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"The Hat" by Jan Brett - Sequencing and Perspective Taking

Hey all! Hope you had a lovely Monday back at work...and by lovely I mean it went quick and you drank enough coffee :) We are continuing to work on "The Hat" by Jan Brett, and I have tried to expand the book to make it more accessible for my kiddos needs this year. Last year's packet that I created seems to be a little too "high" for what I'm trying to target, so I scaled back and went back to basics with this one.

This packet focuses on sequencing the events in the story using beginning, middle, and end for my
kinders and firsties. We are really working on stretching the story, giving details, and not just telling me "Hedgie gets rid of his hat!" when I ask what happens in the story. I have a lovely bulletin board coming up, so I'm hoping to use my cute craftivity to display their hard work!

The craftivity jumps off of the sequencing chart where the kids have to illustrate b/m/e and also write keywords or events on the lines below. We have been using a lot of clinician-modeling for this, and I've been targeting how to use strategies like the book itself to answer the questions (work smarter, not harder, right!?).


For the perspective taking, I've been literally moving them to another seat to "change their perspective" for the session. It's been making it a bit more accessible for the kiddos, plus I got some figurative language in there with "put yourself in someone else's shoes"...no one has tried to change actual shoes yet, so that's a plus! LOL For these older kiddos, mainly my second graders, I've been having them think about how the sock in the story feels. We're then writing a newspaper-style piece that is meant to be silly, and not very writing intensive. I'm going more for a creative, narrative target. Plus, I'd like them to really think outside the box about how an inanimate object might feel! I've been using things around the speech room as examples, which is why I was describing today how my coffee cup was lonely because it didn't have coffee in it yet --- read: caffeine addicted SLP.

You can download this and my other packet for The Hat HERE on TpT! Happy Jan Brett-ing :)

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