speech and language teaching concepts for Pete the Cat Valentine's Day is Cool in speech therapy

Frequent Speech Sounds:

/k/ initial

Themes:

Valentine’s Day
caring for someone

Book Details:

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

Pete the Cat Valentine’s Day is Cool

By Kimberly and James Dean

New York Times bestselling author and artist James Dean takes us on an awesome trip with Pete the Cat as he discovers just how special Valentine's Day can be! At first, Pete thinks Valentine's Day isn't cool…until he realizes all the special cats there are in his life. Once Pete the Cat realizes how much fun Valentine’s Day can be, he decides to make valentine cards for his family and friends. But what happens when he realizes he's forgotten to make a card for a very important cat?

This cool Valentine's Day book can be used in speech therapy to address social/emotional topics like friendship. It is also great for targeting sequencing and inferencing.  Discover more of the speech and language teaching concepts for using Pete the Cat Valentine's Day is Cool in speech therapy below: 

 

Key Teaching concepts

Narrative Structure:

complete episode

Narrative Concepts:

vocabulary
theme/message
character analysis
sequencing
illustration study
inferencing
social/emotional
verbs (mental state)
text features

Sequencing:

order of Pete making his Valentine cards

Vocabulary:

love, special, holiday, party, card, forgot

Character Analysis:

Pete learns to love Valentine’s Day.
He realizes that it is important to tell his friends why they are cool.
Callie teaches Pete that quality time is the best valentine.

Social/Emotional:

showing others your appreciation and that you care
friendship

 

Grammar:

verbs (mental state)

Text Features:

bolded
large
colored fonts

Inferencing:

How will Pete show his friends that he loves them?
Study the illustrations and infer what Pete appreciates about the character.
Infer who the card is for based on the illustration.

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