speech and language teaching concepts for What Kind Of Car Does A T. Rex Drive? in speech therapy​ ​
Frequent Speech Sounds:

/ar/ final
/air/ medial
/or/ medial
/r/ initial
/t/ medial



Book Details:
Diverse Characters: N/A
Age Recommendation: Elementary

What Kind Of Car Does A T. Rex Drive?

By Mark Lee

Dinosaurs find their ideal vehicles in this hilarious, crowd-pleasing read-aloud, perfect for fans of Dragons Love Tacos and Goodnight, Goodnight, Construction Site. It’s the perfect gift for dinosaur lovers and fans of cars, trucks, and all things that go! When a stegosaurus, a pterodactyl, and a triceratops all show up at Uncle Otto’s car lot, he doesn’t have a clue how to help them. After all, he’s never sold a car to a dinosaur before. Luckily, Ava and Mickey–two kids with a lot of dino knowledge–are there to help pair each customer with the perfect vehicle. But here comes the T. Rex, and he wants to buy a car too! And he’s surprisingly hard to please… So what kind of car does a T. Rex drive? A microcar? A convertible? A minivan? You’ll just have to read to find out!

This fun dinosaur book can be used in speech therapy to address inferencing. It is also great for noticing character expressions and for targeting sequencing as well as for a variety of /r/ sounds! Discover more of the speech and language teaching concepts for using What Kind Of Car Does A T. Rex Drive? in speech therapy below:

Key Teaching Concepts

Narrative Structure:

action sequence

Narrative Concepts:

illustration study​
verbs (regular past tense)
text features​


order of dinosaurs and cars they are paired with


verbs (regular past tense)

Text Features:

change in font
change in text size
change in text color


What kind of car would be good for each dinosaur? Why?


What dinosaur do you think will come next?
What do you think will happen when he suggests the microcar?
What kind of car will T. Rex end up with?

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