speech and language teaching concepts for The Pig in the Pond in speech therapy​ ​

Frequent Speech Sounds:

/p/ initial
/g/ final
/nk/ final
/kw/ initial
/k/ final

Themes:

farm

Book Details:

Diverse Characters: N/A
Age Recommendation: Early Childhood

The Pig in the Pond

By Martin Waddell

Key Teaching concepts

Narrative Structure:

action sequence

Narrative Concepts:

sequencing​
inferencing​
figurative language​
predicting​
adjectives
verbs (regular past tense)
prepositional phrases
text features​

Sequencing:

order of events that gets everyone in the water

Figurative Language:

onomatopeias

Grammar:

adjectives
verbs (regular past tense)
prepositional phrases

Text Features:

dialogue
capitals
change in text size

Inferencing:

How did the pig feel on each page?
How did the pig feel finally in the water?
How did the ducks and geese feel?
Why were the ducks and geese yelling?
Why did everyone come to see?
What does Nelligan think about the pig in the pond?
What does the pig want Nelligan to do? How do you know?

Predicting:

What do you think he ducks and geese want the pig to do?
What do you think she will do when she gets up?
What do you think Neligan will do?
What do you think will happen next?

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