speech and language teaching concepts for latke the lucky dog in speech therapy
Frequent Speech Sounds:

/l/ initial
/k/ medial
/z/ initial



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

Latke, the Lucky Dog

By Ellen Fischer

Rescued from an animal shelter on the first night of Hanukkah, Latke has trouble learning the house rules. Despite a series of mishaps, he is one Lucky Dog!

This fun Hanukkah book can be used in speech therapy to address grammar, such as adjectives, prepositional phrases, and regular past tense verbs. It is also great for addressing sequencing! Discover more of the speech and language teaching concepts for using Latke, the Lucky Dog in speech therapy below:

Key Teaching Concepts

Narrative Structure:

complete episode

Narrative Concepts:

social/emotional concepts
verbs (regular past tense)
text features
repetitive text


order of Latke’s destructive actions


compromise, delicious, shelter, pretend, investigate


How did Latke feel when he was chosen by Zoe and Zach’s family?
How do you think Zoe and Zach felt each time Latke is destructive?


verbs (regular past tense)
prepositional phrases

Text Features:

increase in font size
exclamation points
question marks

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