speech and language teaching concepts for Snowmen at Night in speech therapy​ ​

Frequent Speech Sounds:

/s/ blends (street, skate, slip, snow angels, snowball fight, sled, slowly, sleepy)
/s/ initial, medial and final (circle, race, baseball, ice, icy)

Themes:

winter
snowmen

Book Details:

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

Snowmen at Night

By Caralyn Buehner

Have you ever built a snowman and discovered the next day that his grin has gotten a little crooked, or his tree-branch arms have moved? And you've wondered . . . what do snowmen do at night? This delightful wintertime tale reveals all! Caralyn Buehner's witty, imaginative verse offers many amusing details about the secret life of snowmen and where they go at night, while Mark Buehner's roly-poly snowmen are bursting with personality and charm.

This fun winter and snowmen book can be used in speech therapy to address sequencing. It is also great for targeting rhyming and for describing as well as for /s/ and /s/ blends! Discover more of the speech and language teaching concepts for using Snowmen at Night in speech therapy below:

Key Teaching concepts

Narrative Structure:

action sequence

Narrative Concepts:

sequencing​
illustration study​
figurative language​
predicting​
adjectives
verbs (action)
verbs (present progressive)
prepositional phrases
text features​
phonological awareness​

Sequencing:

order of things snowmen do at night

Vocabulary:

fright, gather, anxious, thrill, tuckered out, grin

Figurative Language:

personification of the snowmen
similes (act like clowns)

Grammar:

adjectives
verbs (action)
verbs (present progressive)
prepositional phrases

Text Features:

dashes
colon
italics
parenthesis
change in text size
moving text

Phonological Awareness:

rhyming

Predicting:

What do you think happened to the snowman?
What do you think they do at night?
What do you think they will do next?

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