LESSON PLANS for the Speech-Language Pathologist

Below you will find a graded book list. Keep in mind that when
working with children who exhibit learning disabilities or
language delays you will have to assess the level of your
students and choose the appropriate books. This book list will
help you find books that are as close to grade level as possible
based on your student’s abilities.
TIP:  For grades four and up,  you may want to concentrate on
2-3 books for the entire year, because the books tend to get
longer. It’s not easy to establish continuity when seeing
speech therapy students in groups. Therefore, pick 2-3 books a
year and try to teach various vocabulary and language
concepts in the context of each book.
e.g. teaching synonyms, sequencing a chapter, sequencing the
whole story, describing characters, summarizing a chapter,
paraphrasing a paragraph etc.

Bedtime for Frances                         By: Russell, Hoban
Goodnight Moon                              By: Brown, Margaret Wise
Time for Bed                                    By: Fox, Mem
Little Scholastic: Welcome Spring    By: Ackerman, Jill
The Story of  My Feelings                 By: Berkner, Laurie

A Boy, a Dog, and a Frog                   By: Mayer, Mercer
Madeline                                         By: Bemelmans, Ludwig
Stone Soup                                     By: Brown, Marcia
The Giving Tree                               By: Silverstein, Shel
The Rainbow Fish                            By: Pfister, Marcus
The Very Hungry Caterpillar             By: Carle, Eric
Corduroy                                         By: Freeman, Don
Clifford’s Manners                           By: Bridwell, Norman

Grade 1
Slower Than a Slug                          By: Brimner, Larry Dane
Miss Nelson Has a Field Day  By: Allard, Harry ; Marshall, James Vance
Days with Frog and Toad                 By: Lobel, Arnold
Clifford’s First School Day               By: Bridwell, Norman
Harold and the Purple Crayon         By: Johnson, Crockett
A Know -Nothing Halloween            By: Spirn, Michele Sobel
Katy and the Big Snow                     By: Burton, Virginia Lee
Olivia Saves The Circus                   By: Falconer, Ian
The Paper Bag Princess             By: Munsch, Robert N.; Munsch, Michael
Generous Me                            By: Pearson, Mary Rose
There Was An Old Lady Who Swallowed  A Fly   By: Taback, Simms
Curious George                                  By: Rey, Margeret ;Rey, H.A.
A Pocket for Corduroy                          By: Freeman, Don
Amelia Bedelia Goes Camping              By: Parish, Peggy

Grade 2
Where The Wild Things Are                 By: Sendak, Maurice
Amelia Bedelia and the Cat                   By: Herman, Peggy
Cloudy With A Chance Of Meatballs      By:Barrett, Judith
The Velveteen Rabbit                            By: Williams, Margery
Arthur’s Mystery Envelope                    By: Brown, Marc T.
The Mitten                                           By: Brett, Jan
Blueberries for Sal                                By: McCloskey, Robert

Grade 3
Fantastic Mr. Fox                                   By: Dahl, Robert
Encyclopedia Brown, Boy Detective          By: Sobel, Donald J.
Who Was Ben Franklin                           By: Fradin, Dennis B.
The Magic School Bus On the Ocean Floor  By: Cole, Joanna
The Magic School Bus Comes to Its Senses  By: Cole, Joanna
Alexander And The Wind Up Mouse          By: Lionni, Leo
Strega Nona: An Original Tale                  By: dePaola, Tommie

Grade 4
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory          By: Dahl, Roald
Charlotte’s Web                                     By: White, E.B.
The Apache                                            By: Santella, Andrew
The Magic School Bus inside the Human Body  By: Cole, Joanna
Little House on the Prairie                     By: Wilder, Laura Ingalls
Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone (Bk #1)  By: Rowling, J.K.
Tales of a Fourth Grade Reading               By:  Blume, Judy

Grade 5
Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland            By: Carroll, Lewis
The Black Stallion                                  By: Farley, Walter
Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (Bk #2) By: Rowling, J.K.
The Indian in the Cupboard                   By: Banks, Lynne Reid
The House With a Clock in the Walls     By: Bellairs, John
The Master Puppeteer                           By: Patterson, Katherine
Bridge to Terabithia                                 By: Paterson, Katherine

Grade 6
The Diary of a Whimpy Kid                         By: Kinney, Jeff
Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (Bk #3)  By: Rowling, J.K.
Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (Bk #4)  By: Rowling, J.K.
Tuck Everlasting                                         By: Babbit, Natalie
The Golden Compass                                 By: Pullman, Philip
Ghosts in the Gallery                                 By: Wallace, Barbara Brooks
The Sands of Time                                     By: Hoeye, Michael
The Adventures of Tom Sawyer                   By: Twain, Mark
Roll of Thunder Hear My Cry                       By: Taylor, Mildred

Grade 7
The Princess Diaries                                 By: Cabot, Meg
Tiger Eyes                                                 By: Judy Blume
Time Stops For No Mouse                         By: Hoeye, Michael
My Side Of the Mountain                          By: George, Jean C.
The Dark is Rising                                   By: Cooper, Susan
Little Women                                          By: Alcott, Louisa May

Grade 8
The Seeing Stone                                   By: Crossley-Holland, Kevin
The Egypt Game                                     By:  Snyder, Zilpha K.
The Secret Life of Bees                           By: Kidd, Sue Monk
The Gift of the Magi                               By: O. Henry
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