using Here Comes the Easter Cat in speech therapy

Frequent Speech Sounds:

/k/ initial
/st/ medial
/er/ final

Themes:

spring
Easter

Book Details:

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

Here Comes the Easter Cat

By Deborah Underwood

Why should the Easter Bunny get all the love? That's what Cat would like to know. So he decides to take over: He dons his sparkly suit, jumps on his Harley, and roars off into the night. But it turns out delivering Easter eggs is hard work. And it doesn't leave much time for naps (of which Cat has taken five–no, seven). So when a pooped-out Easter Bunny shows up, and with a treat for Cat, what will Cat do? His surprise solution will be stylish, smart, and even—yes—kind.

This clever spring and Easter book can be used in speech therapy to address social/emotional issues like learning to appreciate others rather than being jealous of them. It is also great for predicting, noticing facial expressions and for targeting character analysis as well as for /k/, /st/ and /er/ sounds! Discover more of the speech and language teaching concepts for using Here Comes the Easter Cat in speech therapy below:

Key Teaching concepts

Narrative Structure:

complete episode

Narrative Concepts:

vocabulary​
character analysis
inferencing
social/emotional
illustration study
predicting​
adjectives

Vocabulary:

Easter Bunny, grumpy, jealous, costume, deliver, lazy, tired, grief

Character Analysis:

Cat tries to be better than the Easter Bunny then learns that the Easter Bunny isn’t so bad after all and does a lot of hard work.

Social/Emotional:

Cat learns that Easter Bunny is just doing his job and learns to appreciate him rather than being jealous of him.

Grammar:

adjectives

Text Features:

italics
dialogue

Inferencing:

How does cat feel about the Easter Bunny?
What is cat trying to ask about the Easter Bunny?
Why does cat want to bring the children chocolate bunnies?
Why do you think cat wants to ride a motorcycle?
How does he feel when he comes back?
How does cat feel when he learns that the Easter Bunny doesn’t nap?
How does he feel about himself when he learns this?
How does he feel when he meets the Easter Bunny?
How does cat feel when he is accused of stealing the Easter Bunny?

Predicting:

How do you think he could be the Easter Cat?
What do you think cat will bring the children?
How do you think he will get around?
What do you think he will wear?
Where do you think cat is going?
What do you think cat wants to do with the Easter Bunny?
Where do you think cat is going now?

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