speech and language teaching concepts for Let It Rain in speech therapy

Frequent Speech Sounds:

/l/ initial
/r/ initial

Themes:

Spring
weather
changing seasons

Book Details:

Diverse Characters: Yes
Age Recommendation: Early Childhood, Elementary

Let It Rain

By Maryann Cocca-Leffler

The snow is melting, flowers are blooming, and a light rain is falling. Spring is finally here! Enjoy all the wondrous signs of the season with Maryann Cocca-Leffler's exuberant celebration of spring! With soft-colored art, adorable children, and colorful outdoor scenes, LET IT RAIN is a continuation of Maryann's delightful series all about the seasons.

This cute Spring book can be used in speech therapy to address different emotions through the changes of weather and seasons. It is also great for targeting rhyming and describing. Discover more of the speech and language teaching concepts for using Let It Rain in speech therapy below: 

Key Teaching concepts

Narrative Structure:

descriptive sequence

Narrative Concepts:

vocabulary
theme/message
illustration study
social/emotional
adjectives
verbs (present progressive)
verbs (action)
phonological awareness

Vocabulary:

rain, tulips, honeybees, sow, planting, downpour, mud, garden, rainbow, picnic, twirling

Social/Emotional:

emotions that each season brings
facial expressions
body language

Grammar:

adjectives
verbs (present progressive)
verbs (action)

Phonological Awareness:

rhyming

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.