using small walt and moe the tow in speech therapy

Frequent Speech Sounds:

/s /blends
/l/ blends
/g/ initial

Themes:

winter
teamwork
helping others

Book Details:

Diverse Characters: Yes
Age Recommendation: Early Childhood, Elementary

Small Walt and Moe the Tow

By Elizabeth Verdick

A bitter blizzard. A snowbound town. When a car skids off the road, Small Walt and Gus might not have what it takes to save the day on their own. But who does? Mo the Tow to the rescue!

This friendly winter book can be used in speech therapy to address social/emotional issues like teamwork and helping others. It is also great for problem solving and for targeting onomatopoeias as well as for sounds including: /s/ blends, /l/ blends, and initial /g/! Discover more of the speech and language teaching concepts for using Small Walt and Moe the Tow in speech therapy below: 

Key Teaching concepts

Narrative Structure:

complete episode

Narrative Concepts:

vocabulary
problem solving
character analysis
illustration study
figurative language
social/emotional
verbs (action)
verbs (third person singular)
verbs (linguistic)
text features
phonological awareness

Sequencing:

order of events to get a car unstuck

Vocabulary:

bitter, blizzard, surges, rescue, muck, sigh, shrill, lug, haul, crew

Character Analysis:

Walt accepts that there are some things he cannot do without the help of others.

Social/Emotional:

Walt learns the importance of teamwork.

Figurative Language:

onomatopoeias
personification of the snow plows

Grammar:

verbs (action)
verbs (third person singular)
verbs (linguistic)

Text Features:

italics
dashes
ellipses
all caps
large font
moving font
exaggerated vowels

Phonological Awareness:

rhyming
alliteration

Problem Solving:

working together to get a car unstuck

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