speech and language teaching concepts for The Honeybee in speech therapy

Frequent Speech Sounds:

/b/ initial
/z/ final
/ing/ final (sing, flapping, lapping, searching, etc.)

Themes:

Spring
bugs

Book Details:

Diverse Characters: N/A
Age Recommendation: Early Childhood, Elementary, Late Elementary

The Honeybee

By Kirsten Hall

Buzz from flower to flower with a sweet honeybee in this timely, clever, and breathtakingly gorgeous picture book from critically acclaimed author Kirsten Hall and award-winning illustrator Isabelle Arsenault.

This cute Spring book can be used in speech therapy to address sequencing, describing, and rhyming. It is also great for targeting the following sounds: /b/, /z/, /ing/. Discover more of the speech and language teaching concepts for using The Honeybee in speech therapy below: 

 

Key Teaching concepts

Narrative Structure:

descriptive sequence

Narrative Concepts:

vocabulary
theme/message
sequencing
illustration study
adjectives
verbs (present progressive)
verbs (action)
text features
phonological awareness

Sequencing:

order of events that take place in the process of the honeybee making honey

Vocabulary:

field, near, wings, pollen, nectar, crowd, hive, ambition, honeycomb, honey

Grammar:

adjectives
verbs (action)
verbs (present progressive)

Text Features:

different font spacing and colors for emphasis
ALL CAPS
ellipsis
exclamation points
parentheses

Phonological Awareness:

rhyming

If you are interested in seeing other Spring books to use in therapy, then check out the Narrative Teaching Points Book List for a printable copy