speech and language teaching concepts for In the Middle of the Fall in speech therapy​ ​
Frequent Speech Sounds:

/d/ final
/th/ initial


changing seasons

Book Details:
Diverse Characters: N/A
Age Recommendation: Early Childhood

In the Middle of the Fall

By Kevin Henkes

Watch the world transform when fall comes! In the middle of fall, it takes only one gust of wind to turn the whole world yellow and red and orange. Caldecott Medalist and New York Times-bestselling author Kevin Henkes’s memorable text introduces basic concepts of language and the unique beauty of the fall season. Laura Dronzek’s expressive paintings illuminate pumpkins, apples, falling leaves, busy squirrels, and the transformation from colorful autumn to frosty winter.

This simple fall book can be used in speech therapy to address sequencing. It is also great for noticing illustrations and for targeting adjectives as well as for /d/ and /th/ sounds! Discover more of the speech and language teaching concepts for using In the Middle of the Fall in speech therapy below:

Key Teaching Concepts

Narrative Structure:

descriptive sequence

Narrative Concepts:

illustration study​
text features


order of events from fall to winter

Figurative Language:

simile (apples are like ornaments)



Text Features:

moving text

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.