speech and language teaching concepts for Hello Fall! in speech therapy​ ​

Frequent Speech Sounds:

/w/ initial
/f/ initial
/l/ medial and final

Themes:

fall
nature
spending time together
Thanksgiving
family

Book Details:

Diverse Characters: Yes
Age Recommendation: Early Childhood, Elementary

Hello, Fall!

By Deborah Diesen

Fall is here! Colorful leaves whisper to each other. Geese honk as they flock across the sky. Pumpkins listen patiently from their patch. The season announces itself in all sorts of ways―if you stop to say hello! A grandfather and his granddaughter welcome fall in this sweet, whimsical story about finding beauty and wonder in every moment.

This colorful fall book can be used in speech therapy to address figurative language. It is also great for noticing illustrations and for targeting predicting as well as for describing! Discover more of the speech and language teaching concepts for using Hello, Fall! in speech therapy below:

Key Teaching concepts

Narrative Structure:

action sequence

Narrative Concepts:

vocabulary​
theme/message
illustration study​
figurative language​
predicting​
adjectives
pronoun (subject)
verbs (regular past tense)
verbs (present progressive)
verbs (mental state)
text features​

Vocabulary:

wooly bear, prickles, squirrels, across, flock, chrysanthemum, mums, patient, savor, tender, treasures

Figurative Language:

sensory language
personification (heard the whisper of trees, red leaves talking to yellow leaves, fall replied)

Grammar:

adjectives
pronoun (subject)
verbs (regular past tense)
verbs (present progressive)
verbs (mental state)

Text Features:

questions
italics
enlarged text
change in text color

Predicting:

What do you think the trees told them?
Who do you think they heard laughing?
What do you think they told the pumpkin about?
What do you think they will do with the pumpkins?

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.