Wednesday, February 3, 2016

Snowmen All Year (Plus Freebie)

Hey, friends! I'm so happy to announce the return of Wild About Books Wednesday! If you've been around since the beginning, then you probably remember that I used to share my love for books every single Wednesday! One day, my to-do list spiraled out of control and my beloved weekly series had to be set aside for awhile. I have missed talking about my favorite books, sharing little freebies, and providing ideas on my blog... so I decided it was time to bring my series back! This time around, it'll be on the first and third Wednesday of every month.
Today, I want to talk about Snowmen All Year by Caralyn and Mark Buehner. I adore The Buehner's Snowmen books... on one Wednesday long ago I even blogged about Snowmen at Christmas! I love snow and this book is a fun way to incorporate a little snow in the speech room all year long!
On a snowy day, a young boy begins to daydream about a snowman made of magical snow that never melts! He thinks about all the fun adventures he would go on with his snowman. They catch fireflies, visit the beach, ride a roller coaster, and do TONS of other fun things together! This book is relatively short, making it ideal for a language therapy session!

There are so many ways you can use this book to enhance language!
1) Students can write about their own daydreams! Ask students what would they do with a snowman that could last all year?
2) Visualizing! This is the perfect book to introduce or practice visualization! Have students imagine what it would look like if a snowman dived into a pool or went camping!
3) WH questions - engage in dialogic book reading and ask TONS of WH questions along the way!
4) Sequencing/Retelling - I made a little story map that students can use to practice retelling the story!

If you would like to use this freebie in your speech room or classroom, you can download it HERE.

Have you used this book in the speech room? If so, what skills did you target?

Thank you for visiting my blog! I hope you swing by on the first and third Wednesday each month to talk about books with me! I recently set up a domain too! You can now easily get to my blog by typing in speechissweet.com in your address bar!

Have a wonderful day!

4 comments:

  1. This is awesome! I downloaded the activity, found the book in my library and I'm ready to go!! Keep those book ideas coming!

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    1. Yay! I'm so glad this was useful! I hope you loved the book! :)

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  2. YAY! Wild about Wild about Books Wednesday! Will it be a linky still?

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    1. Hi Annie! I didn't have time to set one up this time around, but if there is interest I'll make it a linky again! :)

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