speech and language teaching concepts for learning to ski with mr magee in speech therapy

Frequent Speech Sounds:

/g/ medial
/s/ blends

Themes:

unfortunate events
winter
trying something new
skiing isn’t easy

Book Details:

Diverse Characters: N/A
Age Recommendation: Elementary, Late Elementary

Learning to Ski with Mr. Magee

By Chris Van Dusen

A snowy adventure with Mr. Magee and his dog, Dee: One winter morning, Mr. Magee and his little dog, Dee, head out bright and early to learn how to ski. But what begins as a pleasant day in the snow quickly goes downhill when a run-in with a curious moose sends them flying through the air and hanging above an abyss! How will Dee and Magee find their way out of this snowy situation? Learning to Ski with Mr. Magee is another fun-filled adventure for Magee fans old and new.

This hilarious winter-themed book is about another unfortunate event and can be used in speech therapy to address rhyming. It is also great for noticing illustration study and predicting! Discover more of the speech and language teaching concepts for using Learning to Ski with Mr. Magee in speech therapy below:

Key Teaching concepts

Narrative Structure:

complete episode

Narrative Concepts:

vocabulary
theme/message
illustration study
predicting
adjectives
verbs (regular past tense)
verbs (irregular past tense)
text features
phonological awareness

Vocabulary:

stranded, suspended, abyss, sag, steady, lesson

Social/Emotional:

body language
facial expressions

what feeling correlates with “his heart skipped a beat?”

Grammar:

verbs (regular past tense)
verbs (irregular past tense)
prepositional phrases
adjectives

Text Features:

repetitive text
placement of text
ellipsis

Phonological Awareness:

rhyming

Predicting:

What do you think will happen to the Moose who is searching for food on the same hill that Mr. Magee is skiing on?
What do you think will happen when Mr. Magee sees the moose and the author mentions that he doesn’t know how to steer?
What do you think will happen when the moose uses Mr. Magee’s skis as a bridge?

If you are interested in using Learning to Ski with Mr. Magee in speech therapy, then check out the book companion with the full lesson plans and activities.