Lesson Plans for Speech and Language Therapy - August and September Book Companions
I'm so excited about all of the fun lessons I compiled for August and September that I wanted to share them with you. First off, I discovered 3 great book companions that I will be using in therapy sessions: "Elmer" by David McKee, "If You Take a Mouse to School" by Laura Numeroff, and "There was an Old Lady Who Swallowed Some Books" by Lucille Colandro. In addition to the book companions, I found some freebies with back to school and apple themes, and purchased some fun games that aligned with my themes. I organized my box by categories and this is how I will explain what's in my box.
Book Companions: As I mentioned above I purchased 3 book companions. (Click on their pictures to find on Teachers Pay Teachers)
-Mouse Gets The Cheese Following Directions by Carrie Manchester. (Now $3.25 but worth the money!)
-If You Take A Mouse to School: Cause and Effect by Christine Statzel.
-If You Take A Mouse to School: Visuals by Melanie DeLaCruz
-If You Take A Mouse to School Freebie by 1st Grade Hip Hip Horray.
-If You Take A Mouse to School: Cause and Effect by Kaila Wiseman.
-If You Take A Mouse to School: Sentence Frame by Megan Campbell.
Here's my review of Jenna's Book Companion for "Take A Mouse to School"
-"Wish I could give it an A+. This is so thorough. The graphics are adorable and the activities are relevant to the specific needs of my caseload. The only suggestion I could find is for the bingo game. I sometimes have 5 in my group and since I'm such a big kid myself I love to play along. The game includes 4 bingo cards. In the future, could you make 5-6 different ones so each player has a different card? Thanks again for a great resource!" - Elisa Cartagena, M.S. CCC-SLP
-Old Lady Roll and Cover by Mary Lirette.
-Old Lady Coloring Pages by Preschool Wonders
-Sequencing Fun with The Old Lady Who Swallowed Some Books by First Grade Fever by Christie
-There Was an Old Lady Writing by Chelsea Eovaldi
-There Was An Old Lady who Swallowed Some Books - sequence and comprehension by Lisa Tyrrell
-There was an Old Lady Who Swallowed some Books. Emergent Reader by Mrs. Hoffer's Spot
-There Was an Old Lady Who Swallowed Some Books Color and Glue by Figuratively Speeching SLP
Here is my review of Jenna's Book Companion for "There Was An Old Lady Who Swallowed Some Books"
Your book companions ROCK! Very thorough and a variety of activities to meet the needs of my caseload. Kuddos to including built in scaffolds for the comprehension questions by providing both yes and no questions and open ended ones! I can't wait to use this with my kiddoes! -Elisa Cartagena, M.S. CCC-SLP
-Elmer Trunk and Tail Open Ended Game by Jenna Rayburn
Here is my review for the Elmer Book Companion by Courtney Gragg:
-I am looking forward to using this with my students. I love that this book can be read for students from grades pk-5 if you adapt the activities slightly. My favorite is the barrier game. My only suggestion would to be to space out the graphics for the barrier game so that they are a little easier to cut. I know you are trying to fit as much as possible on 1 page, but there seems to be some white border that this could be possible. Thank you so much for a great resource.
-Elisa Cartagena, M.S. CCC-SLP
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As the lead therapist and owner of Teach Beyond Speech Therapy Services, LLC., Elisa Cartagena provides academically relevant speech therapy for children from preschool through adolescence throughout the Greater Fort Lauderdale of Broward County including Davie, Plantation, Sunrise, and Weston. She has over 15 years of experience in the education field that includes classroom teaching, ESE education, and speech and language therapy services.