speech and language teaching concepts for It's a Firefly Night in speech therapy

Frequent Speech Sounds:

/f/ initial
/ir/ medial
/fl/

Themes:

Summer
bugs

Book Details:

Diverse Characters: N/A
Age Recommendation: Early Childhood

It’s a Firefly Night

By Dianne Ochiltree

Part glittery counting book, part endearing daddy-daughter story! A favorite childhood activity—catching fireflies—glows from the pages of this story, plus counting. Lilting rhymes chronicle a little girl's capture and release of fireflies, one by one, capped off by a collection of fascinating firefly facts.

This charming Summer book can be used in speech therapy to focus on rhyming and describing. It is also great for targeting the following sounds: /f/, /fl/, and /ir/. Discover more of the speech and language teaching concepts for using It's a Firefly Night in speech therapy below: 

Key Teaching concepts

Narrative Structure:

complete episode

Narrative Concepts:

vocabulary
character analysis
illustration study
figurative language
adjectives
text features
phonological awareness
counting

Vocabulary:

moon, porch, fireflies, lightbulb, glowworms, alive

Character Analysis:

The little girl learns what a “firefly night” is and learns to love the glow of that special bug while bonding with her dad.

Figurative Language:

personification
simile

Grammar:

adjectives

Text Features:

enlarged font for emphasis

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