speech and language teaching concepts for Whose Hands Are These? in speech therapy​ ​

Frequent Speech Sounds:

/th/ initial
/z/ final
/h/ initial
/n/ medial
/b/ initial
/l/ medial
/g/ final

Themes:

community helpers

Book Details:

Diverse Characters: Yes
Age Recommendation: Early Childhood, Elementary

Whose Hands Are These?

By Miranda Paul

What if your hands reach, wrench, yank, and crank? The hands in this book—and the people attached to them—do all sorts of helpful work. And together, these helpers make their community a safe and fun place to live. As you read, keep an eye out for community members who make repeat appearances! Can you guess all the jobs based on the actions of these busy hands?

This fun rhyming community helpers book can be used in speech therapy to address inferencing. It is also great for noticing illustrations and for targeting figurative language as well as for describing! Discover more of the speech and language teaching concepts for using Whose Hands Are These? in speech therapy below:

Key Teaching concepts

Narrative Structure:

descriptive sequence ​

Narrative Concepts:

illustration study​
inferencing​
figurative language​
adjectives​
verbs (action)
verbs (present progressive)
who/whose questions
text features​
phonological awareness​
repetitive text​

Vocabulary:

hoe, sow, reap, toiled, peruse, quest, persist

Figurative Language:

personification (hands are charmers, hands help keep the peace, hands are learning)

Grammar:

adjectives​
verbs (action)
verbs (present progressive)
who/whose questions

Text Features:

ellipses
bold text
enlarged text
moving text
change in text color
facts
repetitive text

Phonological Awareness:

rhyming

Inferencing:

Whose hands do you think those are? How do you know?

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