speech and language teaching concepts for I'll Follow the Moon in speech therapy

Frequent Speech Sounds:

/k/ initial
/m/ initial
/s/ initial
/l/ medial and final
/f/ initial
/j/ initial (just)

Themes:

summer
ocean

Book Details:

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

I’ll Follow the Moon

By Stephanie Lisa Tara

Celebrating the love between mother and child comes an achingly beautiful story that has captured hearts around the world. Written by a new mom, by accident, when she sang a little song to her fussing newborn, I'll Follow the Moon proudly donates proceeds to charity: every book saves a turtle.

This captivating poetic, rhyming, and repetitive summer and ocean book can be used in speech therapy to address describing and figurative language. It is also great for targeting /k/, /m/, /s/, /l/, /f/ and /j/ sounds! Discover more of the speech and language teaching concepts for using I'll Follow the Moon in speech therapy below:

Key Teaching concepts

Narrative Structure:

action sequence

Narrative Concepts:

vocabulary
figurative language
adjectives
text features
phonological awareness
repetitive text

Vocabulary:

shimmer, sway, shove, free, damp, flippers, glide, special, path, eternity, flex, sheen, gulp, anew

Figurative Language:

onomatopoeias
personification (spill over me (moon), moon sparkles, moon knew the way)

Grammar:

adjectives

Text Features:

repetitive text
moving text
change in text size
change in font
bold text
ellipses
poetry

Phonological Awareness:

rhyming

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