speech and language teaching concepts for Sneeze Big Bear Sneeze! in speech therapy​

Frequent Speech Sounds:

/air/ medial
/sn/ initial
/z/ final
/ch/ medial

Themes:

fall

Book Details:

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

Sneeze, Big Bear, Sneeze!

By Maureen Wright

It’s autumn, and Big Bear thinks that his sneezes are causing the leaves and the apples to fall from the trees and the geese to fly away…until the wind convinces him otherwise. Cozy illustrations rendered in pencil and mixed media add warmth and humor to a story that children will love.

This silly fall book can be used in speech therapy to address sequencing. It is also great for noticing character expressions and for targeting personification as well as for predicting! Discover more of the speech and language teaching concepts for using Sneeze, Big Bear, Sneeze! in speech therapy below:

Key Teaching concepts

Narrative Structure:

complete episode

Narrative Concepts:

vocabulary
sequencing
illustration study
inferencing
figurative language
predicting
verbs (action)
verbs (regular past tense)
verbs (present progressive)
phonological awareness
text features

Sequencing:

order of items the wind blows

Vocabulary:

autumn, whirled, glen, lumbered, sigh, south

Figurative Language:

personification (the wind speaks to Big Bear)

Grammar:

verbs (action)
verbs (regular past tense)
verbs (present progressive)

Text Features:

enlarged text
capitals
moving text
dashes

Phonological Awareness:

rhyming

Inferencing:

Why was Big Bear trying to nail back the leaves?
Why do you think the wind dropped the leaves?
How is the wind feeling now?
Why do you think the wind blew the geese away?
How does Big Bear feel as the wind yelled at him?
How does the wind feel as it gets bigger?
How does Big Bear feel when he gets home?

Predicting:

Who do you think blew off all the leaves?
What do you think will happen when Big Bear gets to the trees?
Who will he think blew off all the trees?
Who will Big Bear think blew the apples off?
Where do you think he will go next?
What do you think will happen to the geese?
Where do you think Big Bear will go?

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