This is a fun way to work on social skills and inferencing! Students can work on what the animal is thinking or doing. They can also predict what will happen next in some of the pictures. There are also thought bubbles involved for students to write what they think the animal is thinking. Each page includes four pictures. There is one pre-written thought bubble that corresponds with one of the pages. You can have students determine which picture it goes with best and explain why. The first set of pictures are all of my cat, Duchess. The second set of pictures includes mixtures of pictures of all different animals. They are mostly cats and dogs but there are also other animals including birds.
I use this activity with my students on a computer to save ink and just print the thought bubbles.
Page 3- 28: Labeled A-Z. Four pictures per page of my cat Duchess from when she was a kitten through 3 years old.
Page 29 - 44: Labeled 1 – 16. Pictures of Duchess along with other cats, dogs, and some other animals including a pelican, hen and iguana.
Page 45 - 55: Thought bubbles with words. Each bubble corresponds to one of the pages.
Page 56: Blank thought bubbles you can cut up and have students write their own thoughts on.
Page 57: Visual sentence strips for students who need help starting their thoughts.