Title: The Very Busy Spider
Author: Eric Carle
Age: Preschool, Early Elementary
Description: This story follows a busy spider that is working on her web on a fence post on a farm. Various farm animals stop by to see her, but she is too busy to answer.
- Question Formulation (Do you want to X?)
- Why? (Because she is too busy)- repetitive practice
- Farm Animal Vocabulary
- Speech production:/sp/ blends, /s/ (medial, final position)
- Prediction (Who will be next to ask the spider?)
- Social Language: Is it expected that the spider isn’t answering others? Should we ignore our friends if we’re busy?
Why I like this book? Kids love the textured pages, as the spider builds the web.
Ideas for use:
•Make a spider web out of string or yarn, have articulation words/pics get “stuck” (tape, glue stick) in the web for home practice
•Role play what she could say to her friends instead of ignoring them.
Submitted by: Meghan G. Graham M.S. CCC-SLP
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