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I Just Forgot

Title: I Just Forgot

Author: Mercer Meyer

Age: preschool, early elementary

Description: Little Critter tries to remember what he’s supposed to do…but sometimes, he just forgets.

Goals/Concepts:
• “F “ initial words
• Reading body language
• Early narrative
• Sentence structure, conjunctions “but”
• Early “why” questions (Why is mommy frustrated/mad?)

Why I like this book: Little Critter is easy for kids to relate to, and adorable.

Ideas for use:
• Have speech production kiddos repeat and label “f” initial words (i.e. forgot, feed, feel, ect.)
• Have kids interpret body language. How is mommy feeling? Why? Have kids act it out.
• Why does your mommy feel mad/frustrated? When is she happy?
• Have kids retell the story. Have them include “first, next, then, last.”
• Model “but”- Little critter put his dishes in the sink BUT…he forgot to put the milk away. (see if they can fill in the “but” clause) See if they can use “but.” Have them make up their own stories. I.e.” I remembered to get dressed, BUT I forgot to brush my teeth…” Have them add their own illustrations.

Submitted by: Meghan G. 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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