speech and language teaching concepts for Counting on Fall in speech therapy​ ​

Frequent Speech Sounds:

/k/ initial
/n/ medial
/t/ final

Themes:

fall
counting

Book Details:

Diverse Characters: Yes
Age Recommendation: Early Childhood, Elementary

Counting on Fall

By Lizann Flatt

As young readers journey into the natural world, they will discover that numbers, patterns, shapes ― and much more! ― can be found by observing everyday plants and animals. What if animals and plants knew math, just like you? Would leaves fall in patterns? Would whales enter a race? In Counting on Fall, the first title in the four-book Math in Nature series by award-winning author Lizann Flatt, nature comes to life to help children grasp concepts of number sense and numeration. The engaging “What if?” format of this informational picture book is sure to delight children in Grades K to 2.

This rhyming fall book can be used in speech therapy to address counting and a variety of number concept terms that can be used for describing. It is also great for noticing illustrations and for answering a variety of questions as well as for learning about different animals! Discover more of the speech and language teaching concepts for using Counting on Fall in speech therapy below:

Key Teaching concepts

Narrative Structure:

descriptive sequence

Narrative Concepts:

vocabulary​
illustration study​
adjectives
adverbs
verbs (action)
verbs (present progressive)
questions (who’d count, what, would, which, how many)
number terms (sequential, ordinal, comparative, superlative, determiners)
text features​
phonological awareness​

Vocabulary:

disturbed, more, less, fewer, stash, compare, neat, patterns, row, group, first, last, several, pair, prance, praise, monarchs, roosts, backwards, pikas, together, flock, some, here, there, equal

Grammar:

adjectives
adverbs
verbs (action)
verbs (present progressive)
questions (who’d count, what, would, which, how many)
number terms (sequential, ordinal, comparative, superlative, determiners)

Text Features:

questions
guessing
counting
animal facts

Phonological Awareness:

rhyming
alliteration

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.