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Wordless picture books (WLPB) are a great therapy tool. This packet was created for K-6th grade speech and language therapy. "Wolf in the Snow" by Matthew Cordell is a great WLPB that features a small child exploring the forest at night. The book is required to pair with this set, so grab it from your local library.
This is a black and white and low prep book companion meant for K to 6th grade. It features a lot of higher level language activities and could easily by used with middle schoolers as well. The companion is meant to give you an outline for instruction and structured practice. Clinicians should utilize their clinical skills to expand the lessons to meet each student’s specific goals.
Included Materials: (Please look at the preview)
Narrative Notes. Use this narrative note page to make notes while a student creates a story for the WLPB. Make notes for instruction. After instruction, use the same note sheet for a post assessment.
Figurative Language Cards. Use the three included figurative language cards as a poster or cut apart and practice matching the phrase to its meaning.
Vocab Level 1. Basic vocabulary cards. Use as a poster or cut apart and practice matching the word to the picture.
Vocab Level 2. Higher level vocabulary cards. Use as a poster or cut apart and practice matching the word to the picture.
Antonym Lists. Use as a poster or cut apart and practice matching the word to the picture.
Making Inferences. Use the inferencing probes on page 14 to reflect on inferences throughout the book. Complete the chart on page 15 with inferences from the text.
Fluency. Make up a sentence for a page in the book. Use a fluency enhancing strategy or stuttering modification strategy while reading the sentence.
Articulation Word List. This page contains initial, medial, and final position words for F, S, K, SH, R, L, S blends, and L blends.
Theme. Focus on the theme of the text using this worksheet. Themes for this text include curiosity, wonder, and more than meets the eye.
Critical Thinking. Utilize the question prompts to develop critical thinking skills in your students. If this is a targeted skill, create a debate and ask your students to defend their arguments in a writing prompt.
Dig Deep. Read the information about two topics related to the book. Answer the questions related to the non-fiction text.
Describing. Create descriptive sentences about the scenes in the book.
Write the Book. Use the two pages to create a story. Add dialogue with the speech bubbles. Cut these out and place them in the book. Two word banks are included with varying levels.
WH Questions. Answer the WH questions included. Utilize the text as a visual support if needed.
Watch the trailer. Scan the code with a QR reader and watch the movie trailer created by the publishing company. What do you notice that is different than the book?
Art. Use watercolors or colored pencils to create a scene from the book. Use the probes on page 28 to target specific skills and collect data.
Social Prompts. Cut the prompts apart and put them in a bowl. Take turns asking each other the included prompts.
Picture Walk Stems. Take a “picture walk” through the book and use the thinking stems included.
Sequencing. Cut apart and sequence the six story retell cards.
Book Pocket. Create a book pocket and glue it into the front of the book to store cards.