speech and language teaching concepts for bunny slopes in speech therapy

Frequent Speech Sounds:

/b/ (bunny)
/n/ (bunny)
/sk/ (ski)

Themes:

winter

Book Details:

Diverse Characters: N/A
Age Recommendation: Early Childhood

Bunny Slopes

By Claudia Rueda

Time to tackle the bunny slope! Shake to help Bunny make it snow, tilt to help Bunny ski down the slope, and turn to help Bunny escape a cliff in his path. Is there any obstacle Bunny can't conquer? Bringing grins and guffaws with each turn of the page, readers will find Claudia Rueda's innovative bookmaking as entertaining as the twists and turns of a ski slopeโ€”and as satisfying as a cozy cup of hot cocoa.

This interactive winter book can be used in speech therapy to encourage students to follow simple action verbs to help the bunny on his/her skiing adventure. It is also great for illustration studying with wordless pages encouraging students to describe what happened or what is happening! Discover more of the speech and language teaching concepts for using Bunny Slopes in speech therapy below:ย 

Key Teaching concepts

Narrative Structure:

action sequence

Narrative Concepts:

vocabulary
illustration study
predicting
verbs (action)
following directions
encourages verbal interaction

Vocabulary:

tilt, shake, tap, pack

Grammar:

verbs (action)

Text Features:

large text
animated text that correlates with the action
question marks
exclamation points

Inferencing:

What do you think will happen if the bunny falls in the hole?

Predicting:

Who do you think is talking?
How do you think we will make snow?
What is going to happen? (when bunny reaches the cliff)
What do you think will help the bunny jump off the cliff to the other side?
What will happen now that the bunny is in the hole?

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