speech and language teaching concepts for click clack moo cows that type in speech therapy

Frequent Speech Sounds:

/l/ blends (/kl/, /bl/)
/f/ initial
/k/ initial

Themes:

farm

Book Details:

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

Click, Clack, Moo: Cows That Type

By Doreen Cronin

Farmer Brown has a problem. His cows like to type. All day long he hears:
Click, clack, moo.
Click, clack, moo.
Click, clack, moo.
But Farmer Brown’s problems REALLY begin when his cows start leaving him notes! Come join the fun as a bunch of literate cows turn Farmer Brown’s farm upside-down!

This hilarious farm-themed book can be used in speech therapy to address social/emotional concepts like frustrations and compromising.  It is also great for problem solving and inferencing! Discover more of the speech and language teaching concepts for using Click, Clack, Moo: Cows That Type in speech therapy below: 

Key Teaching concepts

Narrative Structure:

complete episode

Narrative Concepts:

vocabulary
verbs (action)
figurative language
problem solving
repetitive text
social/emotional
predicting
inferencing
illustration study

Vocabulary:

impatient, deal, strike, impossible, typewriter, gathered, exchange

Social/Emotional:

frustration
annoyance
furious
compromising/working together
humor

Why is Farmer Brown furious?
Why are the cows and the hens impatient?

Figurative Language:

onomatopoeias

Grammar:

verbs (actions)

Text Features:

change in font
text size
bold text
letter writing
exclamation points
repetitive text

Inferencing:

How do you think the cows and hens feel when they watch Farmer Brown storm off?
How do you think the cows and hens feel once they finally get electric blankets?

Predicting:

How do you think the cows and hens going on strike will make Farmer Brown feel?
Do you think Duck is going to return the typewriter like he is supposed to?

Problem Solving:

Farmer Brown’s cows and hens refuse to work unless they are given electric blankets. Farmer Brown has to find a way to get his farm back up and running like normal.

If you are interested in using Click, Clack, Moo: Cows That Type in speech therapy, then check out the book companion with the full lesson plans and activities. 

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