speech and language teaching concepts for Pete The Cat The First Thanksgiving in speech therapy​ ​

Frequent Speech Sounds:

/p/ initial
/t/ medial and final
/gr/ medial
/n/ initial
/v/ final
/air/ medial

Themes:

Thanksgiving

Book Details:

Diverse Characters: Yes
Age Recommendation: Early Childhood, Elementary

Pete The Cat The First Thanksgiving

By James Dean

Starring in your school’s Thanksgiving play would make even the coolest cat nervous, including Pete the Cat! But the show must go on…. With more than ten flaps that open to reveal hidden surprises, Pete the Cat: The First Thanksgiving is sure to be a holiday hit and a favorite for Pete the Cat fans.

This informative Thanksgiving book can be used in speech therapy to address inferencing. It is also great for targeting Thanksgiving vocabulary and for describing as well as for /p/, /t/, /gr/, /n/, /v/ and /air/ sounds! Discover more of the speech and language teaching concepts for using Pete The Cat The First Thanksgiving in speech therapy below:

Key Teaching concepts

Narrative Structure:

complete episode

Narrative Concepts:

vocabulary
inferencing
adjectives
text features

Vocabulary:

Pilgrim, Mayflower, Plymouth Rock, Massachusetts, Native American, harvest, relieved

Grammar:

adjectives

Text Features:

lift flaps

Inferencing:

Why do you think Pete was nervous about being a Pilgrim in the play?
Why do you think the Pilgrims wanted to come to the New World?
How do you think they felt being on a boat for two months?
How do you think they felt when they finally saw the New World?
How do you think the Native Americans felt when the Pilgrims came?
Why was it important for them to learn how to farm on the new land?
Why do you think Pete was relieved when the play was over?
How do you think the Native Americans felt when they were invited to the harvest?
How do you think life was different then compared to now?
Why is it important to go around and say what we are thankful for?

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