speech and language teaching concepts for There Was an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Shell in speech therapy

Frequent Speech Sounds:

/l/ initial, medial, and final
/th/ initial
/sw/ initial
/sh/ initial

Themes:

ocean

Book Details:

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

There Was an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Shell

By Lucille Colandro

You won't believe why this old lady swallows a shell, a crab, a fish, a gull, a pail, some sand, and a wave! But watch out when she burps, with hilarious results! With rollicking, rhyming text, this lively version of a classic song will appeal to young readers. And there's a surprise ending!

This silly ocean book can be used in speech therapy to focus on rhyming, sequencing, and predicting. It is also great for targeting the following sounds including: /l/, /th/, /sw/, and /sh/. Discover more of the speech and language teaching concepts for using There Was an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Shell in speech therapy below: 

Key Teaching concepts

Narrative Structure:

action sequence

Narrative Concepts:

vocabulary
sequencing
illustration study
predicting
phonological awareness
repetitive text
subjective pronouns
WH questions (why and who)
verbs (action)
verbs (regular past tense)
adjectives

Sequencing:

order of things that the old lady swallowed

Vocabulary:

swallowed, crawling, crab, catch, gull, dull, wail, pail, bland, hassle

Grammar:

subjective pronouns
WH questions (why and who)
adjectives
verbs (regular past tense)
verbs (action)

Text Features:

repetitive text

Phonological Awareness:

rhyming

Predicting:

Why do you think the old lady swallow the shell?
What do you think she will swallow next?
Why do you think she is swallowing each thing?
What do you think will happen to the old lady as she burps?