speech and language teaching concepts for A Fall Ball for All in speech therapy​ ​

Frequent Speech Sounds:

/t/ medial
/d/ medial and final
/f/ initial and medial
/l/ final

Themes:

fall

Book Details:

Diverse Characters: N/A
Age Recommendation: Early Childhood, Elementary, Late Elementary

A Fall Ball for All

By Jamie A. Swenson

On the verge of winter, the autumn wind issues an invitation: “Come one, come all to the annual windfall ball!” Join all the animals in this beautifully illustrated rhyming picture book as they gather for the autumn wind's harvest in preparation for the long winter.

This colorful fall book can be used in speech therapy to address predicting. It is also great for targeting rich vocabulary, personification and a variety of verbs as well as for /t/, /d/, /f/ and /l/ sounds! Discover more of the speech and language teaching concepts for using A Fall Ball for All in speech therapy below:

Key Teaching concepts

Narrative Structure:

descriptive sequence

Narrative Concepts:

vocabulary​
illustration study​
figurative language​
predicting​
verbs (action)
verbs (regular past tense)
verbs (irregular past tense)
verbs (present progressive)
text features​
phonological awareness​

Vocabulary:

ball, burrow, den, invitation, postpone, migration, hibernation, shrew, preened, squalls, fete, festive, blustery, beckon, host

Figurative Language:

personification (the autumn wind prepared to ball, autumn wind began to dance, autumn waved goodbye)

Grammar:

verbs (action)
verbs (regular past tense)
verbs (irregular past tense)
verbs (present progressive)

Text Features:

moving text
capitals
change in text size

Phonological Awareness:

rhyming

Inferencing:

How did they feel about the party?
Why do you think the wind game them some much food to take?
Why do you think it was called a Windfall Ball?

Predicting:

Who do you think will be invited to the party?
What do you think will be at the party?
How do you think the animals will get ready for the party?
What do you think the wind will give them to get ready for winter?
What do you think will happen next autumn?

If you are interested in seeing other fall books to use in therapy, then check out the Narrative Teaching Points Book List for a printable copy.