speech and language teaching concepts for Hello Rain in speech therapy

Frequent Speech Sounds:

/r/ initial
/r/ blends
(umbrella, green, branch, crack etc.)

Themes:

spring
weather
nature

Book Details:

Diverse Characters: Yes
Age Recommendation: Early Childhood, Elementary

Hello, Rain!

By Kyo Maclear

A picture book celebrating all the reasons to love the rain! Flowers bloom in the garden. Umbrellas bloom on the streets. There are puddles for jumping and, later, a cozy home for hot chocolate and books.

This vivid spring and weather themed book can be used in speech therapy to address predicting and inferencing. It is also great for targeting onomatopoeias and for targeting synonyms as well as for describing! Discover more of the speech and language teaching concepts for using Hello, Rain! in speech therapy below: 

Key Teaching concepts

Narrative Structure:

descriptive sequence

Narrative Concepts:

vocabulary
theme/message
illustration study
inferencing
figurative language
predicting
adjectives
synonyms
verbs (action)
verbs (present progressive)​
text features

Vocabulary:

gust, billow, distant, bloom, deluge, launch, fleet, sparrow, decide, ripe

Figurative Language:

onomatopoeias

Grammar:

adjectives
synonyms
verbs (action)
verbs (present progressive)

Text Features:

large text
moving text
change in text color
dashes
commas
ellipses

Inferencing:

What do you think she thinks about the sound of the rain on the rooftop?
How do others feel about the rain? How do you know?
How does she feel about the rain?
How do they feel once back inside?

Predicting:

What do you think she might do in the rain?
What do you think they will do when it starts to storm?
What do you think they will do inside?

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