speech and language teaching concepts for A Day At The Police Station in speech therapy​ ​

Frequent Speech Sounds:

/p/ initial
/l/ medial
/s/ medial and final
/er/ medial and final
/br/ initial
/j/ medial (Bridget, sergeant)
/r/ medial

Themes:

community helpers
helping others
appreciation

Book Details:

Diverse Characters: N/A
Age Recommendation: Elementary

A Day At The Police Station

By Richard Scary

It’s time for a ride-along with Busytown’s favorite police officer, Sergeant Murphy! Whether it’s helping Busytown citizens find their lost items, handling huge traffic jams, or teaching the town about safety, children will love this fun and exciting story from the one and only Richard Scarry. Includes a sheet of stickers!

This adventurous community helpers book can be used in speech therapy to character analysis. It is also great for noticing character expressions and for describing as well as for /p/, /l/, /s/, /er, /br/, /j/ and /r/ sounds! Discover more of the speech and language teaching concepts for using A Day At The Police Station in speech therapy below:

Key Teaching concepts

Narrative Structure:

complete episode

Narrative Concepts:

theme/message​
character analysis​
sequencing​
illustration study​
inferencing​
figurative language
verbs (action)
verbs (present tense)
verbs (regular past tense)
verbs (irregular past tense)
verb (present progressive)
verbs (linguistic)
text features​

Sequencing:

order of events during Bridget’s day at the police station

Character Analysis:

Bridget learns to appreciate what his dad does for work.

Figurative Language:

smiles (as pale as a ghost)
idioms (let your imagination run wild)

Grammar:

verbs (action)
verbs (present tense)
verbs (regular past tense)
verbs (irregular past tense)
verb (present progressive)
verbs (linguistic)

Text Features:

dialogue
capitals
bold text
dashes

Inferencing:

Why do you think Bridget is crying?
How do you think Bridget feels about her dad being a police officer?
Why does she feel this way?
Why do you think “THAT” is capitalized?
What does Bridget think about her fathers job?
How do others feel about her father?
How does Mr. Gronkle feel when he comes into the office?
How do you know he feels that way?
What does he think about the suspects?
What does Sergent Murphy think about the three of them?
How does Bridget feel about his job at the end?

If you are interested in seeing other community helpers books to use in therapy, then check out the Themed Key Teaching Points Book List for a printable copy.