speech and language teaching concepts for Curious George Goes Camping in speech therapy​ ​

Frequent Speech Sounds:

/j/ initial and final (George)
/or/ medial
/sm/ initial
/l/ final
/f/ initial
/er/ final

Themes:

camping
fire safety

Book Details:

Diverse Characters: Yes
Age Recommendation: Early Childhood, Elementary

Curious George Goes Camping

By Margret Rey

Spend a day in the outdoors camping with Curious George as he pitches a tent, roasts marshmallows, and tries to stay out of trouble! George and the man with the yellow hat are going camping! George tries to be helpful, but after he upsets a neighboring camper, he ends up exploring the woods on his own. Before long, an encounter with a cute forest creature throws George into a chain of outrageous events that allows him to find a way to be helpful after all.

This adventurous camping book can be used in speech therapy to address fire safety and predicting. It is also great for noticing character expressions and for targeting a variety of verbs as well as for /j/, /or/, /sm/, /l/, /f/ and /er/ sounds! Discover more of the speech and language teaching concepts for using Curious George Goes Camping in speech therapy below:

Key Teaching concepts

Narrative Structure:

complete episode

Narrative Concepts:

vocabulary
sequencing
inferencing
predicting
verbs (action)
verbs (regular past tense)
verbs (mental state)
text features

Sequencing:

order of events that lead to George putting out a forest fire

Vocabulary:

curious, special, plans, camping, gear, suggest, roast, wander, warn, asked, thought, sizzled, deer, chatter, gently, wonder, creek, emergency, ranger, forest, campground

Grammar:

verbs (action)
verbs (regular past tense)
verbs (mental state verbs)

Text Features:

dashes
capitals
ellipses
italics

Inferencing:

What do you think George was thinking when he saw all the tents?
What do you think George thought when he was asked to help set up their tent?
Why do you think the man asked George to fill up the bucket instead?
Why do you think the camper is running after George?
How did George feel when the camper was running after him?
How did George feel after the deer chased him?
Why did the skunk spray him?
How did George feel when he got sprayed?
What does George think when he sees the fire?
What did the ranger think when he saw George at the fire?
Why was he praised this time when he put out the fire?
How did George feel at the end?

Predicting:

Where do you think George will wander off to?
What do you think will happen when George pours water on the fire?
What do you think will happen when the campers footsteps get closer and closer?
What other animals do you think he will see in the woods?
Do you think kitty wants to play?
What do you think will happen to George when he pulls out a skunk?
What do you think George will do to get the smell off?
What do you think he will try next?
Who do you think he hears?
What do you think George will do to stop the fire?
How do you think they will get rid of the smell?
How do you think George will stay safe next time they go camping?