speech and language teaching concepts for One Duck Stuck in speech therapy

Frequent Speech Sounds:

/s/ blends (/sl/, /st/, /sw/, /sp/)
/d/ initial
/m/ initial
/k/ initial and final
/sh/ final
/ng/ final

Themes:

animals
helping others

Book Details:

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

One Duck Stuck

By Phyllis Root

Can two fish, tails going swish, help? What about three moose, munching on spruce? Bright, spirited illustrations by Jane Chapman enhance this one-of-a-kind counting tale by Phyllis Root — a feast of sounds and numbers that will have listeners scrambling to join in the slippy, sloppy fun.

Whether you decide to have a pond-themed unit in the spring or summer, this quirky book is a great choice! It can be used in speech therapy to target a number of speech sounds (/s/ blends, /d/, /k/, /m/, etc). It is also great for engaging young readers with its repetitive text and rhythmic structure. Discover more of the speech and language teaching concepts for using One Duck Stuck in speech therapy below: 

Key Teaching concepts

Narrative Structure:

complete episode

Narrative Concepts:

vocabulary
problem solving
sequencing
illustration study
figurative language
predicting
adjectives
verbs (present progressive)
verbs (action)
verbs (present tense)
text features
phonological awareness
repetitive text
social/emotional
counting

Sequencing:

order of animals that tried to help the duck

Vocabulary:

marsh, slimy, stuck, help, muck, plop

Social/Emotional:

helping others

Figurative Language:

onomatopoeias

Grammar:

adjectives
verbs (present progressive)
verbs (action)
verbs (present)

Text Features:

colored and enlarged fonts

Phonological Awareness:

rhyming

Predicting:

Who will help the duck?
What will happen next?

Problem Solving:

How will the duck get unstuck?
How can the animals help the duck?