speech and language teaching concepts for Katy And The Big Snow in speech therapy​
Frequent Speech Sounds:

/k/ initial


helping others

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

Katy And The Big Snow

By Virginia Lee Burton
Katy, a brave and untiring tractor, who pushes a bulldozer in the summer and a snowplow in the winter, makes it possible for the townspeople to do their jobs. In this enduring winter favorite from the Caldecott Medal winner Burton, Katy the snowplow finally gets her chance to shine when a blizzard blankets the city and everyone is relying on Katy to help dig out. Children love sharing Katy’s shining moment of glory and will inevitably admire her “chug, chug, chug” endurance.
This precious winter book can be used in speech therapy to target parts of speech such as verbs and adjectives. It can also be great for character analysis! Discover more of the speech and language teaching concepts for using Katy and the Big Snow in speech therapy below: 

Key Teaching Concepts

Narrative Structure:

complete episode

Narrative Concepts:

character analysis
illustration study
grammar (adjectives)
grammar (regular past tense, irregular)


bulldozer, plow, follow, etc.

Character Analysis:

Katy uses her skills and bravery to help the city during a big snow.


verbs (regular past tense)
verbs (irregular)

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