speech and language teaching concepts for Curious George Goes to the Beach in speech therapy

Frequent Speech Sounds:

/j/ initial and final (George)
/r/ medial

Themes:

ocean

Book Details:

Diverse Characters: Yes
Age Recommendation: Elementary

Curious George Goes to the Beach

By Margret & H.A. Rey

Enjoy a day at the beach with Curious George! This storybook, featuring illustrations in the classic style of H.A. Rey, takes George on a sunny, seaside adventure. Everyone's favorite curious little monkey tries lifeguarding (he loves the tall chair and binoculars), feeds some seagulls, helps a friend overcome her fear of swimming, and even makes a daring ocean rescue when the picnic basket gets swept out to sea!

This eventful ocean book can be used in speech therapy to address predicting and sequencing. It is also great /j/ and /r/ sounds! Discover more of the speech and language teaching concepts for using Curious George Goes to the Beach in speech therapy below:

Key Teaching concepts

Narrative Structure:

complete episode

Narrative Concepts:

sequencing​
illustration study​
inferencing​
predicting​
verbs (action)
verbs (regular past tense)

Sequencing:

order of events at the beach including fun, a rescue, and celebration

Vocabulary:

sea gull, basket, lifeguard, tide, proud, curious, celebrate, rescue 

Grammar:

verbs (action)
verbs (regular past tense)

Inferencing:

Why is Betsy scared?
What do you think people will think about George as a lifeguard?
How does he feel when the cracker is gone?
How does he feel when his cheese is gone?
How do the other sea gulls feel when George comes by with snacks?
How does George feel about feeding the sea gulls?
How do they feel when the basket floats away?
How did George feel when he got back?
Why did they have a reason to celebrate?

Predicting:

What do you think they will do at the beach?
What do you think George will do when the lifeguard goes on a break?
What do you think George will see up there?
What do you think happened to his cracker?
Who do you think is taking his snacks?
How do you think he will try to catch the snack thief?
What do you think he will do when he sees the other sea gulls?
What do you think he could use to float out in the water and get it back?