speech and language teaching concepts for A Thing Called Snow in speech therapy
Frequent Speech Sounds:

/sn/ initial
/air/ final
/f/ initial



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

A Thing Called Snow

By Yuval Zommer

Fox and Hare were born in spring, grew up in summer, and were best friends by autumn. When winter comes, they can’t wait to jump, leap and, bounce in this thing called snow. But what exactly is snow? Join fox and hare on an Arctic journey as they ask all their friends to help them find out. This is a charming and classic-feeling picture book with a heartfelt message about seeing the wonder of the natural world.

This sweet winter-themed book can be used in speech therapy to address sequencing and text features. It is also rich with sensory language describing snow! Discover more of the speech and language teaching concepts for using A Thing Called Snow in speech therapy below:

Key Teaching Concepts

Narrative Structure:

complete episode

Narrative Concepts:

text features
prepositional phrases
text features
figurative language
sensory language
compare and contrast


order of the animals who told Hare and Fox about snow
order of all of the things that were similar to snow
order of where Fox and Hare went in search for snow


venture, bounded, pricked, twitched, inky, wrapped, thick, search, overhead, spray, nibbling, fur


How do the other animals help Hare and Fox?
How do Hare and Fox help each other?
How do you think Hare and Fox felt when they finally see snow?
Why are the other animals worried?
Why are the other animals glad?

Figurative Language:

similes (cold like your noses, white like your fur, fluffy like your tails, sparkly like your eyes)
sensory language


prepositional phrases
compare and contrast
verbs (linguistic)

Text Features:

animated text
change in font
change in font size
exclamation points


Why do you think fox’s nose twitched and Hare’s ears pricked up?
Do you think they will find snow?
Why are Bear and Caribou searching for Hare and Fox?

If you are interested in seeing other winter books to use in therapy, then check out the Seasonal Teaching Points Book List for a printable copy.