speech and language teaching concepts for biscuit visits the pumpkin patch in speech therapy

Frequent Speech Sounds:

/p/ initial
/b/ initial
/sk/ medial
/w/ initial
/f/ final

Themes:

fall
pumpkins

Book Details:

Diverse Characters: Yes
Age Recommendation: Early Childhood

Biscuit Visits the Pumpkin Patch

By Alyssa Satin Capucilli

What will Biscuit find in the pumpkin patch? The perfect pumpkin and some friendly surprises! Join Biscuit, the much-loved little yellow puppy, for a fun fall outing.

This sweet fall and pumpkin-themed book can be used in speech therapy to target adjectives. It is also great for sequencing or predicting. Discover more of the speech and language teaching concepts for using Biscuits Visits the Pumpkin Patch in speech therapy below: 

Key Teaching concepts

Narrative Structure:

action sequence

Narrative Concepts:

sequencing
illustration study
inferencing
predicting
adjectives
spatial concepts (in, on, behind, in front)

Sequencing:

order of events at the pumpkin patch

Figurative Language:

onomatopoeias- “woof, woof!” “hop, hop!” “bow, wow!”

Grammar:

adjectives

Text Features:

change in font size and color for onomatopoeias

Inferencing:

How do you think Biscuit feels about visiting the pumpkin patch?
Why is Biscuit digging?
Why do you think the two girls are working together to move the wagon?
What do you think Biscuit and the girl will do with their pumpkins when they go home?

Predicting:

What are they going to use the wagon for?
What do you think they will do at the pumpkin patch?
Where do you think Biscuit is going?
Who do you think Puddles belongs to?

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