speech and language teaching concepts for Fred and Ted's Road Trip in speech therapy

Frequent Speech Sounds:

/fr/ initial
/t/ initial

Themes:

summer

Book Details:

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

Fred and Ted’s Road Trip

By Peter Eastman

In their latest adventure, Fred and Ted pack a picnic basket, jump in their cars, and hit the open road—but as usual, things don't go as the doggy duo plan. They encounter muddy roads, thunder and lightning, tire-piercing cacti, and overenthusiastic tire inflating that almost sends Fred into orbit!

This fun summer book can be used in speech therapy to address social/emotional issues like having different personalities than your friends. It is also great for noticing character expressions and for targeting comparing and contrasting as well as for character analysis! Discover more of the speech and language teaching concepts for using Fred and Ted's Road Trip 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

Character Analysis:

Ted likes to follow the rules and is always looking out for others, while Fred likes to live by his own rules.

Social/Emotional:

Fred and Ted are opposites but have a great friendship where Ted helps out and Fred keeps things interesting.

Grammar:

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

Inferencing:

What type of personality do you think Fred has?
What type of personality do you think Ted has?
How did Fred feel all dirty?
Why do you think Ted drove under the log?
What was Fred thinking when he felt the drops?
How did they feel when the tire went flat?
What can you infer about Ted and his need to help others?

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