Thanksgiving Week in Speech Therapy!

Who’s enjoying a great fall? I’m back to share 2 more books I will be
using in my speech room this week and next. There is also a link to a freebie and craft ideas! Amazon Affiliate Links included

Sharing the Bread: an Old-Fashioned Thanksgiving Story by Pat Z. Miller and Jill
McElmurry. A sweet, rhythmic book. Maybe a book you wouldn’t normally pick out, but it has exceptional language targets.
Vocabulary: fetch, squat,
blazing, kneed, gallon, jug, mug, festive, hearty
. I find it is good to
offer a quick synonym during the reading with each word. For instance, when
reading I’ll say, “Mom, fetch the
pot. Fetch means get.” Then I will
keep on reading. After the reading, I go back through the book, read the
sentence again and ask, “who remembers what fetch
member of this family has a “job” to help prepare the Thanksgiving meal – including the baby. Even
today we all like the baby to sleep, LOL! Ask your students what they do or
could do to help get ready for Thanksgiving. Here are the tasks they each have:
Mom, fetch the pot. Daddy, make it hot. Sister, knead the bread. Brother, baste
the turkey. Grandpa, cook the berries. Grandma, bake your pumpkin pie. Auntie,
mash potatoes now. Uncle, swing the cider jug. Baby, be a sleeping mouse.
to notice (play a game to find the rhyme): pot/squat/hot, dough/grow/row,
smell/well, pie/sky, treat/eat, hats/mats, place/space/grace, bread/ fed.    
this family’s Thanksgiving to how your student celebrates. Do they have family
come over? What food do they eat? Do they watch a parade?
Bunting is one of my favorite children’s authors and she has written a
delightful book, “A Turkey For Thanksgiving.” The warm watercolor illustrations
bring to life this funny surprise-ending story.

Vocabularynuzzled, bare, hooves, perch, bellowed, bleat, peering, blundered,
lumbered, insist, stammered
was invited? Sheep, Rabbit, Porcupine, Mr. and Mrs. Goat
to ask for comprehension: How was the table decorated? Two paper pilgrims at each end of the table and paper turkey between
two candles
. What does Mrs. Moose want? A
Where did the Goats say they saw a turkey? A fat one, down by the river.
did they eat? Acorns, alfalfa sprouts,
willow bark and cured grasses and wild parsley, pressed leaves.
was the turkey worried? “I thought you’d
be worrying about how I’d taste.”
the order of animals he sees along the way:
then The Goats then Sheep then Porcupine. This is a great activity for
sequencing (first, next, then, last).
examples of figurative language used throughout this book. “Mr. Moose’s warm
breath hung white in front of him.” (personification) “Snow crunched under his
hooves.” (onomatopoeia)
was looking round as a fur ball in his winter coat.” (simile)
earth smelled of ice and moss.” (personification)
crow hung, black as a puff of wood smoke.” (personification)
found a cute companion on TpT by First Grade Centers and More to use with this
book. Click HERE!
you need more activities to use for fall and Thanksgiving, I have several
articulation and no-prep language products in my TpT store!

Here are a few cute treats and crafts that I found on Pinterest that I will be incorporating next week. Raise your hand if you like an excuse to bring in chocolate!! The pumpkin pie craft with tissue paper and pumpkin strips with things you are thankful for will be great to send home to parents. 

hope you and your family have a wonderful Thanksgiving!

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