speech and language teaching concepts for Chicka Chicka Boom Boom in speech therapy

Frequent Speech Sounds:

/b/ initial
/m/ final
/ch/ initial
/k/ medial



Book Details:

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

Chicka Chicka Boom Boom

By Bill Martin Jr. and John Archambault

In this lively alphabet rhyme, all the letters of the alphabet race each other up the coconut tree. Will there be enough room? Oh, no—Chicka Chicka Boom! Boom!

This rhythmic alphabet themed book can be used in speech therapy to address letter recognition and rhyming. It is also great for predicting and targeting the following sounds: /ch/, /k/, /b/, /m/. Discover more of the speech and language teaching concepts for using Chick Chick Boom Boom in speech therapy below: 

Key Teaching concepts

Narrative Structure:

action sequence

Narrative Concepts:

text features
figurative language
letter recognition
phonological awareness
repetitive text


order of letters in the alphabet that went up the coconut tree

Figurative Language:

personification of the letters

Text Features:

bolded font
colored font
enlarged font
repetitive text

Phonological Awareness:



Why do you think the letters of the alphabet are running up the tree?
What will happen when they all get up the tree?
Why do you think the tree is starting to lean?


Will there be enough room?
What do you think is going to happen to the letters? (point to the leaning coconut tree)
What do you think the letters do next?