using Pick A Pine Tree in speech therapy

Frequent Speech Sounds:

Themes:

Christmas

Book Details:

Diverse Characters: Yes
Age Recommendation: Early Childhood, Elementary

Pick A Pine Tree

By Patricia Toht

Part of the magic of the Christmas season stems from the traditions that families and friends take part in every year: hanging up stockings; putting lights in the windows; and, one of the most important of all, picking out and taking home the Christmas tree. With style and warmth, debut author Patricia Toht and Jarvis, the author-illustrator of Alan’s Big, Scary Teeth, evoke all the rituals of decorating the tree — digging out boxes jam-packed with ornaments and tree trimmings, stringing tinsel, and, at long last, turning on those twinkling lights. Joyously drawn and rhythmically written, this celebration of family, friends, and the holiday season is as merry as the tradition it depicts.

This fun Christmas book can be used in speech therapy to address sequencing. It is also great for rhyming and adjectives! Discover more of the speech and language teaching concepts for using Pick A Pine Tree in speech therapy below: 

Key Teaching concepts

Narrative Structure:

action sequence

Narrative Concepts:

vocabulary
sequencing
adjectives
verbs (action)
phonological awareness

Sequencing:

order of events to put up a tree

Vocabulary:

squat, sappy, limbs, bundle, trunk, bulging, trinket

Social/Emotional:

spending time together
fun
wonder

Do you put up a tree?
What is your favorite part?

Grammar:

adjectives
verbs (action)

Phonological Awareness:

rhyming

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