This read-aloud of Sleep, Big Bear, Sleep, written by Maureen Wright and illustrated by Will Hillenbrand, is highlighted in the January 2019 Saltillo Calendar. Winter is here! It’s time for Big Bear to hibernate. Old Man Winter tells him “Sleep, Big Bear, Sleep!” but his hearing is not very good. Big Bear hears that he should drive a jeep, sweep and leap. Finally, Old Man Winter gets his attention. Learn how Big Bear hears the message. 

Throughout the story, you'll find embedded words to model, including these suggested six words: sleep, big, tired, could, hear, and bear. Additional words for modeling are also included in this read-aloud: read, more, turn the page, the end, and again. Model words to match the interest and needs of the person using the communication system as you explore different word combinations!

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