speech and language teaching concepts for Sleep Tight Farm in speech therapy​ ​
Frequent Speech Sounds:

/g/ initial
/d/ final
/n/ initial
/t/ initial and final
/sl/ initial
/p/ final



Book Details:
Diverse Characters: N/A
Age Recommendation: Late Elementary, Middle School

Sleep Tight Farm

By Eugenie Doyle

A captivating exploration of how a family gets a farm ready for the snow of winter, Sleep Tight Farm lyrically connects each growing season to the preparations at the very end of the farm year. This beautiful and informative book paints a fascinating picture of what winter means to the farm year and to the family that shares its seasons, from spring’s new growth, summer’s heat, and fall’s bounty to winter’s well-earned rest. All year long the farm has worked to shelter us, feed us, keep us warm, and now it’s time to sleep.

This descriptive farm book can be used in speech therapy to address rich vocabulary. It is also great for noticing illustrations and for targeting figurative language as well as for describing! Discover more of the speech and language teaching concepts for using Sleep Tight Farm in speech therapy below:

Key Teaching Concepts

Narrative Structure:

descriptive sequence

Narrative Concepts:

illustration study​
figurative language​


crops, frost, blanket, various fruits and vegetables, harvest, hay bales, bare, replenish, canes, sap, thaw, fragile, roam, shelter, planter, cultivator, tiller, baler, feast

Figurative Language:

personification (of the farm and winter, putting the farm to bed, winter’s frosty bite, blanket them, the fields rest, winter winds come howling, fire jumps in the woodstove, winter salad greens will nap)
similes (tree-like brussels sprouts stems)
idioms (
many hands make work light)




Why do they store all the crops in the barn during winter?
Why does dad plant a cover of oats and rye on the field?
Why do they stack wood outside the house?
Why are they covering up the hoophouse?
Why do they build a windbreak for the beehives?
Why did they save some honey for the bees in September?


What will he say to each part of the farm when they are done getting is ready for winter?

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