speech and language teaching concepts for Mooseltoe in speech therapy

Frequent Speech Sounds:

/ch/ initial
/s/ final
/er/

Themes:

Christmas
problem solving
flexible thinking

Book Details:

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

Mooseltoe

By Margie Palatini

Moose thinks he has all his Christmas preparations taken care of, but at the last minute he must come up with a substitute for the Christmas tree.

In a fun Christmas-themed book, Moose is a fantastic problem-solver. This book is great for character analysis and vocabulary as well as phonemic awarenessDiscover more of the speech and language teaching concepts for using Mooseltoe in speech therapy below: 

Key Teaching concepts

Narrative Structure:

complex episode

Narrative Concepts:

character analysis

Vocabulary:

ivories, regimentation, probability, bustle, whisked, decked, bountiful, trudging, etc.

Character Analysis:

Moose is a problem-solver, and he did not get mad or frustrated when he didn’t find a tree. 

Figurative Language:

metaphors
idioms

Grammar:

prepositional phrases
adjectives
adjectives (compound phrases)
verbs (compound phrases)
verbs (regular past-tense)

Text Features:

bold, large colored text
multimedia text

Phonological Awareness:

rhyming
alliteration
repetitive text

Predicting:

Will Moose find a tree?

Problem Solving:

Moose used his problem-solving skills to make Christmas a success when he wasn’t able to find a Christmas tree. 

If you are interested in using Mooseltoe in speech therapy, then check out the book companion with the full lesson plans and activities.

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