speech and language teaching concepts for It Fell From the Sky in speech therapy
Frequent Speech Sounds:

initial /sp/
final /er/
medial /ar/ (marble)


being clever
being innovative
being greedy and selfish

Book Details:
Diverse Characters: N/A
Age Recommendation: Elementary, Late Elementary, Middle School

It Fell From the Sky

By The Fan Brothers

A marble drops from the sky. Everyone is trying to figure out what this mysterious thing is and they all have opinions. The story takes a major turn when spider claims it and starts charging all the bugs in the land for coming to see this mysterious object. Spider has to learn a tough lesson on being selfish.

This bug-themed book can be used in speech therapy to target perspective taking. It is also great for noticing illustration, and a variety of grammar concepts, such as complex sentence structure. Discover more of the speech and language teaching concepts for using It Fell From the Sky in speech therapy below: 

Key Teaching Concepts

Narrative Structure:

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Narrative Concepts:

character analysis
perspective taking
illustration study
figurative language
verbs (mental state)
verbs (regular past tense)
complex sentence structure


order of bugs and what they thought the marble was


perched, insisted, doubted, origins, chrysalis, crafty, wonder, exhibit, grumble, glimpse

Character Analysis:

Spider is clever, but also greedy. He tricks the bugs into thinking the marble belongs to him, then he starts an exhibit to make “money” and becomes wealthy. He demonstrates character growth after the marble is taken back into the sky and no one is around. He finds a way to bring more wonders from the sky to their bug world and shares the wonders with everyone.

Discuss the perspective of a bug.

Figurative Language:



verbs (mental state)
verbs (regular past tense)
complex sentence structure


What do you think fell from the sky?
Where do you think it really came from?
Why is everyone so fascinated by the marble?
Why do you think everyone left?
Who took the marble back to the sky?
How is spider patient?
Why does he spin a web?

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

Check out our 14 minute podcast episode, Our Favorite Bug-Themed Picture Books in Speech Therapy for more ideas on It Fell From the Sky and other bug-themed books!