Use this book and separate lesson plan file for any time of the year! “Dodie the Hiking Detective” investigates mysteries in nature as she goes hiking. This book focuses on finding clues and deer in the woods. Using the lesson plans, students will learn a variety of language-based skills including: oral language, comprehension skills, vocabulary skills, narrative and others aligned to the Common Core State Standards. The 3 Tiers of vocabulary words are listed giving SLPs and teachers choices in teaching core vocabulary. Graphic organizers and many vocabulary strategies are included. A variety of IEP goals/objectives can be addressed. SLPs can use this unit for most elementary therapy groups and can add supplemental books/materials to “stretch” the unit across grade levels and needs! The unit also recommends apps and the use of technology for some activities.