speech and language teaching concepts for Fred and Ted Go Camping in speech therapy​ ​

Frequent Speech Sounds:

/fr/ initial
/t/ initial

Themes:

camping

Book Details:

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

Fred and Ted Go Camping

By Peter Eastman

In this story Fred and Ted go camping, and as usual, their uniquely different approaches to doing things (such as packing equipment, setting up camp, and fishing techniques) have humorous—and sometimes surprising—results. A charming introduction to opposites that beginner readers will find ruff to put down!

This funny camping book can be used in speech therapy to address social/emotional issues like having friends who are different than you. It is also great for targeting character analysis and comparing and contrasting as well as for describing with antonyms! Discover more of the speech and language teaching concepts for using Fred and Ted Go Camping in speech therapy below:

Key Teaching concepts

Narrative Structure:

complete episode

Narrative Concepts:

inferencing 
illustration study​
character analysis​
social/emotional​
verbs (regular past tense)
verbs (irregular past tense)
compare/contrast
antonyms

Character Analysis:

Ted likes to follow the rules and takes the safe option during their trip, while Fred likes to live by his own rules.

Social/Emotional:

Fred and Ted are opposites but have a great friendship where they compliment each other.

Grammar:

verbs (regular past tense)
verbs (irregular past tense)
compare/contrast
antonyms

Inferencing:

What type of personality do you think Fred has?
What type of personality do you think Ted has?
How did Fred feel putting up his tent?
How did Fred feel when he couldn’t fall asleep and then woke up late?
How did Fred feel in the water?
What was Fred thinking when he caught a huge fish?
How did they feel when the boat tipped over?
What did they realize at the end?