Twas the Night Before Thanksgiving (Speech Therapy Book Companion)

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K - 4th
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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



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Hi! I'm Dr. Cheri Dodge Chin. I am a published researcher, adjunct professor, and national presenter with a clinical doctorate in speech-language pathology. I have over 20 years of experience in empowering children, educators, and families. I began my blog, Super Power Speech, in 2008 with the hope of engaging other speech pathologists and passing on ideas and resources. The blog is now recognized as one of the first SLP blogs in the world and has been nominated for multiple awards. While browsing, make sure to check out my courses and resource library with over 50 FREE downloads! Aside from flying around and trying to save the world, you can find me studying for my second doctorate degree (this time in education).

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