speech and language teaching concepts for The 12 Sleighs of Christmas in speech therapy

Frequent Speech Sounds:

/s/ blends
/r/ blends

Themes:

Christmas
teamwork
competition
being creative

Book Details:

Diverse Characters: Yes
Age Recommendation: Early Childhood, Elementary, Late Elementary

The 12 Sleighs of Christmas

By Sherri Duskey Rinker

Which elf will build the coolest sleigh for the Christmas ride? SANTA will decide! When the elves discover that Santa's sleigh is in a terrible state, they let their imaginations go wild—and soon there are sleighs of every kind, inspired by big rigs, motorcycles, zeppelins, and much more!

This creative Christmas book is full of fun illustrations that are engaging for kids to look at and study. It could easily be incorporated into a STEM lesson and used or compare/contrast language lessons. us also great for targeting phonemic awareness and adjectives. Discover more of the speech and language teaching concepts for using The 12 Sleighs of Christmas in speech therapy below:

Key Teaching concepts

Narrative Structure:

complex episode

Narrative Concepts:

illustration study
sequencing

Sequencing:

order of new sleigh designs
order of how they each failed

Vocabulary:

combination, clever, admired, dual, aquatic, inventions, achieved, restored

Figurative Language:

onomatopoeias

Grammar:

adjectives

Text Features:

speech bubbles
exclamation points, including “?!”
change in font and size
multimedia text
ALL CAPS
parentheses, colons and em dash

Phonological Awareness:

rhyming
alliteration

Predicting:

Whose sleigh design will win?

Problem Solving:

The elves put their heads together to develop a new, better, and faster means of transportation for Santa once they realize that his sleigh is broken.

If you are interested in using The 12 Sleighs of Christmas in speech therapy, then check out the book companion with the full lesson plans and activities.

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