speech and language teaching concepts for there was a young rabbi: a Hanukkah tale in speech therapy

Frequent Speech Sounds:

/r/ initial and medial
/sh/ initial

Themes:

Hanukkah

Book Details:

Diverse Characters: Yes
Age Recommendation: Early Childhood, Elementary

There Was a Young Rabbi: A Hanukkah Tale

By Suzanne Wolfe

Hanukkah is a very busy time! Join the young rabbi as she makes festive preparations―spinning the dreidel, cooking a tasty meal, lighting the menorah, and more―in this cumulative, rhyming story reminding readers of the Hanukkah miracle of long ago!

This cumulative Hanukkah-themed book can be used in speech therapy to address sequencing and rhyming. The repetitive text will encourage students to join in. It is also great for targeting irregular past tense verbs. Discover more of the speech and language teaching concepts for using There Was A Young Rabbi: A Hanukkah Tale in speech therapy below:

Key Teaching concepts

Narrative Structure:

action sequence

Narrative Concepts:

vocabulary
sequencing
cumulative tale
repetitive text
phonological awareness
verbs (irregular past tense)

Sequencing:

order of the young rabbi’s activities

Vocabulary:

miracle, oil, rabbi, treat, risk, weighed, melt

Grammar:

verbs (irregular past tense)

Phonological Awareness:

rhyming

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