If you have not used a Kevin Henkes book in your therapy room, may I suggest you start with my favorite one:
Lily's Purple Plastic Purse
This book is one of those wonderful stories that can address multiple goals outside of the obvious use for articulation goals (/p/ and /l/ and vocalic /r/s), as it is really a great way to work on social skills and language, too. It is a great book for working on Tier 2 vocabulary words (privacy, artistic, rodents, deluxe, permitted, creations, jaunty, considerate, fiercely, lurched, etc.). I love to have the students infer the meaning of these words using context clues from the story.
Lilly LOVES school and her teacher, Mr. Slinger…that is, until she gets a purple
plastic purse, a pair of movie star sunglasses, and three shiny new quarters
that she wants to share with the class and Mr. Slinger won’t let her. Lilly is
angry and upset and leaves a nasty note for Mr. Slinger that she later
regrets. In the end, it is up to her to make things right and in the process,
she learns important lessons about patience, self-control, and forgiveness.
By now, it is no secret that I love to make a game to go along with any book I use, and this is how I spice up our work in my speech room.
First, grab a purple plastic purse from the dollar store. Here is mine I got five summers ago:
Another great addition to the lesson is this free game with who and what question cards from First Grade A La Cart BlogSpot.