speech and language teaching concepts for I am Thankful in speech therapy

Frequent Speech Sounds:

/th/ initial

Themes:

Thanksgiving
family
love

Book Details:

Diverse Characters: Yes
Age Recommendation: Early Childhood, Elementary

I am Thankful: A Thanksgiving Book for Kids

By Sheri Wall

Thanksgiving books for kids teach us about coming together with our loved ones and to give thanks for all that we have. I Am Thankful is an adorable, rhyming storybook that follows three different families as they celebrate the holiday with their own traditions, acts of kindness, and ways of giving back.

This sweet rhyming Thanksgiving book can be used in speech therapy to address social/emotional issues like showing others how much we care about them. It is also great for sequencing and for targeting the /th/ sound! Discover more of the speech and language teaching concepts for using I am Thankful: A Thanksgiving Book for Kids in speech therapy below:

Key Teaching concepts

Narrative Structure:

descriptive sequence

Narrative Concepts:

theme/message
sequencing
social/emotional
phonological awareness
repetitive text

Sequencing:

order of events to get ready for Thanksgiving full of surprises and things to do

Social/Emotional:

What are you thankful for?
How can we show others that we are thankful for them?
How can we support those who are less fortunate than us?
What are things that make your heart grow?

Text Features:

repetitive text

Phonological Awareness:

rhyming

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