Wednesday, January 14, 2015

Wild About Books Wednesday: Linky Party!

I'm back and ready to share another great book with all of you.  I don't know about where you live, but Minnesota has been a bit chilly lately! I'm in the mood for some summer warmth. Check it out!

I am linking up with Scarlett at Speech is Sweet Blog!

Please check out the Wild About Books Wednesday Linky Party at Speech is Sweet!  Join in the fun and post a comment about books you enjoy using for therapy this time of year!
 Link in comments!

This week the book I am featuring is...

When the Fireflies Come
Written by Jonathan London
Illustrated by Terry Widener

{Can be found on Amazon HERE}

Minnesota has been unbelievably cold over the past few weeks {it was -15 degrees when I drove to work yesterday... WHAT?! Wayyyy too cold!}.  With that said, I am in the mood for some warmer thoughts :)  This book is just that plus an awesome story about summer evenings!  It reminds me of being a kid and playing night games in the neighborhood I grew up in. This book brought back many cherished memories!

I have used this book to work on...
~story retell using Story Grammar Marker (SGM).
~increase vocabulary
~describe people, places and things
~describing with our senses
~order of events
~Pragmatics: Memories

Thanks for checking out my book recommendation!  
Don't forget to check out the other great books at Speech is Sweet's Link up!


  1. Another book to add to my list! Not far from me, in the Great Smoky Mountains, the fireflies synchronize every June. I haven't been to see it yet, but it's a huge thing. This is the only place in the USA that they synchronize; the only other place is somewhere in Asia.

  2. Thanks for linking up! I love your idea of tapping into students' memories! I'm going to put in a request for a Story Grammar Marker soon.. I'll probably get denied haha, but I'm going to try!