Tuesday, November 25, 2014

5-Star Ideas for SLP's: Click, Clack, Moo Cows that Type by Speech to the Core

One of the best ways to help students with language difficulties is to use book companions! Lyndsey Zurawski from Speech to the Core, has made an excellent companion packet for the popular book “Click, Clack, Moo, Cows that Type.” The book is written by Doreen Cronin and Betsy Lewin. You must purchase the book separately, but I would wager that 90% of all school libraries have this book available to borrow! It is a wonderful book for a variety ages with a fun focus on onomatopoeia. What’s onomatopoeia? A word whose sound imitates its meaning (e.g. “click” and “clack”).

Now, on to Lyndsey’s fabulous book companion.  It has many outstanding features and targets students in grades first through third. She lists specific links to the CCSS, which is a HUGE plus. Instructions are clear and concise. I really like that she has included actual pictures demonstrating how she uses anchor charts in a lesson. See below!

Next, she has included some great rubrics that are KID-FRIENDLY! These bright, colorful rubrics will help students understand what we are expecting them to do AND how they are performing.

Also included is a Tier 2 vocabulary list with worksheets that require the student to write a definition AND draw a picture illustrating the definition. There are assessment pages to measure a student’s vocabulary acquisition and comprehension of wh-questions. Makes taking data EASY! She also covers defining character traits (matching the descriptors to the character) as well as cause and effect relationships.

You will also find antonym and synonym cards that can be used to further improve vocabulary skills. In all, this is a fantastic book companion to Click, Clack, Moo that you will find useful for MANY of your students!

Click the log below for a link to Lynsdey's TpT store.

Looking for more 5-star ideas? Check out all of the sites listed below:


Speech Made Simple

The Speech Space

School Speech Therapy

The Speech Owl

Mrs. Jones Speech Room

The Pedi Speechie

Chit Chat and Small Talk

Have fun!

1 comment:

  1. Thanks Tracy for an amazing review! I hope you continue to enjoy using it as much as I do! :)