speech and language teaching concepts for the eights knights of hanukkah in speech therapy

Frequent Speech Sounds:

/dr/
/k/ medial
/n/ medial

Themes:

Hanukkah
helping others

Book Details:

Diverse Characters: Yes
Age Recommendation: Elementary, Late Elementary

The Eight Knights of Hanukkah

By Leslie Kimmelman

It's the last night of Hanukkah and everyone is doing their part for the big celebration, but a dragon called Dreadful has other ideas. He roams the countryside, interrupting the party preparations. Lady Sadie must call upon the Eight Knights of Hanukkah to perform deeds of awesome kindness and stupendous bravery and put an end to the dragon's shenanigans.ย When Dreadful eats all the special donuts the baker made, Sir Lily helps the baker make more sufganiyot. Sir Alex makes a young lad a new dreidel after Dreadful scorched his original one. And on the Knights go–but when they finally catch up to Dreadful, a funny surprise awaits them!

This cute Hanukkah book can be used in speech therapy to address alliterations and adjectives. It is also great for noticing character expressions and for targeting social/emotional concepts, such as helping others! Discover more of the speech and language teaching concepts for using The Eights Knights of Hanukkah in speech therapy below:

Key Teaching concepts

Narrative Structure:

complete episodes

Narrative Concepts:

vocabulary
problem solving
sequencing
illustration study
social/emotional concepts
adjectives
phonological awareness

Sequencing:

order of heroic acts by the knights

Vocabulary:

knight, dreadful, preparations, dodging, company, venture

Social/Emotional:

helping others
compassion
sad/disappointed
afraid
celebration
kindness

Figurative Language:

onomatopoeias

Grammar:

adjectives

Text Features:

speech bubbles
ALL CAPS

Phonological Awareness:

alliterations

Problem Solving:

The Hanukkah party preparations were being disrupted by a dragon. How will the knights help?

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