using Mr. Goat's Valentine in speech therapy

Frequent Speech Sounds:

/f/ initial
/l/ initial and medial
/g/ initial

Themes:

Valentine’s Day
family
love

Book Details:

Diverse Characters: N/A
Age Recommendation: Elementary

Mr. Goat’s Valentine

By Eve Bunting

Key Teaching concepts

Narrative Structure:

complete episode

Narrative Concepts:

vocabulary
character analysis
sequencing
social/emotional
predicting
adjectives
verbs (lingustic)

Sequencing:

order of events Mr. Goat takes to show his mother how much he loves her

Vocabulary:

bouquet, rusty, ragweed, delightful, stall, rotten, sample, oozing, guaranteed, foul, serenade

Character Analysis:

Mr. Goat wants to show his “first love” how much she means to him.

Social/Emotional:

Mr. Goat tries to show his mother how much he loves her by getting her the perfect gift.

Grammar:

adjectives
verbs (linguistic)

Predicting:

Who do you think Mr. Goat’s first love is?
How do you think Mr. Goat will show his first love how much she means to him?
What do you think he will get after he gets the bouquet?
What do you think he will get next?
What do you think the song will say?
Who do you think his first love is now?

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