speech and language teaching concepts for Apples and Pumpkins in speech therapy​ ​

Frequent Speech Sounds:

/p/ initial and medial
/k/ medial
/l/ medial and final
/r/ initial
/z/ final

Themes:

fall
apples
pumpkins

Book Details:

Diverse Characters: N/A
Age Recommendation: Early Childhood

Apples and Pumpkins

By Anne Rockwell

A young girl spends a glorious fall day picking apples and searching for the perfect pumpkin in this refreshed classic. “When red and yellow leaves are on the trees,” a little girl goes with her parents to a farm where they pick apples and choose “the best pumpkin of them all.” Back home, she helps to carve a grinning jack-o'-lantern face on the big orange pumpkin, which guards their doorstep on halloween night while her mother hands out shiny red apples and she and her father go trick-or-treating with the neighborhood ghosts and goblins.

This simple fall, apples, pumpkins book can be used in speech therapy to fall vocabulary. It is also great for noticing illustrations and for targeting describing and action verbs as well as for /p/, /k/, /l/, /r/ and /z/ sounds! Discover more of the speech and language teaching concepts for using Apples and Pumpkins in speech therapy below:

Key Teaching concepts

Narrative Structure:

action sequence

Narrative Concepts:

vocabulary​
illustration study​
predicting​
adjectives
verbs (action)
verbs (present tense)
when questions

Vocabulary:

fall, apple, pumpkin, bushel, basket, geese, chickens, orchard, vine, carve, Halloween

Grammar:

adjectives
verbs (action)
verbs (present tense)
when questions

Predicting:

What do you think they will do when the red and yellow leaves are on the trees?
What do you think they will do at the orchard?
Where do you think they will go when they are done picking apples?
Which pumpkin do you think she will pick? Why?
How do you think they will get the pumpkin home?
What do you think they will do with the pumpkin at home?
What do you think they will do when they are done carving the pumpkin?
How do you think the pumpkin will look?
Who do you think will see the pumpkin?
When do you think kids will see the jack-o-lantern?
What do you think they will do on Halloween?

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