speech and language teaching concepts for Pete The Cat: Too Cool For School in speech therapy​

Frequent Speech Sounds:

/sk/ initial
/sh/ initial
/z/ final
/f/ initial 

Themes:

back to school

Book Details:

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

Pete The Cat: Too Cool For School

By James Dean

Pete the Cat can't decide what to wear to school in Pete the Cat: Too Cool for School. With so many groovy options to choose from, Pete just keeps adding on. All of Pete's friends have a suggestion for what he should wear to school. But by the time he's added cowboy boots, shorts with fish, his red shirt AND his yellow shirt—and even more—he's too hot.

This funny repetitive back to school book can be used in speech therapy to address predicting and sequencing. It is also great for targeting singular vs. plural nouns as well as for describing! Discover more of the speech and language teaching concepts for using Pete The Cat: Too Cool For School in speech therapy below:

Key Teaching concepts

Narrative Structure:

action sequence​

Narrative Concepts:

sequencing                
predicting​
adjectives
verbs (present tense)
verbs (third person singular)
what questions
who questions
singular vs. plural nouns
text features​
phonological awareness​
repetitive text​

Sequencing:

order of animals Pete asks and clothes he puts on

Grammar:

adjectives
verbs (present tense)
verbs (third person singular)
what questions
who questions
singular vs. plural nouns

Text Features:

dialogue
repetitive text

Phonological Awareness:

multi-syllabic words (favorite)

Predicting:

What do you think he will wear to school?
Who do you think he will ask next?
What do you think they will say?
How do you think Pete will look with all that clothes on?
How do you think he will feel with all that clothes on?
What do you think he will do after he looks in the mirror?

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