Thursday, January 28, 2016

"Pout-Pout Fish" Companion Pack--great for EC/SLP collaboration

I like to develop units around a good book, and a friend of mine enlightened me to "The Pout-Pout Fish"!
I loved it for the rhyme, the characters, the central theme of feelings, and the humor.  Your kids will love it too! 

My kids need extra visual supports and extension activities to supplement mainstream books, so I have developed some and listed on TPT for a modest price.

Here's the description:
This is an literacy/activity companion pack to the book, “The Pout-Pout Fish”. The Pout-Pout Fish book is not included—you will need to get that separately. 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. You are purchasing visuals and questions for the “Pout-Pout Fish”, an interactive book and a craftivity with an assortment of visual supports for all. Most clipart by Smarty Symbols copyright 2016.
Visuals for the “Pout Pout Fish” book—icons, sentence frame, wh-questions, and a sequencing worksheet (3-8)
Everyone is a Pout-Pout’ interactive book with simple text and icons and sentence frames for matching and building simple sentences. Special emphasis on simple feelings. (page 9-21)
Step by step booklet and templates for making a Feelings Fish(23-33)
Communication board for the craft  (Page 34)
Yes/No and Wh-questions to go with the Feelings Fish craft  (page 35)
Sequence worksheet for Feelings Fish craft (page 36)

I looked on YouTube (which seems to have everything) and discovered this book is set to music in two distinct styles---rap and folk!  Check them out with your students! Take a vote--which did they like best?

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