speech and language teaching concepts for Morris Goes To School in speech therapy​ ​

Frequent Speech Sounds:

/s/ final
/sk/ initial
/l/ final

Themes:

back to school

Book Details:

Diverse Characters: N/A
Age Recommendation: Elementary

Morris Goes To School

By B. Wiseman

Morris the Moose can’t read or count, so he decides to go to school. After a day of ABCs and 123s, Morris is thrilled with all that he has learned.

This silly back to school book can be used in speech therapy to address social/emotional issues like staying positive and overcoming obstacles. It is also great for noticing character expressions and for targeting character analysis as well as for predicting! Discover more of the speech and language teaching concepts for using Morris Goes To School in speech therapy below:

Key Teaching concepts

Narrative Structure:

complete episode​

Narrative Concepts:

vocabulary
sequencing
character analysis
illustration study
inferencing
social/emotional​
predicting​

Sequencing:

order of new skills Morris learns at school

Vocabulary:

store, read, count, school, moose, gumdrops, interrupt, song, railroad, tracks, ladders, arithmetic, letters

Character Analysis:

Morris learns new skills at school and shows us how learning new information can be fun, even when challenging and how important staying positive is.

Social/Emotional:

Morris overcomes obstacles in the classroom by getting creative and using what he has to help him.

Inferencing:

What does the salesman think when Morris comes to the fish store?
Why do you think Morris said he had four pennies?
What do the students think about Morris being at school?
How did Morris feel during spelling time?
How did Morris feel on the teachers desk?
Why do you think Morris is sad when counting?
How did Morris feel at the end of the day?

Predicting:

What do you think will happen when Morris goes to the fish store?
Do you think Morris knows what school is?
What do you think will happen when Morris goes to school?
What do you think will happen when Morris tries to sit at the desk?
What do you think Morris will eat for lunch?
What do you think Morris will be good at during recess?
What do you think Miss Fine show Morris to count with?
What do you think Morris will pretend to be?
Which store do you think Morris will go to now?
What do you think will happen when he goes to pay?

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.