speech and language teaching concepts for I Can Save The Earth in speech therapy

Frequent Speech Sounds:

/m/ initial
/ks/ final
/er/ initial

Themes:

Spring
Earth Day

Book Details:

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

I Can Save The Earth

By Alison Inches

Meet Max the Little Monster. He is a cute, furry green monster who is an environmental nightmare. Among other things, he leaves on all the lights, keeps his computer plugged in, blasts the TV, hoards his old toys and uses so much toilet paper it clogs the toilet until finally, his excessive ways cause a power outage. With no TV to watch, computer to play on, video games to play with, Max finds there is a whole big world outside that he can make a difference in the environment.

This fun Earth Day-themed book can be used in speech therapy to teach the importance of taking care of our environment and teaching new vocabulary. It is also great for targeting action verbs and the following sounds: /m/, /x/, and /er/.  Discover more of the speech and language teaching concepts for using I Can Save the Earth in speech therapy below: 

Key Teaching concepts

Narrative Structure:

complete episode

Narrative Concepts:

vocabulary
theme/message
illustration study
verbs (action)
verbs (irregular and regular past tense)
verbs (mental state)
text features

Vocabulary:

trash, clog, overflow, unexpected, recycle, pollution, composted, electricity, litter, reduce, reuse

Grammar:

verbs (action)
verbs (irregular and regular past tense)
verbs (mental state)

Text Features:

bolded fonts for emphasis on new words/vocabulary

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