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speech and language teaching concepts for Have You Seen My Dinosaur? in speech therapy​ ​

Frequent Speech Sounds:

/v/ final
/s/ initial and medial
/d/ initial
/n/ medial and final
/or/ medial
/air/ final

Themes:

dinosaur
non-seasonal

Book Details:

Diverse Characters: Yes
Age Recommendation: Early Childhood, Elementary

Have You Seen My Dinosaur?

By Jon Surgal

How do you find a missing dinosaur who’s large and green and likes to roar? When a little boy’s dinosaur decides to play hide-and-seek, he is surprisingly difficult to track down. Veteran illustrator Joe Mathieu’s dinomite illustrations and Jon Surgal’ s saur-ing verse will have kids roaring with laughter as they romp through this funny rhyming Beginner Book.

This fun dinosaur book can be used in speech therapy to address prepositional phrases. It is also great for describing and targeting /v/, /s/, /d/, /n/, /or/ and /air/ sounds! Discover more of the speech and language teaching concepts for using Have You Seen My Dinosaur? in speech therapy below:

Key Teaching concepts

Narrative Structure:

action sequence

Narrative Concepts:

vocabulary​
illustration study
figurative language 
predicting​
phonological awareness
adjectives
verbs (action)
verbs (irregular past tense)
negative (not)
prepositions
where questions
text features​

Vocabulary:

barge, lynx, minks, ocelot, gnu, kinkajou, camel, Baden-Baden, Scottish, Culloden, yak, Bhutan, orangutan, boar, display, ancient Greeks, rare

Figurative Language:

simile (longer than a mile)
idiom (come through)

Grammar:

adjectives
verbs (action)
verbs (irregular past tense)
negative (not)
prepositions
where questions

Text Features:

questions
capitals
thought bubbles

Phonological Awareness:

rhyming

Predicting:

Where do you think the dinosaur is?
Why does the man say he won’t find the dinosaur?

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