using Bear Snores On in speech therapy

Frequent Speech Sounds:

/or/
/air/
/sn/

Themes:

winter
animals
friendship
hibernation

Book Details:

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

Bear Snores On

By Karma Wilson

One by one, a whole host of different animals and birds find their way out of the cold and into Bear's cave to warm up. But even after the tea has been brewed and the corn has been popped, Bear just snores on! See what happens when he finally wakes up and finds his cave full of uninvited guests — all of them having a party without him!

This cozy winter book can be used in speech therapy to address predicting, adjectives, and linguistic verbs. It is also great for sequencing and for targeting /or/, /air/, and /sn/ sounds! Discover more of the speech and language teaching concepts for using Bear Snores On in speech therapy below: 

Key Teaching concepts

Narrative Structure:

complete episode

Narrative Concepts:

vocabulary
sequencing
illustration study
inferencing
social/emotional
prediction
adjectives
verbs (linguistic)
phonological awareness

Sequencing:

order of animals that come to bear’s den while he is sleeping

Vocabulary:

heap, slurp, scuttles, tunnel up, flutter, mutter, twitter, clutter, den, lair

Social/Emotional:

Bear’s friends stay up and have fun without him. When he wakes up he is upset and the animals find a way to include him.

Figurative Language:

personifications (wind howl, sounds growl)
onomatopoeias

Grammar:

adjectives
verbs (linguistic)

Text Features:

repetitive text
all caps
large font
ellipses

Phonological Awareness:

rhyming
alliterations

Inferencing:

How does bear feel in the winter?
How do the animals feel when bear sneezes? How do you know?
How does bear feel when he wakes up? How do you know?
What do you think bear is thinking when he wakes up?

Predicting:

What do you think will happen when the mouse makes the fire?
What do you think the hare will do?
What will badger do with mouse and hare? Do you think they will wake bear up?
Who will go in next?
Who do you think will wake bear up?
How do you think the animals will make bear feel better?

If you are interested in using Bear Snores On in speech therapy, then check out the book companion with the full lesson plans and activities.