speech and language teaching concepts for fletcher and the snowflake christmas in speech therapy

Frequent Speech Sounds:

/fl/
/r/ initial and medial
/er/

Themes:

Christmas
friendships
helping others

Book Details:

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

Fletcher and the Snowflake Christmas

By Julia Rawlinson

It's Christmas Eve, and the rabbits have moved to a new burrow. Fletcher is excited about celebrating the holiday with them until he realizes…Santa Claus won't know where to deliver their presents! But after a cozy night of caroling and blackberry pie, Fletcher wakes to a snowy Christmas morning full of wonderful surprises. Get into the spirit of the Christmas season with Fletcher and friends!

This sweet Christmas book can be used to address social/emotional issues like empathy, helping others, and concern. It is also great for targeting sounds initial /fl/, initial /r/, medial /r/, and /er/. Discover more of the speech and language teaching concepts for using Fletcher and the Snowflake Christmas in speech therapy below:

Key Teaching concepts

Narrative Structure:

complete episode

Narrative Concepts:

theme/message
character analysis
social/emotional concepts

Vocabulary:

hollow, toasty, puffed, gathered, scampered, hurried

Character Analysis:

Fletcher is a very caring friend. He becomes concerned that Santa won’t be able to find the rabbits’ new burrow.

Social/Emotional:

friendship
caring for others
empathy
concern

Grammar:

verbs (regular past tense)
adjectives
prepositional phrases
verbs (linguistic)

Text Features:

ellipsis
exclamation points
question marks
italics
increase in font size
placement of text

Phonological Awareness:

alliterations

Problem Solving:

Fletcher develops different ideas in attempts to ensure Santa finds their new burrow, so they can have presents on Christmas.

If you are interested in using Fletcher and the Snowflake Christmas in speech therapy, then check out the book companion with the full lesson plans and activities.