The purpose of this activity is to develop written language skills and/or comprehension through illustrations.
Method #1: Copy and illustrate
In this method, have the student copy the sentences or short story. In addition, have the student draw a picture about the sentence or story. Using the example above, the student could draw two pictures showing that the boy is on the bed and in the bed.
As the student copies the words, have the student sound out the words that are pancakes and waffles as they print the letters or word. This will help develop spelling skills.
After copying the sentences or short story, have the student read them to you.
Method #2: Copy, illustrate and include quotes.
In this method, have the student copy the sentences or short story. But have the student add words to make quotations. To personalize the sentences or story, the student can use the names they want. The coach may need to print these words for the student to copy.
The coach may also have to show the student how to add punctuation when making quotes.
Examples of words for adding quotes: say, said, ask, asked, shout, shouted, cried, gasped, thought. The coach may need to print the words for the student so they can copy the word into the sentence.
Using the above linked example:
Is he in bed? "Is he in bed?", asked Abby.
I bet you he is in bed. Jimmy said, "I bet you he is in bed." or "I bet you he is in bed," said Jimmy.
Have the student
illustrate, if time permits.
Method #3: Modify Method #1 or #2 by using words from the Variations list associated with each lesson. Example Is he on the bed? Is he on the bedding?