speech and language teaching concepts for Duck and Goose Go to the Beach in speech therapy

Frequent Speech Sounds:

/d/ initial
/k/ final
/g/ initial
/s/ final

Themes:

summer
ocean
friendship
conquering fears
adventure

Book Details:

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

Duck and Goose Go to the Beach

By Tad Hills

Duck wants to go on an adventure. But Goose isn't so sure. Together, the two best friends set off on a walk that takes them through the meadow, past a shady thicket, and over a distant hill, all the way to a place they've never been before—the beach! Turns out, Goose loves the ocean. But guess who doesn't?

This cute summer and ocean book can be used in speech therapy to address social/emotional issues like giving things a try with your friends. It is also great for noticing character expressions and for targeting character analysis as well as for describing! Discover more of the speech and language teaching concepts for using Duck and Goose Go to the Beach in speech therapy below:

Key Teaching concepts

Narrative Structure:

complete episode​

Narrative Concepts:

vocabulary​
theme/message
character analysis

illustration study​
inferencing​
social/emotional​
adjectives​
verbs (action)
verbs (regular past tense​)
verbs (linguistic​)

Vocabulary:

honked, relax, flitted, swished, trip, meadow, grumbled, wonder, gazing, brambles, vast, tidal

Character Analysis:

At first, Goose is scared and wants to stay close to home. Once Goose realizes he is at the beach, he starts to enjoy himself while Duck is no longer excited and carefree and starts to worry himself.

Social/Emotional:

Duck and Goose feel opposite ways about going on an adventure but push each other to have fun when the other person is a little scared, worried, or unsure of the circumstances.

Grammar:

adjectives​
verbs (action)
verbs (regular past tense​)
verbs (linguistic​)

Inferencing:

How does Duck feel about going on a trip?
How does Goose feel about going on a trip, adventure or a hike?
How does Goose feel about the beach?
How did Duck’s feelings towards going to the beach change?
How did they feel about going home?

If you are interested in seeing other summer and ocean books to use in therapy, then check out the Narrative Teaching Points Book List for a printable copy.