speech and language teaching concepts for Bear Stays Up for Christmas in speech therapy

Frequent Speech Sounds:

/air/
/s/ blends

Themes:

Christmas
friendship
perseverance

Book Details:

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

Bear Stays Up for Christmas

By Karma Wilson

Bear’s friends are determined to keep Bear awake for Christmas! So they wake Bear up and have him help them find a Christmas tree, bake cakes, hang up stockings, and sing Christmas songs. Bear stays up—by discovering that giving is one of the best Christmas presents of all!

This Christmas book is useful for discussing friendship and perseverance. It is also great for targeting sequencing, and has a high frequency of /air/ and /s/ blends! It has a high frequency of rhyming and alliteration for students targeting phonological awareness. Discover more of the speech and language teaching concepts for using Bear Stays Up for Christmas in speech therapy below: 

Key Teaching concepts

Narrative Structure:

complete episode

Narrative Concepts:

vocabulary
phonological awareness
problem-solving
character analysis
sequencing
predicting
grammar- verbs
repetitive text

Sequencing:

order of actions Bear takes to stay awake

Vocabulary:

lair, hoist, doze, toils, tidy, dawn

Character Analysis:

Bear demonstrates perseverance and generosity.

Grammar:

verbs (action)
prepositional phrases
synonyms

Text Features:

repetitive text

Phonological Awareness:

rhyming
alliterations
compound words

If you are interested in using Bear Stays Up for Christmas in speech therapy, then check out the book companion with the full lesson plans and activities.