speech and language teaching concepts for In the Small, Small Pond in speech therapy

Frequent Speech Sounds:

/l/ blends
/s/ blends



Book Details:

Diverse Characters: Yes
Age Recommendation: Early Childhood

In the Small, Small Pond

By Denise Fleming

A child explores the wonders of the natural world in this rhyming, beautiful bright colored picture storybook about the lives of small animals and insects living around a freshwater pond.

Whether you decide to have a pond-themed unit in the spring or summer, this brightly illustrated can be used in speech therapy. It is great to work on rhyming. It is also great for targeting /s/ blends and /l/ blends.  Discover more of the speech and language teaching concepts for using In the Small, Small Pond in speech therapy below: 

Key Teaching concepts

Narrative Structure:

descriptive sequence

Narrative Concepts:

illustration study
text features
phonological awareness
verbs (action)


small, tadpole, geese, parade, doze, swoop, pond

Figurative Language:



verbs (action)

Text Features:

different sizing and spacing for emphasis

Phonological Awareness:


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