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This speech/language companion pack was designed to accompany the book, "When The Leaf Blew In" by Steve Metzger. This is a wonderful book for sequencing, farm vocabulary, and making predictions. It is one of my favorites for a fall theme or farm themed unit! Note: You will need to purchase the book separately.
This pack contains the following activities:
Articulation cards (pp 3-8). Words from the story to target /p, b, k, g, f, n, h, d, s/ and /s, l, r/ blends. 46 cards in all
Cariboo cards (pp9-12): 58 total;
-15 cards with pictures of characters + the barn from the story
-15 cards with “who” questions for story comprehension
-15 cards with “what” and “where” questions for story comprehension.
-13 cards with pictures of the correct answers to “what” and “where” questions (some questions have the same answer so pictures were not repeated). Mix and match who/what/where questions for a great way to work on comprehension.
Option 1: Use text-only cards and students answer the question on that card before opening the box.
Option 2: Use picture cards on the Cariboo game, and have students draw question cards from a pile. They open the box with the corresponding picture that answers their question.
Sequencing: Use the Cariboo cards to sequence the story and practice retelling.
Raking in Categories (pp 13-20): 27 pictures, 9 categories; As a receptive task, have students use the rake pieces to “rake in” leaves belonging to that category. As an expressive task, have them name the category as they pick a leaf to slide into the basket (basket image included)
Object Function Leaf Pile (pp 21-24): Place all the leaves in a big pile. Have your students take turns pulling one from the pile and describing the object’s function. Extra leaf cards to put cards back or take an extra card are included, as well. See who can collect the most leaves by the end of it! Another option is to use the basket included in the “categories” section and slide leaves into the opening after describing the function.
Describing (pp25-29): Use with stimulus cards to work on describing items. When a student picks a card, see how many attributes they can use to describe the animal/object (category, function, parts, etc…). They can place the same number of leaves on their tree as the number of descriptors they can give.
Association Trees (pp30-33): Match up items that go together by matching up a leaf and a tree. You can target this skill both receptively and expressively with this activity! I like to place the leaf pictures in one row and the tree pictures in another row, and have them play the game like Memory.
Feed the squirrel (pp34-35): Feed acorns to the squirrel as you practice any speech/language target
Basic Concepts (pp36-40): 1. Sort big/little leaves and big/little animals from the story. 2. Work on spatial concepts by cutting out the farm animals on the farm scene page.