using Plant a Kiss n speech therapy

Frequent Speech Sounds:

Themes:

Valentine’s Day
kindness
love
hope

Book Details:

Diverse Characters: Yes
Age Recommendation: Elementary

Plant a Kiss

By Amy Krouse Rosenthal

Little Miss planted a kiss… One small act of love blooms into something bigger and more dazzling than Little Miss could have ever imagined in this epic journey about life, kindness, and giving.

This thoughtful Valentine's Day book can be used in speech therapy to address social/emotional issues like spreading love, sharing, and kindness. It is also great for targeting rhyming and the metaphor of planting a kiss, as well as for targeting sequencing! Discover more of the speech and language teaching concepts for using Plant a Kiss in speech therapy below:

Key Teaching concepts

Narrative Structure:

complete episode

Narrative Concepts:

vocabulary
sequencing
illustration study
inferencing
figurative language
social/emotional
predicting
text features
phonological awareness

Sequencing:

sequence of the “plant” growing and spreading the love

Vocabulary:

planted, kiss, doubt, pout, gather, stare, declared, dare, rare, bare, fro, bliss

Social/Emotional:

spreading love
sharing
giving

Figurative Language:

metaphor of planting a kiss

Text Features:

large font
exclamation marks
question marks
moving font

Phonological Awareness:

rhyming

Inferencing:

How does she feel when she sees the plant start to grow?
What are they thinking when they see the “plant” growing?
How do they feel when she wants to share the “plant”?
How does each person feel when she gives them the gift?
How does she feel when there isn’t any left?
What is she thinking when she returns home and see the “plant” again?

Predicting:

What do you think she planted?
How long do you think she will have to wait for it to grow?
Do you think she can “share” this plant?
What do you think the “plant” does?
Where do you think she will take the “plant”?

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