speech and language teaching concepts for My Leaf Book in speech therapy​ ​

Frequent Speech Sounds:

/l/ initial
/f/ final
/k/ final
/tr/ initial
/sh/ initial

Themes:

fall
leaves

Book Details:

Diverse Characters: N/A
Age Recommendation: Early Childhood

My Leaf Book

By Monica Wellington

When the seasons change, a young narrator visits the arboretum to collect beautiful leaves of all shapes, sizes and colors. She researches the trees and leaves to identify them, does art projects with the leaves, and creates her own book with her findings. Brilliant illustrations show each variety of tree the girl encounters, from the common oak and maple to the lesser known gingko and honey locust.

This colorful fall and leaves book can be used in speech therapy to address describing with a variety of adjectives and actions. It is also great for noticing illustrations and for targeting comparing and contrasting as well as for /l/, /f/, /k/, /tr/ and /sh/ sounds! Discover more of the speech and language teaching concepts for using My Leaf Book in speech therapy below:

Key Teaching concepts

Narrative Structure:

descriptive sequence

Narrative Concepts:

vocabulary​
illustration study​
adjectives
compare/contrast
verbs (action)
verbs (present progressive)
text features

Vocabulary:

arboretum, guide, match, different, ginkgo, collect, gather, honey locust, stalk, compound, oak, birch, willow, cherry, brittle, radiate, linden, sassafras, maple

Grammar:

adjectives
compare/contrast
verbs (action)
verbs (present progressive)

Text Features:

enlarged text
change in text color
facts
art project ideas included

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.