speech and language teaching concepts for Applesauce Day in speech therapy​ ​

Frequent Speech Sounds:

/gr/ initlal
/m/ initial, medial and final
/p/ medial
/s/ medial and final
/l/ medial and final

Themes:

apples
traditions
family

Book Details:

Diverse Characters: N/A
Age Recommendation: Elementary

Applesauce Day

By Lisa J. Amstutz

Applesauce Day is here! Maria and her family visit an apple orchard and pick apples. Then it's time to turn the apples into applesauce. Every year they use a special pot that has been in the family for generations. Follow along as everyone helps to make delicious applesauce.

This family oriented apples book can be used in speech therapy to address traditions. It is also great for sequencing and for describing as well as for inferencing! Discover more of the speech and language teaching concepts for using Applesauce Day in speech therapy below:

Key Teaching concepts

Narrative Structure:

complete episode

Narrative Concepts:

theme/message​
sequencing​
inferencing​
figurative language
adjectives​
verbs (action)
verbs (present tense)
verbs (regular past tense)
verbs (present progressive)
text features​

Sequencing:

order of how to make applesauce

Vocabulary:

orchard, bushel, prairie, mill, funnel, strainer

Figurative Language:

sensory language
onomatopoeias (snick, thunk, blurp, crank, squish)
smilies (flows like a river)
personification (the car grows quiet)

Grammar:

adjectives​
verbs (action)
verbs (present tense)
verbs (regular past tense)
verbs (present progressive)

Text Features:

italics
dashes
moving text
recipe
facts

Inferencing:

How do they feel about applesauce day?
Why do you think Hannah called her name?
Why do you think Dad winked at Hannah?
Why do you think Ezra gets to help this year too?
Why do you think that is the perfect pot for applesauce?
What do you think this tradition means to her mother and grandma?
What kind of stories do you think the pot would tell?
What do you think she is thinking as she runs her fingers on the metal scratches?
How do you think she feels on the way home?

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