Saturday, March 1, 2014
Getting Speechie with a Good Book! Fortunately
Fortunately, I was sent an awesome book companion from All Y'All Need. Unfortunately, I didn't have the book. Fortunately Amazon and Barnes and Noble both have it on their sites. Unfortunately, I procrastinated and didn't have enough time to order it. Fortunately, the public library had it listed in their catalog. And fortunately, I was able to pick it up in time for the school week!
Do you sense a pattern up there? Fortunately, Unfortunately! The book that I am featuring this week is Fortunately by Remy Charlip.
The book companion is by the awesome group at All Y'All Need. It is titled Fortunately Fans: Activities Based on the Book by Remy Charlip and is available at Teachers Pay Teachers.
Here are the activities that are included in this packet:
Sentence Scrambles: differentiated for K, 1st and 2nd grades
These are great! To begin this section, they provided a list of appropriate speech words and language concepts that you can expect by grade levels K-2. Then, there were differentiated sentence scrambles.
Fortunately, Some Sorting: 2 sorting games
These two games were great! The first one focused on determining if an event from the story was fortunate or unfortunate. My students loved talking about these, and I also used the cards to sequence the story with them.
Story Element Cards
There are four different pages of story element cards. These include: title, author, fiction or nonfiction, characters, setting, plot, beginning, middle, end, problem, and solution.
This is a worksheet style activity that focuses on one fortunate event, one unfortunate event, and a favorite event from the story.
Fortunately, A Game: can be played traditionally or as a cooperative game- sorry, I didn't get a picture of this one, but it is a really cute board game.
Social Skills Lessons/Pragmatics:
Some Humor: Jokes and explanations- There are three pages of jokes that will crack your kids up!
#2 Topic Maintenance and Turn Taking
This was a great packet to use with a really cute book! Thank you to All Y'All Need for letting me feature it this week!
You can find this packet HERE.
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