speech and language teaching concepts for Oliver & Hope's Adventure Under the Stars in speech therapy​ ​

Frequent Speech Sounds:

/ch/ initial
/sh/ initial
/d/ initial and medial
/ar/ medial
/k/ final

Themes:

camping
phobias
fear of the dark
imagination

Book Details:

Diverse Characters: N/A
Age Recommendation: Early Childhood, Elementary

Oliver & Hope’s Adventure Under the Stars

By Meg Cadts

Come along for the ride as Oliver the bear and Hope the butterfly join their friends Millie the barn owl and Chewie the English bulldog for their first camping trip. From fire-breathing dragons and alien spaceship encounters to a circus filled with elephants, giraffes and acrobats spinning in the air, the friends spend the night discovering the beauty of Mother Nature and playing silly games that make the shadows a little less scary and the adventure a whole lot more fun.

This inspiring camping book can be used in speech therapy to address social/emotional issues like facing fears of the dark. It is also great for noticing character expressions and for targeting character analysis as well as for describing with a variety of adjectives and verbs! Discover more of the speech and language teaching concepts for using Oliver & Hope's Adventure Under the Stars in speech therapy below:

Key Teaching concepts

Narrative Structure:

complete episode

Narrative Concepts:

vocabulary
theme/message
problem solving
character analysis
illustration study
inferencing
social/emotional
adjectives
verbs (action)
verbs (regular past tense)
verbs (mental state)
complex sentence structure
text features

Vocabulary:

batch, pile, butterfly, adventure, camping, dodgy, accent, path, nervous, cast, glow, imagine, pretend, grub, impression, admire, unique, similar, mates, peculiar, dimmed

Character Analysis:

Chewie learns to overcome his fear of the dark by using his imagination and noticing the beauty in nature.

Social/Emotional:

Chewie has to be brave when he is in the dark and is helped by imagination and having his friends by his side.

Grammar:

adjectives
verbs (action)
verbs (regular past tense)
verbs (mental state)
complex sentence structure

Text Features:

enlarged text
change in font
ellipses

Inferencing:

Why do you think Chewie is nervous?
What will Chewie think when he sees the weird shadows?
What does he think about the shadows now?
How does he feel when they are imagining?
How does he feel when he realizes his friends left him?
What does he think about himself when he makes it back?

Problem Solving:

Chewie is scared of the dark and uses some strategies to help him.