speech and language teaching concepts for Biscuit Goes to School in speech therapy​

Frequent Speech Sounds:

/f/ final
/sk/ initial
/l/ final

Themes:

back to school

Book Details:

Diverse Characters: Yes
Age Recommendation: Early Childhood, Elementary

Biscuit Goes to School

By Alyssa Satin Capucilli

Biscuit can't wait to go to school! Even though no dogs are allowed, he is determined to see and do everything that takes place at school. But what will happen when the teacher discovers a puppy in the classroom?

This cute back to school book can be used in speech therapy to address social/emotional issues like feeling left out. It is also great for noticing character expressions and for targeting predicting as well as for /f/, /sk/ and /l/ sounds! Discover more of the speech and language teaching concepts for using Biscuit Goes to School in speech therapy below:

Key Teaching concepts

Narrative Structure:

action sequence​

Narrative Concepts:

illustration study​
inferencing​
social/emotional​
predicting​
sequencing 

Sequencing:

order of places Biscuit explores at school

Vocabulary:

gym, library, lunch, hallway, classroom

Social/Emotional:

Biscuit feels left out so he follows the school bus to school!

Grammar:

what questions
where questions

Inferencing:

Why does she put her hands out when she sees the bus coming?
How did Biscuit’s body language change when she told him to stay there?
How do you think he feels when she gets on the bus?
Why would Biscuit go to school?
Why does the boy tell Biscuit to “Shhh!”?
What does she think when she sees Biscuit?
Why does she quickly swoop him away?
What is the teacher thinking when he sees Biscuit?
How does the class feel about Biscuit being there?

Predicting:

What do you think Biscuit will do while she is at school?
What do you think she will say if she sees Biscuit at school?
Where do you think Biscuit will go in the school?
What do you think will happen to Biscuit if a teacher sees him?
What do you think will happen to the girl?
Where do you think she will put Biscuit for the rest of the day?

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