speech and language teaching concepts for Pete the Cat Saves Christmas in speech therapy

Frequent Speech Sounds:

/g/ initial
/v/ final
/p/ initial
/s/ medial


serving others

Book Details:

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

Pete the Cat Saves Christmas

By James Dean

Spend the holidays with your favorite blue cat! In this rockin' spin on the traditional tale The Night Before Christmas, Pete the Cat proves that giving your all in the spirit of Christmas is the totally groovy thing to do.

This sweet Christmas book can be used in speech therapy to address action verbs and sequencing. It also has repetitive text, which is great for targeting speech sounds: initial /g/, final /v/, /cr/, and medial /s/. Β Discover more of the speech and language teaching concepts for using Pete Saves Christmas in speech therapy below:

Key Teaching concepts

Narrative Structure:

complete episode

Narrative Concepts:

character analysis
problem solving
figurative language
verbs (action)
text features
phonological awareness
repetitive text


order of Pete’s Christmas Eve actions

Character Analysis:

Pete agrees to help Santa this Christmas Eve. He expresses that he feels too small for the task, but perseveres.

Figurative Language:



verbs (action)

Text Features:

multimedia text
change in font
music notes

Phonological Awareness:


Problem Solving:

Pete has to overcome his fear of inadequacy in order to save Christmas for the world.

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