speech and language teaching concepts for In November in speech therapy​ ​

Frequent Speech Sounds:

/n/ initial
/v/ medial
/m/ medial
/er/ final

Themes:

fall
November
season change

Book Details:

Diverse Characters: N/A
Age Recommendation: Elementary, Late Elementary

In November

By Cynthia Rylant

In November, the air grows cold and the earth and all of its creatures prepare for winter. Animals seek food and shelter. And people gather together to celebrate their blessings with family and friends. Cynthia Rylant's lyrical language and Jill Kastner's rich, cozy paintings capture the cherished moments of this autumn month–the moments we spend together and the ones we witness in the world around us.

This descriptive fall book can be used in speech therapy to address season changes. It is also great for noticing illustrations and for targeting figurative language as well as for /n/, /v/, /m/ and /er/ sounds! Discover more of the speech and language teaching concepts for using In November in speech therapy below:

Key Teaching concepts

Narrative Structure:

descriptive sequence

Narrative Concepts:

illustration study​
inferencing​
figurative language​
adjectives
verbs (action)
verbs (present progressive)
comparing/contrasting- November to other months
repetitive text​

Figurative Language:

personification of the earth (making its bed, air is full of goodbyes, sun is a sometime friend, world has tucked children in)
similes (arms like dancers)
sensory language

Grammar:

adjectives
verbs (action)
verbs (present progressive)
comparing/contrasting- November to other months

Text Features:

repetitive text

Inferencing:

How do you think the trees feel as they shed their leaves?
How do you think the birds feel about flying south?
Why do you think the birds are so serious?
What do they think about the berries?
How do the animals feel in the winter?
How do you think the smell of food is different in the winter?
Why do you think food is better in November?
Why do you think people are better to each other in November?
How do we feel on Thanksgiving?
How do you think the world tucks her children in?

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.