speech and language teaching concepts for I Want To Be A Veterinarian in speech therapy​ ​

Frequent Speech Sounds:

/v/ initial
/t/ final
/n/ medial
/m/ medial
/l/ medial
/z/ final

Themes:

community helpers

Book Details:

Diverse Characters: Yes
Age Recommendation: Early Childhood, Elementary

I Want To Be A Veterinarian

By Laura Driscoll

Veterinarians help sick and hurt animals feel better. Did you know that there are many different ways to be a veterinarian? When a father and child bring Gus the dog to his check-up, they learn that there are vets who work with very large animals, vets who work with wild animals—and more.

This uplifting community helpers book can be used in speech therapy to address sequencing. It is also great for character analysis and for targeting comparing and contrasting as well as for predicting! Discover more of the speech and language teaching concepts for using I Want To Be A Veterinarian in speech therapy below:

Key Teaching concepts

Narrative Structure:

action sequence

Narrative Concepts:

character analysis
sequencing​
predicting​
verbs (present tense)
verbs (present progressive)
compare/contrast
text features​

Sequencing:

order of vets the boy visits

Vocabulary:

pet, aquatic, wildlife rescue center, dairy farm, disease, lab

Character Analysis:

The boy learns that there are many kinds of vets and that he can be one even though he is allergic to cats. He leaves the vet feeling hopeful and optimistic.

Grammar:

verbs (present tense)
verbs (present progressive)
compare/contrast

Text Features:

dialogue
italics

Predicting:

What other kids of vets do you think there are?
Where else do you think people take care of animals?
What do you think happens at the wildlife rescue center?
What kinds of animals do you think they help there?
What kind of animals do you think will be at the dairy farm?
What do you think healthy cows produce?