Monday, April 15, 2013

Tops & Bottoms {book companion and freebie}

Using book companions for speech and language activities is one of my favorite things! In my recent Donors Choose project, I got funded for the storytelling kits from Lakeshore. One of the included books was Tops and Bottoms, by Janet Stevens.

After using it last week, I've refined my first round of activities that I used to accompany the book. There is SO much you can do with this book, which means this pack will probably grow in the future, but for now these activities were a big hit. 


This book companion is 31 pages in length. It features the following activities: 

Emotions:Describe 3 different parts in the story and how the characters felt.

Vocabulary: 8 tier 2 vocabulary cards and worksheets.

Character Webs: 2 character webs.

Venn Diagram: Compare the main characters independently or by cutting/pasting the included adjectives.

Plant Growth Sequencing: Cut and paste worksheet

Vegetable Sort: Sort vegetables that grow above and below ground.

Story Sequencing: Add magnets and sequence the story parts on the white board or add them to a pocket chart.

Barrier Game: Use the included pieces to play following directions or story retell barrier games.

Comprehension: Use the included cards to check student comprehension. Provide the student with the cards if they need visual supports, or ask the question auditorily for more independence.

Game Board: Use the included board game with other task cards.

The entire pack is available for $4.50 on my Teacher Pay Teacher's siteYou can grab the Emotions Freebie on my TPT store. The Just click Download Preview once you get there! 

I'd love to give the ENTIRE packet away to a lucky winner as well. Enter on the rafflecopter below! 

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