speech and language teaching concepts for In the Tall Tall Grass in speech therapy

Frequent Speech Sounds:

/s/ blends
/z/ initial and final
/gr/ initial (grass)
CVC sound combinations (hip, hop, dip, sip)



Book Details:

Diverse Characters: Yes
Age Recommendation: Early Childhood, Elementary

In the Tall, Tall Grass

By Denise Fleming

If you were a fuzzy caterpillar crawling through the tall, tall grass on a sunny afternoon, what would you see? To find out, just follow the tiny tour guide as he inches his way through the pages of this book. You'll see ants and bees and birds–hip-hopping bunnies too. You'll even hear the sounds some of them make.

This fun Spring and bugs book can be used in speech therapy to target rhyming with its fun words. It is also great for describing! Discover more of the speech and language teaching concepts for using In the Tall, Tall Grass in speech therapy below: 

Key Teaching concepts

Narrative Structure:

descriptive sequence

Narrative Concepts:

illustration study
figurative language
text features
phonological awareness


caterpillars, munch, hummingbird, dart, hum, flap, scratch, scurry, stop, go

Figurative Language:




Text Features:

different word spacing and positioning for emphasis

Phonological Awareness:


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