speech and language teaching concepts for red sled in speech therapy
Frequent Speech Sounds:

/r/ initial (red)
/sl/ (sled)
/air/ (bear)



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

Red Sled

By Lita Judge

In this almost wordless picture book, a host of woodland creatures take a child’s sled for a nighttime joy ride. Their whimsical ride is gorgeously depicted in bold watercolor, complemented by humorous expressions and pitch-perfect sound effects. With a timeless tone and classic characters, RED SLED will become a wintertime favorite.

This fun wordless winter book can be used in speech therapy is great for inferencing as well as for predicting! The book is also great for sequencingDiscover more of the speech and language teaching concepts for using Red Sled in speech therapy below: 

Key Teaching Concepts

Narrative Structure:


Narrative Concepts:

illustration study
figurative language
text features


order of animals joining the sled ride

Character Analysis:

Notice the child’s expression of wonder and surprise at the end of the story and discuss what they might be thinking.

Figurative Language:


Text Features:

change in font size
animated text


What did the child just finish doing?
Do you think the animals are having fun? Why do you think that?
What do you think the child suspects after seeing the bear paw prints so close to the sled?


What is the bear going to take?
Who do you think will join the bear and rabbit on the sled?
Who will join them next?
What is the bear going to do with the sled?

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