using Another in speech therapy

Frequent Speech Sounds:

/k/ initial

Themes:

imagination

Book Details:

Diverse Characters: Yes
Age Recommendation: Early Childhood, Elementary

Another

By Christian Robinson

Christian Robinson brings young readers on a playful, imaginative journey into another world. What if you… encountered another perspective? Discovered another world? Met another you? It’s bedtime for a girl and her cat as this wordless picture book opens; the cat sees a portal open in her wall, and a nearly-identical cat walks through and grabs a red toy mouse from the floor.  The girl wakes up, and the two follow the new cat out through the hole. They find themselves in a new world where up is down and down is up.  Other portals lead to new places where dozens of other children are playing. Finally, the girl and cat meet up with their doubles (except for a few details that are blue instead of red).  The blue-collared cat tosses the red mouse to the red-collared cat, and he and the girl return to their bedroom. Everything seems to be just as it was at the beginning of the story…except that now there is a blue toy mouse on the floor.

The wordless story, Another, is great for compare and contrast and inferencing. Discover more of the speech and language teaching concepts for using Another in speech therapy below:

Key Teaching concepts

Narrative Structure:

reactive sequence

Inferencing:

characters are upside down
where does the hole lead?
reason for entering the new world

Predicting:

What is the girl with the blue collared cat going to do with the red toy mouse?

Problem Solving:

a cat from another world took the girl’s pet cat’s toy mouse