Free Language Bookmarks For Summer Books

Tuesday, June 5, 2018

Summer is finally here and I'm excited to share 6 of my favorite books that I use when doing summer therapy or simply a summer theme at the end of the school year. 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.
Over and Under the Pond by Kate Messner. This author is exceptional. 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.
Language goals I use it for:
-vocabulary
-figurative language - nearly every page!
-grammar - adjectives and verbs 
-story recall
-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.
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 gives a fact about each 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. The consultant (not me) is offering a 10% refund if you message her & mention Sweet Southern Speech! 
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.
How I use it:
-vocabulary
-story recall/WH questions
-sequencing
-rhyming
-inferencing

You're A Crab! A Moody Day Book 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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