Elementary School, Materials, Middle School, Therapy Ideas

Books for Teaching Story Grammar in Speech Therapy

  1. Siobhan says:

    Hi! Great post! I just bought your story packet and can’t wait to use it in therapy!! I just wanted to mention that I can’t see the links or the books in this post and I would love to know what books you use when teaching story grammar. I’m not sure if it is just my browser but if you could put a list on this page of the books you use that would be great. Thanks!

    • Shannon says:

      Thanks for letting me know! You probably don’t have certain images loading on your computer browser. You can likely change that setting in the settings of your browser. I will try to add text and links in a different format just in case though. I appreciate you reaching out!

  2. Nicole says:

    Hi Shannon! Thanks for sharing this list of books! What grades do you use them for? I see that many are intended for lower grades (e.g. K, 1, 2). Have you had success in using these books with higher grades (3, 4, 5)? Thanks!

    • Shannon says:

      I mostly use these for younger students. For older students, I print off stories from ReadWorks or use stories/text from their classrooms! Hope that helps!

      • Meagan says:

        would you teach story grammar to these older students then or focus on main idea/summarizing ect w/ non-fiction?

        • Shannon says:

          Depends on the student and their needs. In most cases, I’d start with story grammar as it can be taught with simple stories/narratives which may be easier than using non-fiction texts. It all really depends on the student though!

  3. James says:

    Thanks for the suggestions. I typically start with stories that have very repetitive structures so that if they are unable to tell a story element the first time, they have multiple opportunities to try again. Examples include “And Then the Doorbell Rang,” “The Mitten,” and “Mushroom in the Rain.”

  4. Wendy McKay says:

    I’ve had good experience with “Those Darn Squirrels.” by Adam Rubin. Also has some good vocabulary, but isn’t too text dense so they get lost in the trees.

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