speech and language teaching concepts for Rex Wrecks It in speech therapy​ ​
Frequent Speech Sounds:

/r/ initial
/ks/ final



Book Details:
Diverse Characters: N/A
Age Recommendation: Early Childhood

Rex Wrecks It

By Ben Clanton

Uh-oh! Here comes Rex! Every time Gizmo, Sprinkles, and Wild build something with their blocks, Rex wrecks it! That’s just the way Rex plays. Is there a way to make playtime fun for everyone?

This cute dinosaur book can be used in speech therapy to address problem solving, social/emotional concepts such as working together and respecting each other’s work and predicting. Discover more of the speech and language teaching concepts for using Rex Wrecks It in speech therapy below:

Key Teaching Concepts

Narrative Structure:

complete episode

Narrative Concepts:

problem solving​
illustration study
text features


Rex likes to wreck things but his friends don’t like when their hard work is ruined. They learn to work together and create something that gets all of their needs met.

Text Features:

bold text
enlarged text
change in font
exclamation marks

Phonological Awareness:



How do is friends feel when he wrecks things?
How do they feel about their plan?
How do they feel when it doesn’t work?
How do they feel at the end?


What do you think Rex will do to each item?
What do you think they will do to get Rex to spot eating everything?
What will their next plan be?
What do you think they will do with the arch?

Problem Solving:

Rex’s friends don’t like that Rex ruins everything and they try to stop him with their plans. Their first plan doesn’t work but with Rex’s help they all win!

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