speech and language teaching concepts for Turkey's Eggcellent Easter in speech therapy

Frequent Speech Sounds:

/t/ initial
/k/ medial
/g/ initial, medial, and final
/b/ initial and medial

Themes:

Spring
Easter

Book Details:

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

Turkey’s Eggcellent Easter

By Wendi J Silvano

Easter is almost here―and Turkey knows just how to celebrate. He’s going to win the eggstra-special Easter egg hunt! The only problem is that animals aren’t allowed to enter. So he and his barnyard friends come up with a top-secret plan. With his trademark disguises and a whole lot of help, Turkey goes undercover. Will his basket of tricks help him win a prize?

This silly Easter book can be used in speech therapy to address problem solving and predicting. It is also great for targeting the following sounds: /t/, /k/, /g/, /b/. Discover more of the speech and language teaching concepts for using Turkey's Eggcellent Easter in speech therapy below: 

Key Teaching concepts

Narrative Structure:

complete episode

Narrative Concepts:

vocabulary
problem solving
sequencing
illustration study
predicting
verbs
verbs (mental state)
text features

Sequencing:

order of disguises that turkey tried
order of events that the animals to the big prize

Vocabulary:

special, prize, disguise, costume, daffodil, mission, accomplished

Grammar:

verbs (action)
verbs (regular and irregular past tense)
verbs (mental state)

Text Features:

bolded and colored fonts or emphasis

Predicting:

How will the turkey disguise himself?
What costume will his friends come up with next?
Will his cover be blown?
Will turkey win the prize?

 

Problem Solving:

Turkey’s animal friends help him make a disguise for the egg hunt.

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