As you might already know, I LOVE using Biscuit books with my preschoolers and young elementary kids. The pictures are great for vocabulary, simple inferencing, and asking questions. A couple months ago, I posted some freebies for Happy Halloween Biscuit. Today, I want to share with you how I use Biscuit's Christmas Eve!
I put velcro in this book as well to target vocabulary and following simple directions. I have a non-verbal autistic student who can really interact well with the book this way. He finds the pictures on my velcro board that go with the corresponding picture in the book. We even practice finding the words on the page that go with the picture (yeah, he can do that at age 6).
After we go through the book, I sometimes use the pictures to try and get my students to sequence the story, or at least tell me the important events. I also ask them questions and try to incorporate some basic concepts and following directions (i.e. find the big ornament, the cookies probably feel ___).
If they are able, we look for pictures with their sound in it and draw them on a dry-erase board. They LOVE drawing on dry-erase boards. I still can't figure out what's so great about it lol.
This time we practiced our colors and directions by coloring a picture. This is the one we used.
You can grab it from honkingdonky.com here.
I also uploaded a FREEBIE copy of the pictures for the book. You can snag that HERE!
Just thought I'd share in case you're needing some last minute Christmas ideas! Enjoy!
Please leave me a comment if you download. :)