speech and language teaching concepts for Curious George Apple Harvest in speech therapy​ ​

Frequent Speech Sounds:

/j/ initial and final (George, Jumpy)
/or/ medial
/sh/ medial (machine)
/er/ final (washer, chopper, cider, container, rubber)

Themes:

apples

Book Details:

Diverse Characters: N/A
Age Recommendation: Elementary

Curious George Apple Harvest

By H. A. Rey

While helping the Renkinses harvest their apples, George discovers a giant cider press inside the barn! As usual, George’s curiosity gets the best of him, and he accidentally starts the machine. Suddenly all of the apples they’ve collected are being washed, chopped, and squished into liquid! Will George be able to collect the cider and stop the machine, or will he find himself in an even stickier situation?

This trouble filled apples book can be used in speech therapy to address sequencing. It is also great for predicting and for targeting a variety of verbs as well as for /j/, /or/, /sh/ and /er/ sounds! Discover more of the speech and language teaching concepts for using Curious George Apple Harvest in speech therapy below:

Key Teaching concepts

Narrative Structure:

complete episode

Narrative Concepts:

sequencing​
figurative language
predicting​
verbs (action)
verbs (regular past tense)
verbs (present progressive)
verbs (mental state)
text features

Sequencing:

order of events while at the orchard and how to make cider

Vocabulary:

harvest, trough, lever, thought, decided, scrambled

Figurative Language:

idioms (land a hand)

Grammar:

verbs (action)
verbs (regular past tense)
verbs (present progressive)
verbs (mental state)

Text Features:

“order of sequence” game
apple snack recipe

Predicting:

What do you think George will do with the lever?
What do you think will happen then?
What do you think will happen when George flips the switch?
Why do you think the machine stopped?
What do you think George will do with the containers?
What do you think the Renkins will say/do when they see what George did?
What does George thinks they will say?

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.