Tommy Turkey Interactive Story & Comprehension Activities!

Have you been loving my interactive stories?!  Guess what?!  My Thanksgiving one is ready!  This is ideal if you like to plan ahead!  You have plenty of time to print and prep!

What goals can you address?

  • Thanksgiving vocabulary
  • Sequencing
  • Answering Questions
  • Categorization
  • Following Directions
  • and more!

How do you use this activity?

•Print and laminate the interactive story.  Bind with binder clips or a binding machine and add Velcro to attach the interactive pieces.  You can also use as a cut and glue activity by just printing and stapling together.
•As you read each page, have students add the “feast items” to the space indicated for “on the table.”
•A image is included as well as bigger “feast items” pieces.  This can be used as review or as a larger visual while reading the story.
•Review worksheets are included.  This will review comprehension/answering questions, sequencing, and vocabulary incorporating in activity.
You can access this activity in my TpT store by clicking HERE!! 

You can check out my other interactive stories by checking out my NEW custom category HERE!

Making Worksheets Fun & Functional

I am often trying to demonstrate to my students (and my colleagues/administrators as well for that matter) how the skills we learn in speech can be used in the classroom.  It helps show the relevance and ensure carryover.
How do I do this?  I like to get worksheets from resources that are designed around skills I am working with.  Below you will see some of my favorite books to use:

I introduce the skills using TpT activities such as the following:

Once my students have shown improvement and even mastery, I show them how to use these skills during comprehension tasks that would be seen in the classroom using the worksheets.  Can they identify question is asking the targeted skill?  Some examples of this are shown below:

I used my Main Idea & Supporting Details Wonderland with this worksheet!  It was a great way to introduce main ideas vs. details and then used that knowledge to complete the graphic organizer included with the worksheet.
I have used my Cause & Effect Pictures to introduce the concept of cause and effect.  Once mastered, we read a story from one of my books.  The questions all elicited cause and effect answers.  We used our cause and effect vocabulary from the visual in all of our answers!
I got these comprehension folder activities from Lakeshore Learning.  They come with motivating nonfiction and fiction stories, reproducible graphic organizers for note-taking and suggested activities.  I love using them and my students enjoy learning with them!
I love showing my students "Hey!  You can do this!"  The seem so proud when they seem to comprehend the stories and are able to respond.

Yes & No Questions With Visual Choices!

Do you have students working on yes/no questions?  Do they struggle to even know that the answers require a yes or a no?!  Then keep reading!
Work on answering yes/no questions with this card activity. Choices are provided to help your students recognize that these questions require a yes or a no response!

Cute graphics used and the questions are related to the graphic on each card.

40 cards included.

Use these cards with any motivating activity/game.

You can access this activity in my TpT store by clicking HERE!

The Case Of The Missing Suitcases (a vocabulary & inferencing activity)

I am always looking for fun and unique ways to work on inferencing.  I came up with a new idea I think you will love!
Each student will be presented with a "mission."  They must follow their mission to complete the task:

They must identify whose suitcase is whose by using their clues provided.

A checklist is provided so students can mark off as they find the suitcases.  This can also make it an individual activity because you can check their work after.

You can access this activity in my TpT store by clicking HERE!

The Sorry Scarecrow: Interactive Story & Comprehension Activities!

Did you love my Witch's Brew story and activities??  Well, I created a fall themed one!  Students will have fun working on sequencing, vocabulary, following directions, answering questions and more with this original story!

The repetition this story provides will make it easy to be understood.  Feel free to add a little sing-song to it!
Story is full of color and the activities are black and white (print and ready to go!).

This story is available in my TpT store by clicking HERE!!

Ghostly Grammar! (FREEBIE!!)

Looking for another freebie for Halloween?!  Check this one out!!

Have fun identifying correct and incorrect sentences with this fun Halloween themed activity!

Students will be able to determine if the sentences have appropriate noun and verb tenses.

Use as a card game or with any motivating game/activity!

Sentences are Halloween related as well!

You can access this FREEBIE in my TpT store by clicking HERE!!!
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Semantic Feature Practice Worksheets

I am always creating materials for my students based on their needs.  If something works for them, I try and create it to share with you!  This strategy has worked great with my students to help them learn how to compare and contrast with thorough details.  So, I made practice worksheets based on a variety of concepts that you may be using in your speech rooms!
What are semantic features??
•It illustrates how words are both similar and different and emphasizes the uniqueness of each word.

•It draws on students' prior knowledge.

How can you use these worksheets?
•Students can put a check or an “x” in each column if a word has that feature.
•Basic vocabulary used to teach the concept.
•Concepts included: animals, clothing, around the home, furniture, seasons, weather, animals, sports, occupations, and more!

This will help teach the concept and can give you framework to creating semantic feature charts yourself with your students!  

This skill can be easily transferred to curriculum vocabulary concepts!  Great skill for carryover in the academic classrooms.
These worksheets are great if your students are struggling with Venn Diagrams.
You can access these worksheets in my TpT store by clicking HERE!

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