speech and language teaching concepts for Snow by uri shulevitz in speech therapy​ ​

Frequent Speech Sounds:

/sn/

Themes:

winter
appreciation
belief
faith

Book Details:

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

Snow

By Uri Shulevitz

No one thinks one or two snowflakes will amount to anything. Not the man with the hat or the lady with the umbrella. Not even the television or the radio forecasters. But one boy and his dog have faith that the snow will amount to something spectacular, and when flakes start to swirl down on the city, they are also the only ones who know how to truly enjoy it.

This sweet winter book can be used in speech therapy to address inferencing. It is also great for illustration study and for targeting the /sn/ sound! Discover more of the speech and language teaching concepts for using Snow by Uri Shulevitz in speech therapy below:

Key Teaching concepts

Narrative Structure:

action sequence

Narrative Concepts:

illustration study
inferencing
figurative language
adjectives
verbs (present progressive)
repetitive text

Vocabulary:

float, melt, swirling, twirling

Figurative Language:

The snow is a metaphor for believing in something even when you are told otherwise.

Grammar:

adjectives
verbs (present progressive)
prepositional phrase “with”

Text Features:

repetitive text

Inferencing:

Why do you think everything is gray?
What do you think the next person will say?
How does the boy feel about the snowflakes?
What does he think about the people he passes?
What do you think will happen if it says snowflakes “don’t listen to radio” and “snowflakes don’t watch TV”?)
What are the people thinking when they get covered in snow?

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.