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

Frequent Speech Sounds:

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Book Details:

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

The Night Before Hanukkah

By Natasha Wing

It's the night before the eight-day celebration of Hanukkah begins, and everyone is excited! Each evening, the family gathers to light the candles and share holiday traditions such as playing dreidel, eating latkes, and exchanging gifts.

This fun Hanukkah book can be used in speech therapy to address rhyming. It is also great for addressing grammar concepts, such as pronouns and regular past tense verbs! Discover more of the speech and language teaching concepts for using The Night Before Hanukkah in speech therapy below:

Key Teaching concepts

Narrative Structure:

action sequence

Narrative Concepts:

illustration study
verbs (regular past tense)


order of activities done each night


prepping, visions, nestled, snuck, tossed, tradition


verbs (regular past tense)
pronouns (subject)
pronouns (possessive)

Phonological Awareness:


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