Friday, March 20, 2015

Are You My Mother? Materials to supplement this Common Core Exemplar Text

This was a favorite book of mine growing up. There is a great plot with a 'problem' and a 'solution', a cast of characters, setting, and a missing mother.  You can find it in any library or on Amazon. I've had several copies over the years in my speech room.

I was skimming  Exemplar Texts for the Common Core, and this made the list for K-1, so I thought it would be nice if my students were able to learn the vocabulary, characters, sequence, and story, and have better access to the regular education curriculum.    The result of my thinking is the following companion pack.

This pack meant for the more linguistically challenged students and is perfect for speech/OT or speech/special ed collaboration. This is nice for integrating literacy and hand-on activities. I typically read “Are You My Mother" with the kids and have them practice answering questions, state the repeatable line, and name characters using the manipulative icons. I then take another day to read “Looking for Mother Bird" (book is included with this packet) which reinforces the main concept (Looking for Mother) and reinforces animal and vehicle names. With the teacher or OT, we work on a craft (in this case it's a bird’s nest activity). There is also a construction vehicles interactive book. With reading, re-reading, and questions/activities, I spend two weeks on this book if I work with the kids twice a week. 

Enclosed is:
12 page interactive book entitled ‘Looking for Mother Bird’ with simple text and icons for matching. This book is a reduced language version of “Are You My Mother?” pages 2-14
11 page step by step booklet for making a ‘birds in a nest’ craft.  Pages 16-26
Yes/No and Wh-questions (to go with the craft) Pages 27
Sequence worksheet for birds in a nest craft –page 28
“Are you My Mother” character manipulatives (You need your own copy of Are You My Mother?) page 29
Who, What, and Where question comprehension worksheets (30-32)
Sequence worksheet for Are You My Mother? (page 33)
8 page interactive book with icons entitled “Construction Vehicles” (34-42)

Go here to Teachers Pay Teachers to check it out.  

It's a nice project for any time of year, but might be extra nice to read before Mother's Day!   

Seven more days until Lisbon!


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