What are your favorite story books for speech therapy?
That’s what I asked nine talented SLP blogger friends and I’m excited to share their favorites with you and check them out for myself!
If you’ve stopped by Speech Sprouts before, you know I think literature-based therapy is terrific. The cat’s meow. Awesome. Outstanding. The bee’s knees. Fabulous. (Maybe I like synonyms and idioms a little bit too?)
Find some new favorite story books for speech therapy in this list
There are a few books here that are new to me too. I can’t wait to head to the library to check out these adorable children’s books.
Of course I’ll share one of my favorites too. I hope you find several perfect for your own speech therapy literacy-based sessions. So here goes:
1. The Pout-Pout Fish Goes To School by Deborah Diesen
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Ashley from Sweet Southern Speech shares how she uses the Pout Pout Fish in speech therapy. She writes, “The Pout-Pout Fish series of books offer an excellent opportunity to use imagery for vocabulary building. Just look at his face on the cover!”
2. Aunt Isabel Tells a Good One by Kate Duke
Susan from Kids Learn Language said, “One of my favorite books for therapy (only one???) is Aunt Isabel Tells a Good One, by Kate Duke.” It’s an engaging story that walks kids through how a story is written – what elements you need to have.
Aunt Isabel tells her nice and nephew about stories, as she makes up a story from elements they all suggest – and the heroine saves everyone. Her kids have always loved it! Susan has a companion resource for this book in her store. https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/…/Story-Elements…
3. Leaf Man by Lois Ehlert
4. A Bad Case of Stripes by David Shannon
Linda from Looks Like Language loves using A Bad Case of Stripes to help students make inferences and work on social skills. It helps students understand that other people have different perspectives. Linda reads it with her students to work on interpreting facial expressions and talk about how people feel about each other.
5. Dear Mrs. LaRue: Letters from Obedience School by Mark Teague
Linda also really likes this book for teaching students to look for pictured clues to make inferences, compare and contrast, and for talking about how different people can have different viewpoints in the same situation.
6. Dear Zoo by Rod Campbell
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Colette from The Speech Meadow shares this favorite in her blog post on Bringing Children’s Lit Into Speech. She says Dear Zoo is not only great for teaching the names of different zoo animals, but it also uses describing words such as jumpy, fierce, grumpy and naughty which might be new to the children. Children love to act out the different descriptions!
7. The Apple Pie Tree by Zoee Hall
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