yum yuk

Yum! Yuck!

Title: Yum! Yuck! A Foldout Book of People Sounds

Author: Linda Sue Park, Julia Durango

Age: Preschool, Early Elementary

Description: This story shows single words/sounds that demonstrate emotion (i.e. yum!, yuck!, boo hoo!, etc.) in various foreign languages (i.e. Farsi, Danish, German, etc.), with the inside page showing the English word.

Goals/Concepts:

•Reading non-verbal language (i.e. How do you think they are feeling?)

•Inferencing/Predicting (Cover up English word, what do you think the word is? Why?)

•Speech production, early sound play

•Social Pragmatic (act out the body language, use the body clues, etc.)

Why I like this book? Kids love the illustrations, and learning words in other languages. Who doesn’t want to know how a sneeze sounds in Greek, “Ap-soo!”?

Ideas for use:

• Cover up the English word with post it notes, and have the kids collaborate and guess what the English word/sound is. They have to share with their friends “why” they think they are right.

• Act out the pictures, see if they can guess what the word is

Submitted by: Meghan Graham M.S. CCC-SLP

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the busy spider

The Very Busy Spider

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.

Goals/Concepts:

  • 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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