The Mitten Story Companion
Reading is one of the BEST ways to develop strong speech, language, social, and cognitive skills. To know how to best do that takes years of school and years of practice.
Therefore, this Mitten Story Companion is designed to help guide you on how to read with your students and children and support speech and language growth at the same time! Enjoy!
Theory Behind The Materials
As always, I like to review the theory behind the materials created at Speech Therapy Talk Services, LLC.
The goal of this activity is to keep speech and language therapy activities functional, natural, and meaningful. Reading is one task that checks all the boxes. The additional bonus is that most children already love to read so it never feels like work.
The Mitten Story Companion supports a child’s speech and language development WHILE reading and discussing the book.
This companion targets:
- Narrative Structure
- Following Directions
- Answering WH Questions
For example, the sentence strips or WH cue cards are used to help children answer WH questions while reading the story (i.e., a child who doesn’t have the expressive language abilities to answer a question can point to a picture to answer the question and participate in a group).
The story retell guide can help a child sequence events, practice narrative structure, target correct articulation (if applicable), reinforce new vocabulary, and more!
What's Included In the Mitten Story Companion
- Who Cards
- Where Cards
- What Doing Cards
- Vocabulary Learning Template
- Categorization Template
- Reading Comprehension Questions
- Sequencing Guides
- Story Retell Template (with visuals)
- Following Direction Activity
- Main Idea/Review of Story Worksheet
- Sentence Strips
- Customizable Sentence Strips
- Feelings Cue Cards
- Articulation Practice
If you need the book....
If you don't own The Mitten, well...you should!
Also, it is necessary to own this book if you want to use this mitten story companion. You can find it on Amazon by clicking the link below (affiliate link).
Where to Buy The Mitten Story Companion
You can buy this story companion HERE! For only $5, it is all yours.
If you are a member, it is part of your membership. Just login and print it off.
If you are not a member, you can click below and it is also yours!
Enjoy and happy learning!
Free Materials Just For you!
If you are interested in some FREE story retell handouts and WHO cue cards for the Mitten, just answer a few questions for me and they are all yours!
Bridget is an ASHA certified, practicing speech-language pathologist. She is passionate about providing parents with information on child speech and language development as well as provide functional, easy activities to do at home! Parents have the power to make a real difference. Follow Bridget at Facebook and Pinterest for more fun!
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