speech and language teaching concepts for frog and toad all year christmas eve in speech therapy

Frequent Speech Sounds:

/fr/

Themes:

Christmas

Book Details:

Diverse Characters: N/A
Age Recommendation: Elementary, Late Elementary, Middle School

Frog and Toad All Year- Christmas Eve

By Arnold Lobel

In winter, spring, summer, and fall, Frog and Toad are always together. From sledding in winter to eating ice cream on hot summer days, these two friends have fun the whole year round! In the final chapter, December comes, and Toad waits for Frog to arrive at his house for their Christmas celebration.

This fun Christmas-themed chapter can be used in speech therapy to address social/emotional issues like friendship and helping others. It is also great for targeting adjectives and prepositional phrases! Discover more of the speech and language teaching concepts for using Frog and Toad All Year- Christmas Eve in speech therapy below:

Key Teaching concepts

Narrative Structure:

complete episode

Narrative Concepts:

problem solving
character analysis
sequencing
illustration study
social/emotional concepts
adjectives

Sequencing:

order of possible reasons for Frog being late
order of ways Toad was going to help Frog

Character Analysis:

Toad cares about his friend. When he fears that his friend is in trouble, he decides all sorts of ways to help him.

Frog is a caring friend as well. He knows that Toad’s clock is broken, so he decides to gift him a new one for Christmas.

Social/Emotional:

concern/worry
helping others
friendship

Grammar:

adjectives
prepositional phrases

Problem Solving:

Toad’s clock doesn’t work anymore. He has still decided that Frog was late for Christmas Eve dinner. Toad set out to figure out why Frog was late and the best way to help him.

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.