speech and language teaching concepts for Frog and Toad All Year: Ice Cream in speech therapy

Frequent Speech Sounds:

/fr/ initial
/g/ final
/t/ initial
/kr
/ initial
/s/ final

Themes:

summer

Book Details:

Diverse Characters: N/A
Age Recommendation: Elementary, Late Elementary, Middle School

Frog and Toad All Year: Ice Cream

By Arnold Lobel

In the summer, Frog and Toad are always together. They decide to eat some ice cream but things don't quite go as planned! Can they find a way to enjoy the day?

This silly summer book can be used in speech therapy to address social/emotional issues like accepting unexpected events. It is also great for inferencing and for targeting character analysis and a variety of verbs as well as for /fr/, /g/, /t/, /kr/ and /s/ sounds! Discover more of the speech and language teaching concepts for using Frog and Toad All Year: Ice Cream in speech therapy below: 

Key Teaching concepts

Narrative Structure:

complete episode​

Narrative Concepts:

vocabulary   ​
inferencing ​
character analysis​
social/emotional​
adjectives
verbs (regular past tense)
verbs (irregular past tense)
verbs (present progressive)
verbs (linguistic)

Vocabulary:

wish, idea, melting, hurry, splatter, awful, cried, good heavens, drat, shade

Character Analysis:

Toad tries to seize the day and even when things don’t go as planned he finds a way to see the positive in the situation, whereas Frog can be a little on edge and disappointed.

Social/Emotional:

Toad wants to do something nice for his friend Frog. Even when things don’t go as planned, they both find a way to enjoy their time together.

Grammar:

adjectives
verbs (regular past tense)
verbs (irregular past tense)
verbs (present progressive)
verbs (linguistic)

Inferencing:

Why do you think Toad knows what flavor Frog likes best?
Why do you think Toad is walking faster?
What is he thinking when the ice cream starts melting?
How does Toad feel when he can’t see the path?
How did they all feel if it said they “cried” rather than said?
Why did Frog hide behind a rock?
How did Frog feel when Toad fell into the pond?
How is Toads personality different than Frogs?

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.