speech and language teaching concepts for Turtle Splash! in speech therapy

Frequent Speech Sounds:

/t/ initial and medial
/er/ medial
/l/ final

Themes:

summer
counting

Book Details:

Diverse Characters: N/A
Age Recommendation: Early Childhood

Turtle Splash!

By Cathryn Falwell

It's a peaceful day at the pond as ten timid turtles bask in the sun. But wait! A bullfrog leaps, a rabbit rustles, deer appear, a chickadee chirps, and the turtles dive one by one into the water. Splash!

This fun counting and rhyming summer book can be used in speech therapy to address predicting, describing, and sequencing. It is also great for /t/, /er/, and /l/ sounds! Discover more of the speech and language teaching concepts for using Turtle Splash! in speech therapy below:

Key Teaching concepts

Narrative Structure:

action sequence

Narrative Concepts:

vocabulary​
sequencing​
illustration study​
predicting​
adjectives​
verbs (present progressive​)
verbs (third person singular​)
verbs (regular past tense​)
phonological awareness

Sequencing:

order of animals that come by and turtles that go to bed

Vocabulary:

timid, lounging, startled, care, scampers, beside, shore, mallard, idle, polliwogs, drowsy, flutters, beneath, lonely

Grammar:

adjectives​
verbs (present progressive​)
verbs (third person singular​)
verbs (regular past tense​)

Phonological Awareness:

rhyming

Predicting:

What do you think is going to happen next?
How many turtles do you think there will be next?
What do you think will they do in the water?

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