Fox in Socks

Written by Dr Seuss

For ages 5 to 8

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This book is best for:
  • regular plurals
  • speech sounds - /l/ word initial position & word final position
  • speech sounds - /s/ word initial position


In this light-hearted book by Dr Seuss, the slick talking Fox in Socks shows off his talent of talking in tongue-twisters. Poor Mr Knox can hardly keep up!

Fox in Socks is quite a tricky book to read aloud due to all the tongue-twisters, but excerpts can be used to target speech and language skills. Teach regular plurals through focusing on scenes such as the chicks carrying bricks, blocks, and clocks; and the beetles going to battle. The tongue twister about Sue’s socks is excellent for targeting the /s/ sound in word-initial position. The Luke Luck likes lakes scene is perfect for the /l/ sound in word-initial position. Plus the beetle battle story can be used for /l/ in word-final position.

For further speech and language goals to target using Fox in Socks by Dr Seuss, see the list below.

Book Details

Narrative Structure: Action Sequence

Story Plot: Repetitive Tale

  • animals
  • clothing

Speech and Language Targets

Speech Sounds:
  • /l/ - Luke, luck, likes, lakes, tweetle, beetle, puddle, paddle, poodle, bottle
  • /s/ - socks, Sue, sew, see, sir, silly
  • /z/ - rose, hose, nose, grows
  • modals (will)
  • negatives (not, can't, won't, don't )
  • plurals (socks, chicks, bricks, clocks, beetles, pigs)
  • possessive nouns (Crow's clothes, Sue's socks)
  • subjective pronouns (I, you)
  • labelling
Rhyme & Sound Awareness:
  • rhyme
Book Info

Published by HarperCollins Publishers in 2003 (ISBN: 9780007158478)

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