using The Wind Blew in speech therapy

Frequent Speech Sounds:

​/w/ initial
/bl/

Themes:

spring
weather

Book Details:

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

The Wind Blew

By Pat Hutchins

A rhymed tale describing the antics of a capricious wind. The wind blew, and blew, and blew! It blew so hard, it took everything with it: Mr. White’s umbrella, Priscilla’s balloon, the twins’ scarves, even the wig on the judge’s head. But just when the wind was about to carry everything out to sea, it changed its mind! With rhyming verse and colorful illustrations, Pat Hutchins takes us on a merry chase that is well worth the effort.

This whimsical spring book can be used in speech therapy to address sequencing, predicting, adjectives and a variety of verbs. It is also great for targeting /w/ initial and /bl/ sounds! Discover more of the speech and language teaching concepts for using The Wind Blew in speech therapy below: 

Key Teaching concepts

Narrative Structure:

action sequence

Narrative Concepts:

vocabulary​
theme/message
sequencing
illustration study
predicting
adjectives
verbs (actions)
verbs (regular past tense)
verb (irregular past tense)
verbs (present progressive)
phonological awareness

Sequencing:

order of items the wind swept away

Vocabulary:

umbrella, balloon, kite, handkerchief (hanky), wig, laundry, clothesline, postman, judge, twins, snatched, plucked, tossed, whirled, fluttering, sweep, join, content, satisfied, whipped

Grammar:

adjectives
verbs (actions)
verbs (regular past tense)
verb (irregular past tense)
verbs (present progressive)

Phonological Awareness:

rhyming

Predicting:

What do you think the wind will do to the umbrella?
What do you think Mr. White will do about his umbrella?
What else do you think will fly away on each page?
Where do you think the wind is taking the belongings?
What do you think the wind will do with all the belongings?
Where do you think the wind will take him?

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