speech and language teaching concepts for Is Your Mama a Llama? in speech therapy

Frequent Speech Sounds:

/m/ initial and medial
/l/ initial
/n/ initial
/fr/ initial

Themes:

animals
family

Book Details:

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

Is Your Mama a Llama?

By Deborah Guarino

In this favorite, whimsical rhyming riddles help Lloyd the baby llama guess what kind of animal everyone's mama really is. But it's his friend Llyn the llama that finally leads Lloyd to the answer he most longs to hear. Is your mama a llama?

This sweet animal-themed book can be used in speech therapy to address rhyming and engage readers with its repetitive text. It is also great for targeting comparing and contrasting.  Discover more of the speech and language teaching concepts for using Is Your Mama a Llama? in speech therapy below:

Key Teaching concepts

Narrative Structure:

complete episode

Narrative Concepts:

vocabulary
adjectives
verbs (mental state)
verbs (action)
verbs (present tense)
verbs (irregular past tense)
verbs (regular past tense)
predicting
illustration study
comparison/contrast
repetitive text
text features
negation
phonological awareness
sequencing
character analysis

Sequencing:

order of animals that llama talked to to find his mama

Vocabulary:

politely, grazes, whiskers, true, cave, herd

Character Analysis:

Llama learns the differences in each animal when he searches all over for his mama.

Grammar:

adjectives
verbs (mental state)
verbs (action)
verbs (regular past tense)
verbs (irregular past tense)
verbs (present)
negation

Text Features:

repetitive text

Phonological Awareness:

rhyming

Inferencing:

How do you know from the illustrations, that certain animals are not the llama’s mama?
How are the animals the same or different than llama?
How do you think the llama feels that she cannot find her mama?
How do you think the llama feels when she finds her mama?

Predicting:

What animal will the llama ask next if they are his mama?
Where is the llama’s mama?
What do you think the llama’s mama looks like?