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Language Bookmarks for Summer Books in Speech

Summer months are finally here and I'm excited to share 6 of my favorite books that I use when doing a summer theme. There are so many themes you can do: ocean, camping, backyard, ice cream, swimming, etc. Make sure to download the free language bookmarks – I tape them on the inside or back of each book for a quick go-to when doing a read aloud. This post contains Amazon affiliate links.

Over and Under The Pond by Kate Messner

This author is exceptional- get all her books! I include her other books in my winter language bookmarks and spring language bookmarks. The vocabulary is rich and I love the perspective of the illustrations. You can now purchase the complete lesson plan for this book HERE.
Language goals I use it for:
-vocabulary
-figurative language – nearly every page!
-grammar – adjectives and verbs
-story recall
-text structure: describing

A Camping Spree With Mr. Magee by Chris Van Dusen

I fell in love with this author when I read the Mercy Watson series (he was the illustrator). Every page rhymes and the illustrations are captivating. A perfect book to pair with S'mores Dice and Dot! You can now purchase the complete lesson plan for this book HERE.
Language goals I use it for:
-rhyming
-story recall
-sequencing
-describing (EET)

Commotion In The Ocean by Giles Andreae

This is such a fun rhyming book. It is full of various ocean animals and gives a fact about each animal in an unpretentious way.
How I use it:
-vocabulary
-recall
-grammar
-writing prompts

Secrets Of The Seashore by Carron Brown & Alyssa Nassner

This is an Usborne book & you can get it by ordering from the title link.
This book is FULL of great vocabulary and has a unique style that you can use a flashlight to see hidden sea creatures in a tide pool.
How I use it:
-anticipatory events/predicting
-WH questions
-vocabulary
-grammar
-compare/contrast

The Pout-Pout Fish In The Big Big Dark by Deborah Diesen

One of my favorite book characters & I'm sure a loved one in your speech room. I get all into the character voices when I'm reading this! A great book on facing your fears & being a good friend. This book is also great for the /SH/ sound!
How I use it:
-vocabulary
-story recall/WH questions
-sequencing
-rhyming
-inferencing

You're A Crab by Jenny Whitehead

This is a really great book about emotions. It helps to explain that we ALL go through various moods (frustrated, irritable, moody). What I love is the message at the end, “…you can be a hermit crab, …and we can sit in our shells side by side in the sand until you feel better. You can take as long as you need because I will be right here.”
– YES!!! This is the message we need to share with our students.
Language goals:
-punctuation
-vocabulary
-social/emotional
-compare/contrast
-writing prompts

FREE download for 6 summer picture books to use in your speech therapy activities.

Obviously, there are SO many other great summer-themed books out there. I chose these 6 books to highlight for their strong vocabulary and rich language goals I can target with them.

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