This book was designed after the popular book: Is your Mama A Llama? By: Steven Kellogg. This activity is great for expressively labeling animals and for increasing word utterances by using visual sentence strips.
1. 1 cover page
2. 12 book pages
3. 1 page of animal pictures
1. Print out each page and laminiate
2. Print out the animal pictures, cut them out individually, and laminate.
3. Attach Velcro to the backs of the animal pictures and on the end of the sentence strips: “My mama is _” at the bottom of each page.
Instructions for suggested use:
1. Point to each picture as you say to the students: “Who’s your mama?”. Sometimes I even include the name of the baby animal, for example: “Puppy, who’s your mama?”
2. Have the students determine which animal is the “mama” to expressively label.
3. Have the students but the picture of the correct animal at the end of the bottom sentence (where you placed Velcro).
4. Have the students say the whole sentence using the sentence strip at the bottom of the page: i.e. “My mama is (a) dog”. If your students are unable to independently verbalize the sentence, have them repeat the words after you or model the sentence for them and see how many words in the sentence they are able to repeat back. I have also used this with my nonverbal Autistic students and had them point at each picture, as I verbalized it for them.
*Please Note: This book was created with and pictures were derived from: https://prime.n2y.com/SymbolStix/BoardWizard
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