speech and language teaching concepts for Fall Leaves: Colorful and Crunchy in speech therapy​ ​

Frequent Speech Sounds:

/l/ initial
/k/ final
/z/ final
/sp/ initial

Themes:

fall
leaves
life cycle
season change

Book Details:

Diverse Characters: Yes
Age Recommendation: Early Childhood, Elementary

Fall Leaves: Colorful and Crunchy

By Martha E. H. Rustad

Look at all the brightly colored trees! Fall weather causes leaves to change colors. Follow a leaf as it grows, changes color, and falls to the ground. Let's grab a rake! What happens in fall? Find out in the Fall's Here! series, part of the Cloverleaf Books™ collection. These nonfiction picture books feature kid-friendly text and illustrations to make learning fun!

This fun fall and leaves book can be used in speech therapy to address rich vocabulary and sequencing. It is also great for describing and for targeting comparing and contrasting as well as for /l/, /k/, /z/ and /sp/ sounds! Discover more of the speech and language teaching concepts for using Fall Leaves: Colorful and Crunchy in speech therapy below:

Key Teaching concepts

Narrative Structure:

descriptive sequence
nonfiction

Narrative Concepts:

vocabulary​
sequencing​
illustration study​
adjectives
verbs (action)
compare/contrast
text features​
repetitive text​

Sequencing:

order of changes in a leaves life cycle

Vocabulary:

web, veins, gas, photosynthesis, Evergreen, bud, roots, trunk, chlorophyll, flutter, Maple, Birch, Oak, nutrients

Grammar:

adjectives
verbs (action)
compare/contrast

Text Features:

enlarged text
questions
diagrams
facts
“I Spy”
repetitive text

Predicting:

How do you think leaves and trees will change throughout the seasons?

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