speech and language teaching concepts for goodbye autumn hello winter in speech therapy

Frequent Speech Sounds:

/l/ medial


changing seasons

Book Details:

Diverse Characters: Yes
Age Recommendation: Elementary, Late Elementary, Middle School

Goodbye Autumn, Hello Winter

By Kenard Pak

Join a brother and sister as they explore nature and take a stroll through their twinkling town, greeting all the signs of the coming season. In a series of conversations with everything from the setting sun to curious deer, they say goodbye to autumn and welcome the glorious first snow of winter in Kenar Pak's Goodbye Autumn, Hello Winter.

This descriptive winter book can be used in speech therapy to target sensory language and figurative language. This book repeats “hello” throughout the book, which is great for targeting /l/. Discover more of the speech and language teaching concepts for using Goodbye Autumn, Hello Winter in speech therapy below:

Key Teaching concepts

Narrative Structure:

descriptive sequence

Narrative Concepts:

illustration study
figurative language
phonological awareness
repetitive text


order of the children say “hello” to different parts of nature as the season changes to winter


stables, wispy, evenings, shadows, shiver

Figurative Language:

sensory language


prepositional phrases

Text Features:

repetitive text

Phonological Awareness:


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