Want to incorporate more literacy activities in speech? Check out how I use The Paper Bag Princess book to work on a variety of speech goals!
Are you familiar with this book? It is so stinking cute! It is about a princess that is in love with a prince but a dragon comes and burns her clothes and takes the prince. The princess works very hard to get the prince back and tricks the dragon. In the end, the prince is not very nice to the princess and she learns a very important lesson. (Disclaimer: this post contains Amazon Affiliate link).
What goals can you address easily?!
You can easily work on social skills. You can work on character traits, perspective taking, emotions, and conversational skills. I like to take speech bubbles that students can write on and give the images a “voice.”
You can show how the emotions and conversations change throughout the course of the book.
And even conversational turn taking..
You can easily work on recalling and sequencing the significant details from the story. You can use Post Its to jot down the main events. You an even use the conversation to drive what to write!
You can then easily rearrange the Post Its to have students put them back in the correct order!
Have them retell the stories ONLY using the significant details. This helps them identify what is important to mention and what is irrelevant.
You can easily store your Post Its right in the book so you can easily use them again with a different group that day, week, or the next year!
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