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Well I finally did it, I jumped on the book companion bandwagon. Boy, is it a fun ride!  I had been wanting to do a book companion for a while but was not really sure what book. I didn’t want to do any repeats, so I had to think. Then after working with some students, I realized they had no concept of Fairy Tales!  The morals, the connections between text and daily events, none of it!  I love fairy tales so I was determined to do something so that my students could love them too. Introducing the first, in what I hope to be quite a series, of fairy tale book companions!

Meet Red!  I love The Littel Red Hen, she is one spunky gal. I thought this story would be a great intro to book companions. This companion is for ‘The Little Red Hen’ by Carol Ottolenghi. *Just an FYI, fairy tales can be different depending on the author. So if you use this packet make sure you use the book that is made for. The changes can be minor but still have a big impact.

The book campanion contains:
– Synonyms
– Antonyms
-Irregular Past Tense Verbs
– Rhyming Words
– Verb Tenses
– Context Clues
– Story Sequencing
– WH Comprehension Questions
– Inferencing
– Articulation
– Writing
– Pragmatics

All the activities are made so that you can do multiple or just one in a speech session depending on your students skills and goals. I took words from the story for all the grammar components so that students would be able to make the connection and see the words in context. There are worksheets for students to write down their information too.

Story sequencing mats with and without pictures

The WH Comprehension Questions are all from the story. There are questions with picture and without so that they can be used with students of varying abilities and age groups. 

There is an Artic page for students to locate their sound with in the story.  They can roll the dice to say that word ‘X’ amount of times then they may color the same amount of hens.There is a pragmatics mat that can be used to have an open dicussion about the morals and actions into the story.

I had so much fun making this companion and I can’t wait to get started on more. Just remember you are never to old for a fairy tale 🙂

For more pictures and information check out The Little Red Hen book companion on my TpT store .


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Meet Maureen

Hey there! I’m Maureen Wilson, a school-base SLP who is data driven and caffeine powered. My passion is supporting other pediatric SLPs by teaching them how to harness the power of literacy and data to help their students achieve their goals…without sacrificing time they don’t have.

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