speech and language teaching concepts for Library Mouse in speech therapy​ ​

Frequent Speech Sounds:

/s/ initial
/l/ initial
/br/ medial
/r/ initial and medial

Themes:

back to school

Book Details:

Diverse Characters: Yes
Age Recommendation: Elementary, Late Elementary

Library Mouse

By Daniel Kirk

Sam's home was in a little hole in the wall in the children's reference books section, and he thought that life was very good indeed. For Sam loved to read. He read picture books and chapter books, biographies and poetry, and ghost stories and mysteries. Sam read so much that finally one day he decided to write books himself! Sam shared his books with other library visitors by placing them on a bookshelf at night. Until there came the time that people wanted to meet this talented author. Whatever was Sam to do?

This joyful back to school book can be used in speech therapy to target character analysis. It is also great for targeting imagination, predicting and mental state verbs! Discover more of the speech and language teaching concepts for using Library Mouse in speech therapy below:

Key Teaching concepts

Narrative Structure:

complex episode​

Narrative Concepts:

vocabulary​
character analysis​
sequencing​
inferencing​
predicting​
verbs (action)
verbs (regular past tense)
verbs (present progressive)
verbs (mental state)

Sequencing:

order of books Sam hides for others to read

Vocabulary:

reference, belong, chapter, biographies, poetry, fairy tales, mysteries, by the dozen, facts, wonder, fantasy, report, illustrations, immensely, flattered

Character Analysis:

Sam loves to write books but feels conscience when the library goers want to meet him. Sam gets creative by building a display for others to be inspired instead and connects with his readers by helping them have an imagination of their own.

Grammar:

verbs (action)
verbs (regular past tense)
verbs (present progressive)
verbs (mental state)

Inferencing:

How do you think the library belonged to Sam?
Why do you think Sam read so much?
What do you think Sam might write about?
Why do you think Squeak was a good title for his book?
What did the readers think about Sam’s book?
Why do you think Sam wrote about The Lonely Cheese?
How do you think Sam felt while reading the letter?
What do you think others will think about Sam?
Why is the girl surprised to see herself as an author?

Predicting:

Where do you think Sam lives?
What do you think he does when the library closes?
What do you think would be a good title for his book?
What do you think Sam will write about next?
What do you think will happen in his chapter book?
What do you think Sam is going to do with the supplies?
Who do you think is in the box?
What do you think Sam will write about next?

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