speech and language teaching concepts for Pete the Cat Goes Camping in speech therapy
Frequent Speech Sounds:

/p/ initial and medial
/t/ final



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

Pete the Cat Goes Camping

By James Dean

In Pete the Cat Goes Camping, Pete can’t wait to go hiking, fishing, and eat s’mores by the campfire. But when he hears about the mysterious creature named Bigfoot, Pete can’t help but wonder: Is Bigfoot real?

This sweet summer and camping book can be used in speech therapy to address character analysis and issues like not judging a book by its cover. It is also great for inferencing, describing with adjectives and for targeting /p/ and /t/ sounds! Discover more of the speech and language teaching concepts for using Pete the Cat Goes Camping in speech therapy below:

Key Teaching Concepts

Narrative Structure:

action sequence

Narrative Concepts:

character analysis​


order of events during the camping trip

Character Analysis:

At first, Pete is scared of Bigfoot but uses positive self-talk to remind himself that his dad said Bigfoot was friendly. At the end, Pete gets a friendly note from Bigfoot and is reminded not to think he is scary just by how he looks.




How does Pete feel about going camping?
What does Pete think about the story?
Why do you think Pete cannot sleep?
How does Pete feel when he gets the note?
What does Bob think about the note?
How do they feel about Bigfoot now?

If you are interested in seeing other summer and camping books to use in therapy, then check out the Narrative Teaching Points Book List for a printable copy.