Want to learn more about my interactive stories packs? Want to learn ways how you can easily assemble them so you can use them over and over in your speech room?
You have seen my interactive stories floating around Pinterest and social media. Wondering if it was for you?
My interactive stories are perfect for anyone working on WH questions, sequencing, thematic vocabulary, prepositions, story recall, following directions, and so much more! Best part, it doesn't take long to prepare!! I am going to take you step by step to show you how I assemble these activities. (Note, I assembled in 2 parts but the first part was with the TV on in the background…had to catch up on my Bravo!).
Print and laminate
I like to laminate so I can prep once and have it for years to come! I print out the storybook pages and the large visual and pieces page, cut them out, and laminate!
There are many philosophies around whether or not you need to cut first and then laminate. I find it stays together better this way. So, yes, it is an extra step, but if it lasts longer, I am all for it!
And we need to cut it out again once laminated…
Hole punch the storybook pages and hold together with a binder ring:
I do have a binding machine but sometimes, it is just quicker to use a binder ring.
Cut some Velcro for the interactive pieces…
Am I the only one that has a specific pair of scissors that I use just for cutting Velcro?! It gets a little sticky so I like to have one pair just for Velcro!
Add the interactive pieces:
I get questioned often why I don't have a separate page just for the interactive pieces. I like to store my pieces right on the correct spots. When I am using the book, I take out all the pieces and place them on my therapy table. Students can locate the correct pieces and place it on the page when it is there turn to participate. Plus, it is less laminating and Velcro!
And done! You will also have the story retelling pieces ready to go!
I have gotten asked, what are these pieces for? I use these pieces as part of a follow up activity, AFTER reading the story, to have students retell the story in their own words and in the correct sequence. This can also become a visual aid while doing the follow up activities.
Photocopy the worksheets and store it:
I like to store my TpT activities in large envelopes. This way it is kept together and easy to find. I can place the book, the visuals, and the worksheets all together!
Want to learn more about this interactive story seen above? Click HERE!
Want to learn about all of my interactive stories? Click HERE! Did you know that I have a bundle of interactive stories that are for all the seasons/holidays of the year? Click HERE to see the bundle!