speech and language teaching concepts for Gracias The Thanksgiving Turkey in speech therapy

Frequent Speech Sounds:

/gr/ initial

Themes:

Thanksgiving

Book Details:

Diverse Characters: Yes
Age Recommendation: Elementary, Late Elementary

Gracias The Thanksgiving Turkey

By Joy Cowley

When Papa sends a turkey to be fattened up for Thanksgiving, Miguel takes a liking to the friendly bird. Soon, Miguel and Gracias are going everywhere together. But Gracias isn't a pet-he's supposed to be a meal! With a little help from Abuelito, Abuelita, and Tia Rosa, will Miguel be able to keep Gracias off the Thanksgiving table?
This heartwarming tale will inspire readers to give thanks for family, community, and friendship.

This heartwarming Thanksgiving book can be used in speech therapy to address problem-solving and story plot. It is also great for predicting and for targeting story sequencing! Discover more of the speech and language teaching concepts for using Gracias The Thanksgiving Turkey in speech therapy below:

Key Teaching concepts

Narrative Structure:

complex episode

Narrative Concepts:

vocabulary
theme/message
problem-solving
sequencing
inferencing
social-emotional concepts
predicting
grammar – (linguistic verbs)

Sequencing:

order of the townspeople that helped Miguel

Vocabulary:

squawking, confetti, and Spanish words (Abuela, hijo, la misa, loco, tia)