speech and language teaching concepts for The Bat Book in speech therapy​ ​

Frequent Speech Sounds:

/b/ initial
/t/ final
/ts/ final

Themes:

bats

Book Details:

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

The Bat Book

By Charlotte Milner

Go on an adventure in the shadows with award-winning author and illustrator Charlotte Milner. Discover why these mammals are essential to the world we live in, learn just how much they matter, why they are under threat, and what we can do to help. Bright, bold, and beautiful illustrations accompany fascinating fun facts about these furry flying mammals in this adorable kids' book.

This informational bats book can be used in speech therapy in conjunction with bat themed activities or fiction books as it is great for describing, labeling parts of a bat, answering questions about bats, stating similarities and differences between them and their environments and for referring back to the text. Discover more of the speech and language teaching concepts for using The Bat Book in speech therapy below:

Key Teaching concepts

Narrative Structure:

descriptive sequence
nonfiction

Narrative Concepts:

vocabulary
illustration study
inferencing
adjectives
verbs (action)
compare/contrast
text features

Vocabulary:

environment, different kinds of bats, mammal, nocturnal, colony, roost, survive, tropical, pollen, parts of a bat, carnivore, species, nectar, echolocation, pollination, ecosystems, reforestation, primate, decline

Grammar:

adjectives
verbs (action)
compare/contrast different types of bats, moths vs. bats, bats in different types of ecosystems

Text Features:

bold text
capitals
diagrams
instructions on how to become a seed spreader

Inferencing:

Why do bats sleep upside down?
Why are bats important?
How does echolocation help them?
Why are there fewer bats now?
How can you be a better friend to bats?

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