using Roses are Pink, Your Feet Really Stink in speech therapy

Frequent Speech Sounds:

/g/ initial and medial
/l/ initial and medial
/er/
/ar/

Themes:

Valentine’s Day
kindness/bullying
learning a lesson
friendship

Book Details:

Diverse Characters: N/A
Age Recommendation: Elementary, Late Elementary

Roses are Pink, Your Feet Really Stink

By Diane Degroat

When Gilbert writes two not-so-nice valentines to his classmates, his prank quickly turns into pandemonium. But there's always time for a change of heart on Valentine's Day.

This educational Valentine's Day book can be used in speech therapy to address social/emotional issues like kindness/bullying, friendship, and learning a lesson. It is also great for illustration study and for targeting predicting as well as inferencing! Discover more of the speech and language teaching concepts for using Roses are Pink, Your Feet Really Stink in speech therapy below: 

Key Teaching concepts

Narrative Structure:

complete episode

Narrative Concepts:

vocabulary
theme/message
character analysis
illustration study
inferencing
social/emotional
predicting
adjectives
verbs (regular past tense)
verbs (irregular past tense)
verbs (linguistic)
verbs (mental state)
complex sentence structure
text features
phonological awareness

Vocabulary:

poem, tweak, signed, envelope, mean, nasty

Character Analysis:

Gilbert acts in a not-so-nice way towards two students who are mean to him. Gilbert realizes that it was not the right thing to do.

Social/Emotional:

Gilbert learns that there is a right and wrong way to stick up for oneself and handle difficult social situations.

Grammar:

adjectives
verbs (regular past tense)
verbs (irregular past tense)
verbs (linguistic)
verbs (mental state)
complex sentence structure

Text Features:

large font
poems

Phonological Awareness:

rhyming

Inferencing:

Why do you think Gilbert opened the card with X’s all over the envelope first?
How does Gilbert feel when he sees Margaret and Lewis looking through the cards to figure out what happened?
How does Gilbert feel when nobody wants to sit next to him or play with him?
How do you think Margaret and Lewis feel after they got their new cards?
What do you think Gilbert will do next time someone upsets him?

Predicting:

What do you think Lewis will do after he reads his card?
What do you think Margaret will do after she reads her card?
How do you think Lewis will feel when he reads his card? Margaret?
Do you think Gilbert will own up to his mistake?

If you are interested in using Roses are Pink, Your Feet Really Stink in speech therapy, then check out the book companion with the full lesson plans and activities.