speech and language teaching concepts for Little Critter: The Fall Festival in speech therapy​ ​

Frequent Speech Sounds:

/m/ initial and final
/d/ initial and final
/p/ initial and medial
/l/ initial, medial and final
/st/ medial
/kr/ initial
/er/ final

Themes:

fall

Book Details:

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

Little Critter: The Fall Festival

By Mercer Mayer

Fall is an exciting season in Critterville! Every year, Little Critter® and his family take a trip to one of the most beloved events in Critterville—the Fall Festival. From picking apples and taking hayrides to choosing the perfect pumpkin, no wonder everyone loves this time of year.

This cute fall book can be used in speech therapy to address sequencing. It is also great for noticing character expressions and for targeting describing as well as /m/, /d/, /p/, /l/, /st/, /kr/ and /er/ sounds! Discover more of the speech and language teaching concepts for using Little Critter: The Fall Festival in speech therapy below:

Key Teaching concepts

Narrative Structure:

action sequence

Narrative Concepts:

vocabulary
sequencing
illustration study
inferencing
adjectives
verbs (action)
verbs (present tense)
verbs (present progressive)

Sequencing:

order of events during the festival

Vocabulary:

festival, wagon, raffle, hayride, pumpkin, horseshoe

Grammar:

adjectives
verbs (action)
verbs (present tense)
verbs (present progressive)

Inferencing:

How does Little Sister feel about spilling her cider?
How do the animals feel on the hayride and watching the shooting pumpkins?
Why do you think Mom told him no more apples?
What do you think a Halloween pumpkin needs to look like?
How do you think he feels when he forgets to let go?
How do Mom and Dad feel about winning?
What is Dad thinking while carrying the pumpkin?

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.