using Goodbye Summer Hello Autumn in speech therapy

Frequent Speech Sounds:

/r/ vocalic
/l/ medial

Themes:

noticing change from summer to autumn

Book Details:

Diverse Characters: Yes
Age Recommendation: Elementary, Late Elementary, Middle School

Goodbye Summer, Hello Autumn

By Kenard Pak

Join a young girl as she takes a walk through the forest and town, greeting all the signs of the coming season. In a series of conversations with every flower and creature and gust of wind, she says goodbye to summer and welcomes autumn.

This story is great to observe the transition into the autumn season. Notice the complex sentence structure, descriptive adjectives, personification, and sensory language as you read this book in your speech therapy sessions. Discover more of the speech and language teaching concepts for using Goodbye Summer, Hello Autumn in speech therapy below:

Key Teaching concepts

Narrative Structure:

descriptive sequence

Narrative Concepts:

vocabulary
theme/message
text features
sequencing
verbs (present progressive)
adjectives
homonyms
conjunctions
complex sentence structures
illustration study

Sequencing:

the order of animals and nature that the girl passes as she walks
the illustrations progress from bright summer colors into warm tones of autumn

Vocabulary:

rumble, loom, cozy, breezy, drizzle, earlier, etc.

Figurative Language:

personifications
onomatopoeias
sensory language

Grammar:

verbs (present progressive)
adjectives
homonyms
conjunctions
complex sentence structures

Text Features:

repetitive text

If you are interested in using Goodbye Summer, Hello Autumn in speech therapy, then check out theย book companionย with the full lesson plans and activities.