speech and language teaching concepts for Because of an Acorn in speech therapy​ ​

Frequent Speech Sounds:

/b/ initial
/k/ medial
/z/ final

Themes:

fall
nature
life cycle

Book Details:

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

Because of an Acorn

By Lola M. Schaefer

Because of an acorn, a tree grows, a bird nests, a seed becomes a flower. Enchanting die cuts illustrate the vital connections between the layers of an ecosystem in this magical book. Wander down the forest path to learn how every tree, flower, plant, and animal connect to one another in spiraling circles of life. An acorn is just the beginning.

This repetitive fall book can be used in speech therapy to address life cycles in nature. It is also great for noticing illustrations and for targeting predicting and the conjunction “because” as well as for describing! Discover more of the speech and language teaching concepts for using Because of an Acorn in speech therapy below:

Key Teaching concepts

Narrative Structure:

descriptive sequence

Narrative Concepts:

vocabulary​
theme/message​
sequencing​
illustration study​
predicting​
verbs (action)
conjunctions
repetitive text​

Sequencing:

sequencing of life cycle

Vocabulary:

acorn, tree, bird, seed, flower, chipmunk, snake, hawk, forest

Grammar:

verbs (action)
conjunctions (because)

Text Features:

repetitive text

Predicting:

What do you think will happen because of an acorn?
What do you think the tree will contribute?
What do you think the bird will do?
What do you think the seed will do?
What do you think the flower might turn into?
Who do you think might eat the fruit?
Who do you think followed the chipmunk?
Who do you think might want to eat the snake?
What do you think will happen when the hawk and snake sit on the branch?
What do you think the acorn will do now?

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