speech and language teaching concepts for sneezy the snowman in speech therapy

Frequent Speech Sounds:

/sn/
/v/
/br/
/n/ initial
/z/ medial
/sh/ initial

Themes:

helping/caring for others
snowmen
winter

Book Details:

Diverse Characters: Yes
Age Recommendation: Early Childhood, Elementary

Sneezy the Snowman

By Maureen Wright

B-R-R-R-R! AH-CHOO! Sneezy the Snowman is cold, cold, cold. To warm up, he drinks cocoa, sits in a hot tub, stands near a warm fire–and melts! But the children know just what to do to build him up again–and make him feel “just right”. Hilarity chills the air with playful mixed-media illustrations by Stephen Gilpin as Sneezy attempts to warm himself with some silly results.

This fun winter book can be used in speech therapy to address social/emotional issues like caring for others. It is also great for inferencing and predicting! Discover more of the speech and language teaching concepts for using Sneezy the Snowman in speech therapy below:

Key Teaching concepts

Narrative Structure:

complete episode

Narrative Concepts:

problem solving
sequencing
inferencing
social/emotional concepts
predicting
adjectives
text features
phonological awareness
repetitive text

Sequencing:

order of actions Sneezy does that cause him to melt

Vocabulary:

rebuilt, hot tub, swirled, share

Social/Emotional:

facial expressions
body language
teamwork
feeling special
sharing

Grammar:

adjectives

Text Features:

repetitive text
speech bubble
ALL CAPS

Phonological Awareness:

rhyming

Inferencing:

-how do you think the kids sharing some of their winter clothes makes Sneezy feel?
-why did the kids prevent Sneezy from removing the winter clothes?

Predicting:

What do you think will happen to Sneezy after he ______ (drinks hot chocolate, gets in the hot tub, etc.)?
What do you think Sneezy’s friend will share with him?

Problem Solving:

Sneezy the snowman is cold and is trying to find a way to feel warm, but all of his attempts are too hot. His friends help him to feel “just right.”

If you are interested in using Sneezy the Snowman in speech therapy, then check out the book companion with the full lesson plans and activities.

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.