Wednesday, June 17, 2015

How to Make an Apple Pie and See the World

It's Wild About Books Wednesday! If you're new to my blog, each week I share a new book and discuss ways it can be used to enhance speech and language. If you're a fellow blogger, please link up with your own ideas! Just use the picture at the bottom of this post! Today, I'm so lucky to be reviewing a book companion for How to Make an Apple Pie and See the World by Lindsey Karol of Word Nerd Speech Teach! Sometimes, a book companion looks so cute I have to have it without ever reading the book! Lindsey graciously sent me the companion and I ordered the book right away! You can find Lindsey's companion by clicking HERE.
How to Make an Applie Pie and See the World by Marjorie Priceman is a charming little story of a girl who wants to make an apple pie, but the local market is closed! She then embarks on a journey around the world to gather the necessary ingredients! She goes aboard on a steamship to Italy so that she can gather wheat, flies to France to acquire a French hen, goes to Jamaica for sugar, and a variety of other countries to obtain the most high quality ingredients! It's a wonderful book about adventure and the comfort of apple pie!

This book is a treasure trove! It's the perfect book to use to tie social studies into language therapy. If you're in a classroom, this book will be perfect during a "around the world" unit of study or to use during an interactive read aloud at any time! I love when a storybook can be used to tie in other areas of study on a whim!

There are so many ways to use this book to enhance language. Here are a few ideas:
1) Sequencing - You can sequence the little girl's travels. First, she went to Italy and so forth. You can  also sequence the steps to making an apple pie. There's a couple pages in the book that breaks down all the steps and there is also a recipe on the back page!
2) Writing - This book is perfect for a mini-lesson on how to write a list. There are so many purposes for writing and the planner nerd in me loves making lists! haha
3) Executive Functioning - Lindsey has a writing page included in her companion that asks, what would you do if you didn't have the ingredients for an apple pie? What would you do if the market is closed? This book is perfect for problem solving/planning and discussing whether or not the lady in the book made a good decision.

Lindsey's book companion also addresses a wide variety of skills! There are differentiated comprehension cards. There's a set of cards that are open-ended and a set that contains answer choices.
There are also card sets that are designed to improve vocabulary. This companion addresses synonyms, antonyms, vocabulary from the book, and multiple meaning words. I love that the cards are black/white, because after students work with them at school you can throw them in a baggie and send them home!
This companion also includes a writing prompt, venn diagrams, and an open-ended sheet that can tackle any skill.
Have you read this delightful book? I definitely plan on using it next year! My students are going to love it! I also noticed that there is a sequel - How to Make a Cherry Pie and see the USA. That's definitely going on my wish-list!

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1 comment:

  1. Thanks for hosting as always! I think I may need to check out that book!