speech and language teaching concepts for a loud winter's nap in speech therapy

Frequent Speech Sounds:

/l/
/l/ blends
/or/

Themes:

winter
trying new experiences
character growth

Book Details:

Diverse Characters: N/A
Age Recommendation: Early Childhood, Elementary

A Loud Winter’s Nap

By Katy Hudson

Every year Tortoise sleeps through winter. He assumes he isn’t missing much. However, his friends are determined to prove otherwise! Will Tortoise sleep through another winter, or will his friends convince him to stay awake and experience the frosty fun of winter? Best-selling author Katy Hudson's charming picture book, now in a board book format, will convince even the biggest winter grouch that winter can be magical if you have friends by your side.

This sweet winter book can be used in speech therapy to address themes like character growth as well as social/emotional concepts like annoyance and excitement. It is also full of onomatopoeias and animated text features! Discover more of the speech and language teaching concepts for using A Loud Winter's Nap in speech therapy below:

Key Teaching concepts

Narrative Structure:

complete episode

Narrative Concepts:

vocabulary
character analysis
sequencing
illustration study
figurative language
social/emotional concepts
predicting
verbs (linguistic)
text features
repetitive text

Sequencing:

order of friends who disturbed Tortoise’s nap
order of activities that Tortoise’s friends were doing

Vocabulary:

packed, search, disturb, sculptures, trudged

Character Analysis:

Tortoise determines he does not like winter, but he is unable to explain why.

Social/Emotional:

facial expressions
grumpy
happy
friendship
annoyed

What did each friend ask Tortoise to do?

Figurative Language:

onomatopoeias
idioms

Grammar:

verbs (linguistic)

Text Features:

change in font
text included in illustrations
ALL CAPS
repetitive text

Predicting:

What elements do you see that foreshadow problems?

If you are interested in using A Loud Winter’s Nap in speech therapy, then check out the book companion with the full lesson plans and activities.