using The Wide-Mouthed Frog in speech therapy

Frequent Speech Sounds:

/w/ initial
/m/ initial
/fr/ initial
/g/ final
/fl/ initial
/z/ final

Themes:

spring
summer
pond

Book Details:

Diverse Characters: N/A
Age Recommendation: Early Childhood

The Wide-Mouthed Frog

By Keith Faulkner

From the Okefenokee Swamp comes a frog with a wide mouth that he just loves to use. He's particularly interested in the eating habits of other creatures found in the great outdoors, from the blue-feathere bird to a furry brown mouse. Until one day, he meets a big green animal with lots of teeth who finds wide-mouthed frogs simply delicious.

This funny pop-up spring, pond, and summer book can be used in speech therapy to address sequencing and predicting. It is also great for describingΒ with adjectives and verbs as well as for targeting /w/, /m/, /fr/, /g/, /fl/ and /z/ sounds! Discover more of the speech and language teaching concepts for using The Wide-Mouthed Frog in speech therapy below:

Key Teaching concepts

Narrative Structure:

complete episode

Narrative Concepts:

vocabulary
sequencing
illustration study
predicting
adjectives
verbs (action)
verbs (present progressive)
text features

Sequencing:

order of animals frog talks to

Vocabulary:

wide, wriggly, slugs, pointy, beak, furry, crunchy, seeds, berries, wriggling, alligator, sharp, delicious, gulp, pucker

Grammar:

adjectives
verbs (action)
verbs (present progressive)

Text Features:

change in text size
dialogue
repetitive text

Predicting:

Who do you think he will ask next?
What do you think will happen when he sees the alligator?

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