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

Frequent Speech Sounds:

/p/ medial
/l/ medial and final
/z/ final

Themes:

fall
apples
nonfiction
life cycle
STEM

Book Details:

Diverse Characters: Yes
Age Recommendation: Early Childhood, Elementary

Apples

By Gail Gibbons

Juice, jelly, cider, pie, or straight off the tree…apples are delicious! Discover the well-loved tradition of growing and picking apples – a fruit that has been in existence for about two million years. Explore the history of the apple but also the way that families and farmers grow and care for apple trees today, from planting to selling, to turning them into delicious treats and using them for classic games like “bobbing for apples” on Halloween. Detailed pictures introduce readers to the botany of apples too. Experience colorful depictions of apple blossom pollination, the growth process of apples, and several panels of the different kinds of apples around the world. Learn how to plant and care for your own apple tree with step by step instructions. Then use the apple pie recipe also included to celebrate a job well done!

This informative nonfiction fall and apples book can be used in speech therapy to address sequencing. It is also great for targeting rich vocabulary and for targeting describing as well as for /p/, /l/ and /z/ sounds! Discover more of the speech and language teaching concepts for using Apples in speech therapy below:

Key Teaching concepts

Narrative Structure:

action sequence

Narrative Concepts:

vocabulary​
sequencing​
adjectives
verbs (action)
text features​

Sequencing:

order of an apple’s life cycle

Vocabulary:

existence, seedling, colonists, west, settlers, Native American Indians, Johnny Appleseed, commercially, bushel, stem, core, chambers, blossoms, pollination, pollen, ripe, fair, dormant, crop, pruning, fertilize

Grammar:

adjectives
verbs (action)

Text Features:

facts
diagrams
instructions

Inferencing:

Why do you think they brought seedlings with them?
Why do you think John Chapman traveled just to plant seeds?
How do you think apples are important to us?

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