speech and language teaching concepts for Amelia Bedelia's First Apple Pie in speech therapy​ ​

Frequent Speech Sounds:

/m/ medial
/l/ medial and final
/p/ initial and medial

Themes:

fall
apples

Book Details:

Diverse Characters: N/A
Age Recommendation: Elementary

Amelia Bedelia’s First Apple Pie

By Herman Parish

Amelia Bedelia loves everything about autumn: the red and yellow leaves, the jolly orange pumpkins, and most of all, the apples ripe for picking! In this third installment of the nationally best-selling series, young Amelia Bedelia gets into the spirit of the fall season and bakes her very first apple pie with Grandma. Amelia Bedelia can′t wait to share it with her mom and dad, but the hungry birds have other ideas. Luckily, she always has a plan up her sleeve...Hooray for Amelia Bedelia!

This humorous fall and apples book can be used in speech therapy to address figurative language. It is also great for noticing character expressions and for targeting sequencing as well as for predicting! Discover more of the speech and language teaching concepts for using Amelia Bedelia's First Apple Pie in speech therapy below:

Key Teaching concepts

Narrative Structure:

complete episode

Narrative Concepts:

sequencing
illustration study
inferencing
figurative language
predicting
adjectives
verbs (regular past tense)
verbs (irregular past tense)
verbs (present progressive)
verbs (linguistic)

Sequencing:

order of events that led to the family enjoying Amelia’s pie

Vocabulary:

glorious, bushel, crimped, smidgen

Figurative Language:

idioms (fall is in the air, watch your step, an apple a day keep the doctor away, watch your fingers)
homophones (
how was your trip, Granny Smith, farmers market)

Grammar:

adjectives
verbs (regular past tense)
verbs (irregular past tense)
verbs (present progressive)
verbs (linguistic)

Inferencing:

How do you think the apples got to the farmers market?
How did Grandma feel when the birds ate her pie?
How did the family feel when they imagined the pie?
How did Amelia feel?
How did she feel when she realized she forgot about her pie?
How did they feel as they split Amelia’s pie?

Predicting:

What do you think they will need for the pie?
What do you think will happen to the pie when Grandma takes it outside?
What do you think will happen to Amelia’s pie?

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