I am so excited about my NO PRINT book companions! I don’t know about you, but–as I’m preparing to go back to school–I’m not excited about prepping a lot of materials (although I generally do enjoy some laminating and cutting).
Here are five reasons why I’ve been enjoying this…
1. Absolutely No Prep
You can download the no print book companion to your device (phone, tablet, or computer) within seconds, and you instantly have a bundle of therapy activities at your fingertips.
2. Common-Core Aligned
You can use the book companion to target a variety of language, vocabulary, and grammar goals (all Common Core-aligned).
3. The Activities Are Leveled
Each target areas is broken down into at least two levels. For example, the WH questions are split into three groups (who/what, when/where, and why). For each group of questions, I included slides with visual supports (WH questions symbols) and slides without visual supports. For students who need more of a challenge, I also included a mix of all WH questions.
4. You Can Use This Book Companion While Reading
The activities are presented in sequential order, so you can practice WH questions, sequencing, vocabulary, and grammar skills in context!
5. Students Love It!
My students really enjoy getting to use the iPad while reading a book. (“It’s like we get to play a game?!”)
If you want to take a closer look, then check out this YouTube video!
Note: This book companion is based on the book The Mitten by Jan Brett. The book should be purchased separately. I am not affiliated with the author of this book.
If you decide to purchase the bundle, then here is a tutorial on how to open the .zip file directly on your iPad. You can also unzip the files on your computer and e-mail them to yourself and/or store them on Google Drive, Dropbox, etc.
If that doesn’t work, then open the PDF in the Google Drive app, tap on the three dots on the top right corner, then tap on “Send a Copy.” Tap on the “Open In” icon on the bottom row, and then tap on “Copy to iBooks” option in the list of available apps.
Check out all of my book companions in my store HERE.
Alison Weigand says
I love using all book companions… find it increases literacy and general interest in reading. My focus would be on wh- questions and sequencing.
Thanks for chiming in, Alison. I love book companions too!
Nancy Jackson-Bryant says
My kiddos love book companions. They are marvelous because I can target different goals/objectives and age groups. I haven't had a "no print" version before and this one looks awesome. I perused the preview. Your products are amazing! I've had compliments and recommended you to some of my slp friends when they commented on your materials. Thanks for continuing to develop fun, supportive speech/language packets. 🙂
Thank you so much, Nancy! You are too sweet!
Kelly Workman says
Not only does this product look very professional and easy to use, it also looks engaging and fun! I do like book companions, but often don't have the time to make (and keep up with) all the pieces they require. This "no print" product is a great solution to those issues! I'm really hoping to see more in this series, as I think it is a fantastic idea! Keep churning out these fantastic materials!
That's exactly why I made this book companion! I couldn't keep up with all the cutting and laminating, especially for a book that I might only use one or two weeks out of the year. Thanks, Kelly!
Are these book companions available as part of your membership too?
Not yet! 😮