speech and language teaching concepts for Apples Apples Apples in speech therapy​ ​
Frequent Speech Sounds:

/p/ medial
/lz/ final
/m/ initial
/er/ final
/n/ medial


life cycle

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

Apples, Apples, Apples

By Nancy Elizabeth Wallace

It’s a blue sky autumn day and Minna, Pop, Mom, and Dad have decided to go on an outing to Long Hill Orchard. As the bunnies fill their baskets, Farmer Miller teaches them all about apples. This charming story is filled with fun facts, activities, and an applesauce recipe.

This interactive fall and apples book can be used in speech therapy to address a variety of verbs. It is also great for sequencing as well as for noticing text features! Discover more of the speech and language teaching concepts for using Apples, Apples, Apples in speech therapy below:

Key Teaching Concepts

Narrative Structure:

complete episode

Narrative Concepts:

illustration study​
verbs (action)
verbs (regular past tense)
text features​


order of steps within the recipe
order of steps within craft
order of steps within life cycle of an apple


autumn, orchard, crisp, limb, gentle, tool, rose, stem, skin, core, flesh, pips, bud, graft, rootstock, recipe, simmer

Figurative Language:

onomatopoeia (bumpy, bump)
idioms (the apple doesn’t fall far from the tree, you are the apple of my eye, you are full of apple sauce)


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

Text Features:

change in text size
changed in font
moving text


How did they feel about apple picking?
What do you think makes a good day for apple picking?
How did Pip feel when lots of apples fell to the ground?
Why do you think it was better to be gentle with the apples?
How did Pip feel when Pip was doing it?
Why do you think Mr. Miller used a special tool at times?
How do you think Minna feels about apples?


Where do you think they will go apple picking?
What do you think they will do with the apples they pick?
What kind of surprise do you think Minna has in mind?
What do you think they will see inside the apple?
What do you think they need to do with the apples before they can take them home?
What do you think they are making?

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