speech and language teaching concepts for Leaves: An Autumn Pop-Up Book in speech therapy​ ​

Frequent Speech Sounds:

/l/ initial
/v/ medial
/z/ final

Themes:

fall
leaves
season change

Book Details:

Diverse Characters: N/A
Age Recommendation: Early Childhood, Elementary

Leaves: An Autumn Pop-Up Book

By Janet Lawler

This book, which can be considered a seasonal companion with Jumping Jack Press’ all-time best seller and award winning, Snowflakes, includes amazing pop-ups, educational information, and delightful interactive elements that offer change and surprise on every page in this lyrical look at Autumn.

This amazing nonfiction fall and leaves book can be used in speech therapy to address rich vocabulary. It is also great for noticing illustrations and for targeting a variety of verbs and prepositions as well as for describing! Discover more of the speech and language teaching concepts for using Leaves: An Autumn Pop-Up Book in speech therapy below:

Key Teaching concepts

Narrative Structure:

descriptive sequence
nonfiction

Narrative Concepts:

vocabulary​
illustration study​
predicting​
adjectives
verbs (action)
verbs (present tense)
prepositions
text features​

Vocabulary:

simple, shorten, chlorophyll, brilliance, flutter, critters, layers, protection, rustle, hustle, scurry, burrow

Grammar:

adjectives
verbs (action)
verbs (present tense)
prepositions

Text Features:

pop-ups
pull tabs/flaps

Inferencing:

Why do you think the animals need to hustle for food?
Why do you think animals need to make cozy burrows?

Predicting:

What do you think leaves do?
What do you think would happen if leaves didn’t have chlorophyll?
What do you think happens to the chlorophyll in the leaves as the seasons change?
What do you think the animals need to do to get ready for winter?
What do you think the hedgehog needs protection from?
When do you think the animals will wake up?

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