speech and language teaching concepts for Leaf Man in speech therapy​ ​

Frequent Speech Sounds:

/l/ initial
/f/ medial
/m/ medial
/n/ final
/z/ final
/g/ initial
/air/ final
/w/ initial
/bl/ initial

Themes:

fall
leaves

Book Details:

Diverse Characters: N/A
Age Recommendation: Early Childhood

Leaf Man

By Lois Ehlert

Fall has come, the wind is gusting, and Leaf Man is on the move. Is he drifting east, over the marsh and ducks and geese? Or is he heading west, above the orchards, prairie meadows, and spotted cows. No one's quite sure, but this much is certain: A Leaf Man's got to go where the wind blows.

This imaginative fall and leaves book can be used in speech therapy to address predicting and directional concepts. It is also great for noticing illustrations and for describing as well as for /l/, /f/, /m/, /n/, /z/, /g/, /air/, /w/, and /bl/ sounds! Discover more of the speech and language teaching concepts for using Leaf Man in speech therapy below:

Key Teaching concepts

Narrative Structure:

action sequence

Narrative Concepts:

vocabulary​
illustration study​
predicting​
verbs (action)
verbs (regular past tense)
verbs (irregular past tense)
verbs (present progressive)
prepositional phrases
text features​
repetitive text​
figurative language

Vocabulary:

imagination, near, plans, east, past, toward, marsh, pumpkins, quash, past, row, west, orchard, prairie meadow, south, north

Figurative Language:

personification of Leaf Man

Grammar:

verbs (action)
verbs (regular past tense)
verbs (irregular past tense)
verbs (present progressive)
prepositional phrases

Text Features:

italics
imaginary images
repetitive text

Predicting:

Where do you think Leaf Man is?
Where do you think he will go next?
Who do you think moves Leaf Man?
Where do you think he will end up?
Do you think you have a Leaf Man waiting for you at home?

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