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.