speech and language teaching concepts for How Do Dinosaurs Go to School? in speech therapy

Frequent Speech Sounds:

/sk/ initial
/z/ final
/s/ medial
/n/ medial
/l/ final
/or /

Themes:

back to school
dinosaurs

Book Details:

Diverse Characters: N/A
Age Recommendation: Elementary

How Do Dinosaurs Go to School?

By Jane Yolen

Key Teaching concepts

Narrative Structure:

action sequence

Narrative Concepts:

vocabulary
theme/message
phonological awareness
verbs (action)
social/emotional
illustration study
inferencing
sequencing

Sequencing:

order of how dinosaurs should and should not act at school

Vocabulary:

fuss, roughhouse, interrupt, show-and-tell, fidget, bullies, tidies

Social/Emotional:

appropriate behavior and rules to follow at school
notice the body language and facial expressions throughout the book

Grammar:

verbs (action)

Phonological Awareness:

rhyming

Inferencing:

Why would the dinosaur make a fuss?
Why would the dinosaur be late to the bus?
How do you think someone would feel if the dinosaur took his/her lunch?
Why would the dinosaur be rushing up the stairs?
How do you think the dinosaur’s classmate feels when the dinosaur interrupts her show-and-tell?
Do you think the dinosaur should yell in class? Why or why not?
What should the dinosaur do instead?
Why do you think the dinosaur is yelling?
Why do you think the dinosaur is roaring for a turn?
What should the dinosaur do instead?
How is the dinosaur making it hard for others to learn?
Why does the dinosaur tidy the desk?
Why would the dinosaur leap out the door?

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