speech and language teaching concepts for Whose Hat Is This? in speech therapy​ ​

Frequent Speech Sounds:

/z/ final
/h/ initial
/th/ initial
/s/ final
/t/ final
/k/ initial
/p/ final

Themes:

community helpers

Book Details:

Diverse Characters: Yes
Age Recommendation: Early Childhood, Elementary

Whose Hat Is This?

By Sharon Katz Cooper

Put on your thinking cap and guess whose hat is whose. There are hard hats and soft hats, square hats and round hats. There are even very tall hats. Some workers wear special hats to help them do their jobs. Can you guess whose hat is whose? Learn all about the different hats worn by construction workers, police officers, firefighters, and more. An interactive, illustrated book with plenty of fun facts, Whose Hat Is This? by Sharon Katz Cooper provides a great introduction to some important jobs in the community in the form of an occupational guessing game.

This fun community helpers book can be used in speech therapy to address inferencing. It is also great for describing and for targeting comparing and contrasting as well as for object function! Discover more of the speech and language teaching concepts for using Whose Hat Is This? in speech therapy below:

Key Teaching concepts

Narrative Structure:

descriptive sequence

Narrative Concepts:

illustration study​
inferencing​
adjectives​
verbs (present tense)
object function
who/whose questions
compare/contrast
repetitive text​

Grammar:

adjectives​
verbs (present tense)
object function
who/whose questions
compare/contrast

Text Features:

repetitive text
fun facts

Inferencing:

Why do you think firefighters need red, yellow, or neon helmets?
Why do you think beekeeper’s need hats to cover their faces?
Why do you think the chef’s hat is tall and white?
Why do you think a police officer’s cap has a badge on it?
Why do you think football player’s helmets are built so strong?
Why do you think astronaut’s need to wear helmets in space?
Why do you think construction workers need such sturdy hats?
Why do we need such warm hats in the winter?

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