speech and language teaching concepts for Jump Frog Jump! in speech therapy

Frequent Speech Sounds:

/j/ initial (jump)
/fr/ initial
/g/ final

Themes:

Spring
pond
Summer

Book Details:

Diverse Characters: Yes
Age Recommendation: Early Childhood

Jump, Frog, Jump!

By Robert Kalan

“This is the turtle that slid into the pond and ate the snake that dropped from a branch and swallowed the fish that swam after the frog—JUMP, FROG, JUMP!” This infectious cumulative tale will have the young frogs you know jumping and chanting with joy.

Whether you decide to have a pond-themed unit in the spring or summer, this book can be used in speech therapy. It can be used to target predicting and sequencing. It is also great for working on action verbs. Discover more of the speech and language teaching concepts for using Jump, Frog, Jump! in speech therapy below: 

Key Teaching concepts

Narrative Structure:

action sequence

Narrative Concepts:

sequencing
illustration study
social emotional
predicting
verbs (action)
verbs (regular and irregular past tense)
repetitive text

Sequencing:

order of events that led to the frog getting away
order of animals that the frog encountered on his journey to get away

Vocabulary:

slid, catch, fly, jump, under, slid, swallowed, net, basket

Social/Emotional:

facial expressions

How do you think the frog felt? (fear, panic, relief)
How did the kids help the frog?
How did the boy with a yellow hat help the frog?

Grammar:

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

Text Features:

repetitive text

Predicting:

How will the frog get away?
What animal is trying to get the frog?
What will each animal do to the other?
Will the kids help the frog?​

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