using Chalk in speech therapy

Frequent Speech Sounds:

/ch/ (chalk)


rainy day
creative play

Book Details:

Diverse Characters: Yes
Age Recommendation: Elementary, Late Elementary, Middle School


By Bill Thomson

A rainy day. Three kids in a park. A dinosaur spring rider. A bag of chalk. The kids begin to draw. . . and then . . . magic! The children draw the sun, butterflies, and a dinosaur that amazingly come to life. Children will never feel the same about the playground after they experience this astounding wordless picture book and the power of the imagination.

This fun wordless picture book can be used to address MLU,Β sequencing, and inferencing in your speech therapy sessions. Discover more of the speech and language teaching concepts for using Chalk in speech therapy below:Β 

Key Teaching concepts

Narrative Structure:

complete episode


order of drawings
order of events


facial expressions
body language


kids’ facial expressions
need for a rain cloud



what is in the bag?
what is the kid going to draw based on the color of chalk?
what is going to happen after the boy draws a dinosaur?

Problem Solving:

rainy day