speech and language teaching concepts for How To Catch A Snowman in speech therapy

Frequent Speech Sounds:

/s/ blends

Themes:

winter
snowman

Book Details:

Diverse Characters: Yes
Age Recommendation: Early Childhood, Elementary

How To Catch A Snowman

By Adam Wallace and Andy Elkerton

Fans of the hilariously fun How to Catch a Mermaid and How to Catch a Dinosaur books will absolutely love this new Christmastime, winter adventure! Our heroes' entry for the snowman contest has magically come to life―and ran away! Can YOU help catch it? Get ready for snow much fun as you travel through a winter wonderland with running, skating, and bouncing through trap after trap to catch the snowman and claim the winning prize. Will the snowman teach our heroes a lesson they'll never forget? Who snows!

This funny winter book can be used in speech therapy to address problem solving. It is also great for noticing rhyming and sequencing. Discover more of the speech and language teaching concepts for using How To Catch A Snowman in speech therapy below: 

 

Key Teaching concepts

Narrative Structure:

action sequence

Narrative Concepts:

vocabulary
theme/message
problem solving
sequencing
predicting
phonological awareness
verbs (actions)
text features

Sequencing:

order of snowman traps and escapes

Vocabulary:

catch, trap, escape, magnificent, contest, etc.

Grammar:

verbs (actions)

Text Features:

change in font color
change in font type
change in font size
capitals

Phonological Awareness:

rhyming

Predicting:

What will they use to catch him?

Problem Solving:

How will the snowman escape?

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