speech and language teaching concepts for Somewhere in the Ocean in speech therapy

Frequent Speech Sounds:

/s/ initial
/m/ medial and final
/w/ initial and medial
/th/ initial and medial
/er/ medial and final
/air/ final

Themes:

ocean
counting

Book Details:

Diverse Characters: N/A
Age Recommendation: Early Childhood

Somewhere in the Ocean

By Jennifer Ward

A counting book in rhyme presents various marine animals and their children, from a mother manatee and her little calf one to a mother octopus and her little babies ten.

This beautifullyย illustrated ocean book can be used in speech therapy to address predicting, vocabulary and describing. It is also great for targeting /s/, /m/, /w/, /th/, /er/ and /air/ sounds! Discover more of the speech and language teaching concepts for using Somewhere in the Ocean in speech therapy below:

Key Teaching concepts

Narrative Structure:

action sequence

Narrative Concepts:

vocabulary
sequencing
illustration study
predicting
adjectives
verbs (action)
verbs (regular past tense)
text features
phonological awareness

Sequencing:

order of animals in the ocean that listened to their mothers

Vocabulary:

manatee, calf, orca whale, anemone, clown fish, nestle, tide pool, shore, hermit crab, kelp, thrive, sea otters, urchin, tiger shark, sea horse, sea turtles, jellyfish, coral reef den, octopus

Grammar:

adjectives
verbs (action)
verbs (regular past tense)

Text Features:

glossary
bold text
dialogue
hidden numbers
change in text size

Phonological Awareness:

rhyming

Predicting:

What animal do you think will listen to their mother next?
What do you think their mother will tell them to do next?