speech and language teaching concepts for Bats in speech therapy​ ​

Frequent Speech Sounds:

/b/ initial
/t/ medial
/s/ final

Themes:

bats

Book Details:

Diverse Characters: N/A
Age Recommendation: Elementary, Late Elementary, Middle School

Bats

By Gail Gibbons

Presenting fascinating information on all kinds of bats, from how they use echoes to hear, to the legends that surround them and how to protect the species. Though people often think of bats as scary, bats are really shy, gentle animals. There are nearly 1000 different species of bats, and they live on every continent except Antarctica. Some are tiny, but the giant flying fox bat has a five-foot wingspan!

This informative bats book can be used in speech therapy to target rich vocabulary. It is also great for describing with a variety of adjectives and verbs as well for noticing text features! Discover more of the speech and language teaching concepts for using Bats in speech therapy below:

Key Teaching concepts

Narrative Structure:

descriptive sequence
nonfiction

Narrative Concepts:

vocabulary
illustration study​
adjectives
verbs (action)
verbs (present tense)
compare/contrast
text features​

Vocabulary:

nocturnal, spirit, mammals, prehistoric, migrate, hibernate, continent, echo-location, nectar, pollination, pups, membrane, endangered

Grammar:

adjectives
verbs (action)
verbs (present tense)
compare/contrast bats and birds, bats to other bats

Text Features:

diagrams
labels
capitals
facts

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