speech and language teaching concepts for Little Cloud in speech therapy
Frequent Speech Sounds:

/l/ initial
/kl/ initial
/d/ final



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

Little Cloud

By Eric Carle

Little Cloud likes to stand out from the crowd. When all the other clouds drift up, he goes his own way, changing shapes to become a sheep, an airplane, a shark and a funny clown. It’s all lots of fun, but so is playing with friends. So this time, Little Cloud joins the crowd, gathering with his pals into one giant cloud. And then they rain! In Little Cloud, Eric Carle celebrates the possibilities of imagination with textured collages of sky-blue and white in a story that will encourage the youngest child to “read” clouds.

This creative Spring and weather themed book can be used in speech therapy to address sequencing and predicting. It is also great for targeting action and past tense verbs. Discover more of the speech and language teaching concepts for using Little Cloud in speech therapy below: 

Key Teaching Concepts

Narrative Structure:

action sequence

Narrative Concepts:

illustration study
figurative language
verbs (action)
verbs (regular past tense)
repetitive text


order of things the Little Cloud changed into


clouds, drifted, trailed, giant, huddled, rained, upward, downward

Figurative Language:



verbs (regular past tense)
verbs (action)

Text Features:

repetitive text (“Little Cloud changed into a…”)


What will happen after Little Cloud changes into a giant cloud?
What will he turn into next?
What will happen after the clouds drift back together?
What will happen when it rains?

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