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speech and language teaching concepts for What the Dinosaurs Did Last Night in speech therapy​ ​

Frequent Speech Sounds:

/d/ initial
/n/ medial
/s/ medial
/or/ medial
/z/ final

Themes:

dinosaur
non-seasonal

Book Details:

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

What the Dinosaurs Did Last Night

By Refe Tuma

You might have noticed weird things happening in your house. Unexplainable messes. Food all over the kitchen floor. Who could the culprits be? Dinosaurs! Boasting bright and hilarious photographs, along with a story written from the point of view of an older, wiser sibling, Refe and Susan Tuma's picture book documents a very messy adventure that shows just what the dinosaurs did last night.

This creative dinosaur book can be used in speech therapy to notice illustrations and target describing. It is also great for making predictions and for /d/, /n/, /s/, /or/ and /z/ sounds! Discover more of the speech and language teaching concepts for using What the Dinosaurs Did Last Night in speech therapy below:

Key Teaching concepts

Narrative Structure:

action sequence

Narrative Concepts:

illustration study
predicting
adjectives
verbs (action)
text features

Vocabulary:

explain, blame, dry clean, dabble, fooled

Grammar:

adjectives
verbs (action)

Text Features:

capitals
change in text size
dashes

Phonological Awareness:

alliterations

Inferencing:

Do you think the dinosaurs were really there?

Predicting:

What do you think the dinosaur will do in the house?
What do you think will happen in the morning?
What do you think they will do next?
How do you think you could stop them?

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.