using Chalk in speech therapy
Frequent Speech Sounds:

/ch/ initial (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 dinosaur picture book can be used to address sequencing, predicting and inferencing in your speech therapy sessions. Discover more of the speech and language teaching concepts for using Chalk in speech therapy below:

Key Teaching Concepts

Narrative Structure:

complete episode

Narrative Concepts:

illustration study


order of drawings
order of events


How do they feel when they see the sun?
What are they thinking?
Continue noticing their facial expressions and body language about each item drawn


Where do you think the kids are going?
What do you think is in the bag?
What do you think she will draw with the yellow chalk?
What color do you think will be next based on the color of chalk?
What will happen with each drawing?
What is going to happen after the boy draws a dinosaur?
Who will get the chalk next?

Problem Solving:

How will they save themselves from the T. Rex?

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