speech and language teaching concepts for Splat the Cat: I Scream for Ice Cream in speech therapy

Frequent Speech Sounds:

/spl/ initial
/s/ final
/kr/ initial

Themes:

summer

Book Details:

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

Splat the Cat: I Scream for Ice Cream

By Rob Scotton

Splat can barely sit still during the bus ride. He's imagining the mountain of ice cream he thinks he'll get to eat! But when Splat gets there, that mountain becomes more of an avalanche. It's up to Splat and his classmates to save the day!

This sugar-filled summer book can be used in speech therapy to address social/emotional issues like accepting changes in plans and helping others. It is also great for noticing character expressions and for targeting /spl/, /s/, and /kr/ sounds as well as for describing! Discover more of the speech and language teaching concepts for using Splat the Cat: I Scream for Ice Cream in speech therapy below:

Key Teaching concepts

Narrative Structure:

complex episode

Narrative Concepts:

vocabulary​
illustration study​
inferencing​
social/emotional​
verbs (regular past tense)
verbs (irregular past tense)
verbs (linguistic)
adjectives

Vocabulary:

beamed, cried, vats, steamed, gleamed, manager, tour, glazed, blared, groaned

Social/Emotional:

The class go from being excited to disappointed when they realize they are going to get lectured on their field trip instead of eating lots of ice cream. When Splat gets himself into a mess, the class lends a helping hand and work together to clean and find Seymour.

Grammar:

verbs (regular past tense)
verbs (irregular past tense)
verbs (linguistic)
adjectives

Inferencing:

How did Splat and the others feel about going on the field trip? How do you know?
How did they feel at first during the tour?
What were they thinking when Mr. Jellybean kept on talking?
How did they feel when the ice cream came rushing out?
Why do you think the others went to help Splat find Seymour?
How does Splat feel when they can’t find him?
Why do you think they groaned when they were offered more ice cream?

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