speech and language teaching concepts for Hark! A Shark! in speech therapy

Frequent Speech Sounds:

/sh/ initial
/ar/ medial
/k/ final

Themes:

summer
ocean

Book Details:

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

Hark! A Shark!

By Bonnie Worth

The Cat in the Hat dives deep in this fascinating exploration of the world of sharks. Learn about the different types of sharks, how we study them, and why they aren't so scary after all. Perfect for kids who love sharks and Dr. Seuss alike, and for any kid who loves learning and science.

This quirky rhyming summer and ocean book can be used in speech therapy to address learning facts about sharks. It is also great for describing with a variety of adjectives and verbs as well as/sh/, /ar/, and /k/ sounds! Discover more of the speech and language teaching concepts for using Hark! A Shark! in speech therapy below:

Key Teaching concepts

Narrative Structure:

descriptive sequence

Narrative Concepts:

vocabulary​
illustration study​
adjectives​
verbs (action)
verbs (present progressive)
text features​
phonological awareness​

Vocabulary:

lark, dare, sharks, broaden, species, anchor, fossils, cartilage, awe, maw, sieve, sift, fin, pectoral, dorsal, keen, sensor, tagging

Grammar:

adjectives​
verbs (action)
verbs (present progressive)

Text Features:

facts
questions
diagrams
index
glossary
suggestions for further reading

Phonological Awareness:

rhyming

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.