speech and language teaching concepts for Dream Snow in speech therapy​

Frequent Speech Sounds:

​/f/
/sn/

Themes:

Christmas
farm

Book Details:

Diverse Characters: N/A
Age Recommendation: Early Childhood

Dream Snow

By Eric Carle

It's December 24th, and the old farmer settles down for a winter's nap, wondering how Christmas can come when there is no snow! In his dream he imagines a snowstorm covering him and his animals—named One, Two, Three, Four and Five—in a snowy blanket. But when the farmer awakens, he finds that it has really snowed outside, and now he remembers something! Putting on his red suit, he goes outside and places gifts under the tree for his animals, bringing holiday cheer to all.

This sweet Christmas book can be used in speech therapy to address vocabulary, prepositional phrases, and “wh” questions.  It is also great for targeting sounds such as /f/ and /s/ blends as well as repetitive text. Discover more of the speech and language teaching concepts for using Dream Snow in speech therapy below: 

Key Teaching concepts

Narrative Structure:

complete episode

Narrative Concepts:

setting
vocabulary
repetitive text for emphasis
prepositional phrases

Vocabulary:

farmer, dream, snowflakes, gently, covered, sack, unpacked, emptied

Grammar:

verbs (irregular past tense)
nouns (regular plural)
adverbs
adjectives

Text Features:

italics
interactive flaps

Predicting:

Who is under the snow?
What is the farmer going to do with the presents?

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