Sunday, August 11, 2013

Back To School SLP Blog Hop

Welcome to the Back to School SLP Blog Hop

You will get the chance to collect great back to school ideas for SLPs, win prizes and get freebies by touring 17 fantastic blogs!

Use the Linkytools at the bottom of this post to hop around 17 blogs, collect ideas, and the clues!

When I work with younger students I love using books.  One book I will be using for Back To School this year is There Was an Old Lady Who Swallowed Some Books, by Lucille Colandro. 
After reading the story, I address each student's IEP goals.  I created a book companion for this book, and you can find it on TPT here.  The skills targeted in this book companion include sequencing and story retelling, rhyming, identifying nouns and verbs, phonemic awareness skills, following directions, comprehension questions, articulation, writing skills, and comparing and contrasting.  There are color and black and white pages included, as well as pages to send home for homework.  There is also a craft activity and prop included for retelling.

For visiting my blog and hopping, I would love for you to download a copy of The Old Lady Who Swallowed Some Books Color and Glue Freebie.  Assemble the Old Lady, cut out the pictures of the items she swallowed, and have the students paste the objects on her stomach.  You can address several goals with this activity (fluency, grammar, articulation, to name a few), and I hope you enjoy it!  You can grab it here.

Here are some other books that can be used the first sessions/classes of the school year, in class, as well as in speech. There is a great variety in these books. Most are for grades K-2, but I will post some for older grades as well.

If You Take a Mouse To School by Laura Numeroff
It's Time for School, Stinkyface! By Lisa McCourt
Amelia Bedelia Goes Back to School by Herman Parish
The Old Lady Who Swallowed Some Books by Lucille Colandro
Splat the Cat, Back to School, Splat by Rob Scotton
Back to School for Rotten Ralph by Jack Gantos
Back to School Tortoise by Lucy M. George
Wemberly Worried by Kevin Henkes
Pete the Cat: Rocking in my School Shoes by
The Gingerbread Man Loose in the School by
Llama Llama Misses Mama by Anna Dowdney
Peanut Butter and Homework Sandwiches by Lisa Broadie Cook
The Night Before First Grade by Natasha Wing

For Grades 3-5
Sideways Stories from Wayside School by Louis Sacher
Frindle by Andrew Clements
Back to School, Mallory by Laurie Friedman
Amelia's Notebook by Marissa Moss
Arthur's Teacher Trouble by Marc brown
First Day Jitters by Julie Danneberg
Moses Goes to School (uses ASL along with the words) by Isaac Millner
Thank You, Mr. Falker by Patricia Polacco

Now back to the BLOG HOP:

5 winners will receive a goodie basket of TPT products from our stores.

1 GRAND PRIZE WINNER will receive the following in addition to the activities:
a $50 TpT gift card
School of Multi-Step Directions from Virtual Speech Center
Articulation Station from Little Bee Speech
and Kid in Story from LocoMotive Labs

The rules of the contest are simple:
You must decode a secret message
In order to complete this task, you will need to visit each of the 17 blogs and find the OWL CLUE
The OWL CLUE will include one word that is part of the code.
When you enter the contest through RAFFLECOPTER, you will be asked to type in the secret code.  have fun and enjoy blog hopping with us!  The contest will run from August 11th to August 17th, 2013.

Enjoy reading through the blogs, downloading the freebies, and participating in the blog hop.  Good luck everyone!

HERE IS MY SECRET CODE!  Enjoy the school year!

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  1. I love the Old Lady Books! Thanks for the freebie!


  2. Jess, A great list of back to school storybooks. Thanks.

  3. Love the freebie added in here! Who doesn't love that "Old lady" that seems to eat everything but food? Hahahaha! Book companion looks cool too! Awesome!

  4. Great blog hop! Thanks for the great freebie!

    Schoolhouse Talk!

  5. Love the Old Lady freebie and the awesome book lists for different age/grade levels! I need to check out "Peanut butter and Homework Sandwiches"

  6. What a great list of books to use! I love the freebie too!
    Speech Universe

  7. Love book lists!! Thanks Jess what a great idea! I LOVE using books with the younger kids specifically! Excited to find some of them to read to my kiddos!

  8. Love the freebie for literacy!! And what an awesome list of bookS!!