speech and language teaching concepts for Pete the cat and the treasure map in speech therapy

Frequent Speech Sounds:

/k/ initial
/p/ initial
/r/ medial
/er/ medial and final
/s/ blends

Themes:

pirates
overcoming obstacles

Book Details:

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

Pete the Cat and the Treasure Map

By James Dean

When Captain Pete discovers a treasure map, he and his crew are ready to set out and sail the seas to find the buried gold and jewels. But they weren’t expecting to find a giant sea monster along the way!

This fun pirate-themed book can be used in speech therapy to address character analysis. It is also great for predicting and inferencing! Discover more of the speech and language teaching concepts for using Pete the Cat and the Treasure Map in speech therapy below:

Key Teaching concepts

Narrative Structure:

complete episode

Narrative Concepts:

theme/message
problem solving
character analysis
illustration study
inferencing
predicting
adjectives
verbs (linguistic)
“pirate talk” syntax
text features

Character Analysis:

Captain Pete bravely leads his crew across the ocean to find treasure. He doesn’t assume the worst when he and his crew encounter the sea monster. He asks for help when they encounter a storm. Captain Pete is also inclusive by inviting the sea monster and Grumpy Toad to join his crew.

Figurative Language:

onomatopoeias

Grammar:

adjectives
verbs (linguistic)
“pirate talk” syntax

Text Features:

exclamation points
changes in fonts and font sizes
changes in font colors
ALL CAPS

Inferencing:

How do you think the crew feels about finding treasure?
Why do you think the crew is scared?
How does the crew demonstrate bravery during the storm?
What do you think the pirates will do with all of the treasure?
How do you think the crew feels about seeing a sea monster?
How do you think Captain Pete feels?

Predicting:

What do think the parrot is holding?
Where do you think the parrot got the treasure map?
Who does Captain Pet spy?
What do you think the sea monster will do when he sees Captain Pete rocking on his guitar?
How do you think the pirates will make it through the storm?
Do you think they will make it to Secret Island?
Do you think Grumpy Toad was expecting them?
Who is missing from the song?
Who do you think Captain Pete will invite to join the crew?

Problem Solving:

Captain Pete and his crew set out on an adventure to find treasure, but encounter a sea monster and a storm on their way. They must figure out how to get to Secret Island.

If you are interested in using Pete the Cat and the Treasure Map in speech therapy, then check out the book companion with the full lesson plans and activities.