using Snow Globe Wishes in speech therapy

Frequent Speech Sounds:

Themes:

winter
family

Book Details:

Diverse Characters: Yes
Age Recommendation: Early Childhood, Elementary

Snow Globe Wishes

By Erin Dealey

As the worst snow storm of the year rolls in, one family hunkers down together in a cozy blanket fort for the night. A little girl makes a wish on a snow globe and, in the morning, the sun rises on a winter wonderland–beckoning all outside. And what if, on this snow-filled day, families shake their busy lives and everyone goes out to play? A lyrical holiday story about wishes and community and snow–lots and lots of snow.

This sweet winter book can be used in speech therapy to address social/emotional issues like making time for one another. It is also great for figurative language and for grammar such as: adjectives, action verbs, and plural nouns! Discover more of the speech and language teaching concepts for using Snow Globe Wishes in speech therapy below: 

Key Teaching concepts

Narrative Structure:

descriptive sequence

Narrative Concepts:

vocabulary
illustration study
figurative language
social/emotional
adjectives
verbs (action)
text features
nouns (regular plural)
phonological awareness

Vocabulary:

fierce, connections, bundled, homeward-bound, commuters, grawl, dawn, glisten

Social/Emotional:

spending time with one another
facial expressions
feeling of connectedness

Figurative Language:

personification (darkness draws us close, families shake their busy lives, catch the spirit)
imagery

Grammar:

adjectives
verbs (action)
nouns (regular plural)

Text Features:

exclamation marks
dashes
commas
capitals
ellipses
italics

Phonological Awareness:

rhyming

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.