speech and language teaching concepts for There Was An Old Pirate Who Swallowed a Map in speech therapy

Frequent Speech Sounds:

/sw/ initial
/l/ medial
/ld/ final
/sh/ initial
/p/ initial and final
/r/ medial

Themes:

pirate

Book Details:

Diverse Characters: Yes
Age Recommendation: Early Childhood, Elementary

There Was An Old Pirate Who Swallowed a Map

By Lucille Colandro

There was an old pirate who swallowed a map. I don't know why she swallowed a map–ARGH!–but it wasn't a trap!Scholastic's bestselling OLD LADY is starring in a brand-new adventure series that will make you laugh AND learn! In this new spin-off, the OLD LADY turns into an OLD PIRATE who travels across the seas, swallowing a map . . . and a rope, and a sword, and a spyglass, and an anchor, and a flag, and a treasure. . . Why? Well, it was a pleasure to swallow that treasure! Two new characters lead the reader through this hilarious adventure while exchanging some awesome facts about life on the open seas for a light take on nonfiction that's perfect for this age. With expanded back matter about life on a ship and a search-and-find game at the end, this OLD PIRATE definitely has sea legs!

This pirate-themed book can be used in speech therapy to address concepts like sequencing and predicting. The repetitive text is great for high frequency trials of the following sounds, /sw/, /p/, /r/, /l/, and /sh/. Discover more of the speech and language teaching concepts for using There Was An Old Pirate Who Swallowed a Map in speech therapy below: 

Key Teaching concepts

Narrative Structure:

action sequence
cumulative tale

Narrative Concepts:

vocabulary
sequencing
phonological awareness
repetitive text
WH questions (why and who)
illustration study
adjectives
verbs (regular past tense)
pronoun (subject)
predicting
text features

Sequencing:

order of objects that the lady swallowed

Vocabulary:

spyglass, line, trap, map, anchor, compass, recline, hoist, sail, quest, stopped, gag, stake, claim, plant

Grammar:

adjectives
verbs (regular past tense)
WH questions (who and why)
pronoun (subject)- she

Text Features:

repetitive text
speech bubbles
glossary
search and find feature

Phonological Awareness:

rhyming

Predicting:

What do you think the lady will swallow next?
Why do you think she swallowed ______?
Do you think the old lady is REALLY swallowing _________?

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.