fire, while crocheting).

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