This week's book is Duck on a Bike by David Shannon, another of my students' favorites.
If you're interested in buying the book, you can find it here:
There is a duck who lives on a farm. He decides to ride a boy's bike around the farm and visit all of the animals. However, all of the animals think he is silly to be riding a bike. At the end, a group of kids ride by in their bikes and leave them outside. Finally, all of the animals decide to ride the kids' bikes, just like the duck!
How to Use:
I use this book in my speech room for several things:
- final consonant deletion (especially /k/)
- story retell
- basic spatial concepts
- silly/ not silly (early pragmatics)
I would use this book mostly with preschoolers. However, I believe some elementary school students would enjoy it as well. It has a simple story line that also has a bit of a pattern. This makes it a great book for those younger students to enjoy and follow along with. I also use it with elementary students who may be working on final consonant deletion or any speech sound and need practice reading it aloud.
It truly is a great book. It happened to be one of the first books I ever purchased for my students, but I am so glad I did. Even my dog likes to read it ;)
Do you think your students would like this book?