speech and language teaching concepts for Snowman Magic in speech therapy​ ​

Frequent Speech Sounds:

/j/ initial (George)
/j/ final (George)
/j/ medial (magic)
/or/ medial

Themes:

snowmen

Book Details:

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

Snowman Magic

By Katherine Tegen

On a bright, snowy day George builds a snowman that magically comes to life to share a snack and have a snowball fight with George. In this original tale, Tegen captures the magic of the snowman, while Dorman's beautiful illustrations truly bring him to life. On a bright, snowy day George builds a snowman that magically comes to life to share a snack and have a snowball fight with George. In this original tale, Tegen captures the magic of the snowman, while Dorman's beautiful illustrations truly bring him to life.

This sweet snowmen book can be used in speech therapy to address describing using all five senses. It is also great for sequencing and for targeting a variety of verbs! Discover more of the speech and language teaching concepts for using Snowman Magic in speech therapy below:

Key Teaching concepts

Narrative Structure:

complete episode

Narrative Concepts:

sequencing​
figurative language​
predicting​
adjectives (compound phrases)
verbs (regular past tense)
verbs (irregular past tense)
prepositional phrase (on top)
size concepts
comparative (bigger, smaller)
pronoun (he)

Sequencing:

sequence of bringing the snowman to life

Vocabulary:

drift, slope, plunge, magic, shrink, recognize

Figurative Language:

sensory language
personification of the snowman

Grammar:

adjectives (compound phrases)
verbs (regular past tense)
verbs (irregular past tense)
prepositional phrase (on top)
size concepts
comparative (bigger, smaller)
pronoun (he)

Inferencing:

Why do you think the snowman didn’t have the same energy as the day before?
How did George feel when he came home from school?

Predicting:

What do you think George will do outside?
What does he need to put on to get ready to go outside?
What do you think he will use for the face?
What do you think they will have as a snack?
What do you think will happen to the snowman?
What do you think he will do next time it snows?

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