speech and language teaching concepts for Bubbles...Up! in speech therapy

Frequent Speech Sounds:

/b/ initial
/pl/ initial
/j/ initial
/er/ final

Themes:

Summer

Book Details:

Diverse Characters: N/A
Age Recommendation: Early Childhood, Elementary

Bubbles…Up!

By Jacqueline Davies

A day at the community pool is full of unwater magic—dunking and diving with friends; somersaulting, walking on your hands, and bursting up through the surface like a tortoise. But when a thunderstorm comes and a little brother ventures too close to the pool’s edge, will our main character be quick enough and brave enough to save the day? In this energetic read-aloud, the words swim off the pages as the underwater world comes to life through lush, dynamic illustrations and visual poetry. Journey to an imaginative world where, always and forever, bubbles . . . rise . . . UP!

This fun Summer book can be used in speech therapy to target rhyming and figurative language skills. It is also great for describing and inferencing. Discover more of the speech and language teaching concepts for using Bubbles…Up! in speech therapy below: 

Key Teaching concepts

Narrative Structure:

complete episode

Narrative Concepts:

vocabulary
illustration study
inferencing
figurative language
social/emotional
adjectives
verbs
text features
phonological awareness

Vocabulary:

burst, plunge, guards, dive, dunk, liquid, cling, aqueous

Social/Emotional:

facial expressions
happiness
imagination
courage

Figurative Language:

similes
onomatopoeias

Grammar:

adjectives
verbs (action)
verbs (present progressive)

Text Features:

fun spacing and different sized fonts for emphasis
animated font
exclamation points
ellipsis
ALL CAPS

Phonological Awareness:

rhyming

Inferencing:

Where do the bubbles come from?
Do the characters enjoy swimming in the water? How do you know?
What season do you think it is?
Why does the “young one” watch from the edge of the pool?
Where does the character pretend she is swimming?
Why do the children have to get out of the pool?

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