speech and language teaching concepts for The Night Before Easter in speech therapy

Frequent Speech Sounds:

/b/ initial
/k/ initial and medial
/h/ initial

Themes:

Spring
Easter

Book Details:

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

The Night Before Easter

By Natasha Wing

“Twas the night before Easter, just before dawn, Not a creature was stirring out on the lawn.” The Easter bunny takes center stage in this delightful spin on a beloved poem that will send families hopping to the bookstore for an Easter treat sweeter than any sugar plum!

This charming Easter book can be used in speech therapy to target rhyming and predicting. It is also great for focusing on describing and the following sounds: /b/, /h/, /k/. Discover more of the speech and language teaching concepts for using The Night Before Easter in speech therapy below: 

Key Teaching concepts

Narrative Structure:

descriptive sequence

Narrative Concepts:

vocabulary
theme/message
sequencing
illustration study
predicting
verbs (irregular and regular past tense)
verbs (action)
adjectives
phonological awareness

Sequencing:

order of events that occurred the night before Easter

Vocabulary:

dawn, basket, visions, clatter, curious, swift, dapper, treasure, Easter bunny

Grammar:

verbs (regular and irregular past tense)
verbs (action)
adjectives

Phonological Awareness:

rhyming

Predicting:

Why did the children leave out their baskets?
Will the Easter bunny leave them anything?
How will the Easter bunny get in the house?
Where will the bunny hide the eggs?
Where will the bunny go when he leaves?

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