using And Then It's Spring in speech therapy

Frequent Speech Sounds:

/br/

Themes:

spring
nature
science
growth
patience

Book Details:

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

And Then It’s Spring

By Julie Fogliano

Following a snow-filled winter, a young boy and his dog decide that they've had enough of all that brown and resolve to plant a garden. They dig, they plant, they play, they wait . . . and wait . . . until at last, the brown becomes a more hopeful shade of brown, a sign that spring may finally be on its way. Julie Fogliano's tender story of anticipation is brought to life by the distinctive illustrations Erin E. Stead, recipient of the 2011 Caldecott Medal. This title has Common Core connections.

This anticipatory spring book can be used in speech therapy to address sequencing and the life cycle of plants. It is also great for targeting adjectives, action verbs and the /br/ sound! Discover more of the speech and language teaching concepts for using And Then It's Spring in speech therapy below: 

Key Teaching concepts

Narrative Structure:

action sequence

Narrative Concepts:

vocabulary​
theme/message
sequencing
illustration study
adjectives
verbs (action)

Sequencing:

life cycle of plants and planting them

Vocabulary:

seeds, wish, plant, rain, dirt, hopeful, worry, fertilizer, hum, sprout, bloom, blossom

Grammar:

adjectives
verbs (action)

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.