Corduroy in Speech Therapy

Frequent Speech Sounds:

/r/ vocalic
/k/ initial

Themes:

friendship
acceptance

Book Details:

Diverse Characters: Yes
Age Recommendation: Early Childhood, Elementary

Corduroy

By Don Freeman

Don Freeman's classic character, Corduroy, is even more popular today than he was when he first came on the scene in 1968. This story of a small teddy bear waiting on a department store shelf for a child’s friendship has appealed to young readers generation after generation. One of School Library Journal’s “Top 100 Picture Books” of all time (2012)

One of the National Education Association’s “Teachers' Top 100 Books for Children.”

This sweet book can be used to address point of view and social/emotional issues like acceptance. It is also great for using mentor sentences for complex sentence structure and for targeting vocalic /r/! Discover more of the speech and language teaching concepts for using Corduroy in speech therapy below:

Key Teaching concepts

Narrative Structure:

complex episode

Narrative Concepts:

point of view

Vocabulary:

escalator, gasped, palace, wandered, admiring, toppled, watchman, dashing, fastened

Social/Emotional:

acceptance

Grammar:

complex sentence structure
elaborated noun phrases
adjectives
adverbs

Text Features:

dialogue

Predicting:

What will happen when the night watchman finds Corduroy?