speech and language teaching concepts for ten little pirates in speech therapy

Frequent Speech Sounds:

/th/ initial
/l/ initial
/r/ medial
/ts/ final

Themes:

pirate

Book Details:

Diverse Characters: Yes
Age Recommendation: Early Childhood

Ten Little Pirates

By Mike Brownlow

“Ten little pirates…looking for adventure, happy as can be.” What will happen on their adventure?

This cute pirate book can be used in speech therapy to address phonological awareness with its rhythmic text. It is also great for sequencing the events throughout the story. Discover more of the speech and language teaching concepts for using Ten Little Pirates in speech therapy below: 

Key Teaching concepts

Narrative Structure:

descriptive sequence

Narrative Concepts:

vocabulary
sequencing
illustration study
verbs (present progressive)
text features
phonological awareness
counting

Sequencing:

counting down the pirates and the events that take place

Vocabulary:

adventure, treasure, albatross, mate, hurricane, fix, man-o’-war, cannon, bobbing, mermaid, wondering, water spout

Figurative Language:

onomatopoeias

Grammar:

verbs (present progressive)

Text Features:

change in font size
exclamation points
question marks
ellipsis

Phonological Awareness:

rhyming

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