speech and language teaching concepts for Pete the Cat Scuba-Cat in speech therapy

Frequent Speech Sounds:

/s/ initial
/or/ medial
/k/ initial
/s/ blends (scuba, swordfish, swims, stingray, skinny, school)

Themes:

summer
ocean

Book Details:

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

Pete the Cat Scuba-Cat

By James Dean

Pete the Cat is going scuba diving! Before he hits the water, Captain Joe tells him about all the sea creatures he can encounter, and Pete is super excited to see a seahorse. But when he is suited up and swimming around, he has to search high and low to find the little guy. In this aquatic adventure, Pete makes a new friend and gets a big surprise!

This adventurous summer and ocean book can be used in speech therapy to target predicting and inferencing. It is also great for noticing illustrations and for describing as well as /s/, /s/ blends, /k/ and /or/ sounds! Discover more of the speech and language teaching concepts for using Pete the Cat Scuba-Cat in speech therapy below:

Key Teaching concepts

Narrative Structure:

complete episode​

Narrative Concepts:

vocabulary​
problem solving​
sequencing​
illustration study​
inferencing​
predicting​
adjectives​

Sequencing:

order of sea life Pete sees while trying to find a seahorse

Vocabulary:

excited, mask, fins, ridges, seahorse, tickle, cave, eel, shadow, surprise, adventure

Grammar:

adjectives

Inferencing:

How does Pete the Cat feel about scuba diving?
What is Pete thinking when he sees the swordfish and the stingray?
What does Pete think about the blowfish?
How does Pete feel when he sees the octopus?
What does Pete think when he sees the crab?
How does Pete feel when he sees the whale?
What is Pete thinking when he sees the whale?
How does Pete feel at the end?

Predicting:

What do you think he will see down there?
What do you think he will see next?
What do you think is tickling him?
Where do you think the seahorse is?
Who does Pete think keeps tickling him?
How do you think Pete will get out?

Problem Solving:

Pete wants to find the seahorse and has to keep looking despite not seeing it.

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