using dive dolphins in speech therapy

Frequent Speech Sounds:

/d/ initial
/f/ medial

Themes:

ocean
dolphins
non-fiction text

Book Details:

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

Dive, Dolphin!

By Shira Evans

From the classic bottlenose dolphin to the orca, young readers will learn all about these amazing animals in this pre-reader. Through text features such as the vocabulary tree and the wrap-up activity, kids will be introduced to vocabulary in concept groups—helping them make connections between words and expand their understanding of the world.

With short and simple sentences on each page, this is an easy read and perfect for early learners. There are many speech and language teaching concepts for using Dive, Dolphins in speech therapy. This simple nonfiction book can be used for targeting action verbs as well as describing.

Key Teaching concepts

Narrative Structure:

informational text

Vocabulary:

blowhole, flippers

Grammar:

verbs (action)
adjectives

Text Features:

informational callout text boxes