using Abracadabra It's Spring! in speech therapy

Frequent Speech Sounds:

​/spr/​ initial

Themes:

spring
growth
nature
change in season

Book Details:

Diverse Characters: Yes
Age Recommendation: Early Childhood, Elementary

Abracadabra, It’s Spring!

By Anne Sibley O'Brien

Winter turns to spring in this lyrical book that celebrates the magic of nature and the changing seasons. Eleven gatefolds open to re-create the excitement and surprise of spring’s arrival, revealing what happens when snow melts, trees bud, flowers bloom, birds arrive, and eggs and cocoons hatch. Finally, it’s warm enough to pack away winter clothes and go out and play!

This interactive rhyming spring book can be used in speech therapy to address describing with a variety of adjectives and action verbs. It is also great for noticing onomatopoeias and for targeting the /spr/ sound! Discover more of the speech and language teaching concepts for using Abracadabra, It's Spring! in speech therapy below: 

Key Teaching concepts

Narrative Structure:

descriptive sequence

Narrative Concepts:

vocabulary
theme/message
illustration study
figurative language
adjectives
verbs (action)
verbs (present progressive)
text features
phonological awareness
interactive book

Vocabulary:

abracadabra, patch, shoot, focus, alakazam, crocus, presto, pussy, willow, buds, unfurl, mumbo jumbo, hatch, blossom

Figurative Language:

onomatopoeias

Grammar:

adjectives
verbs (action)
verbs (present progressive)

Text Features:

large text
change in text color
change in font
exclamation marks

Phonological Awareness:

rhyming

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