speech and language teaching concepts for Nature Stories: Little Acorn in speech therapy​ ​

Frequent Speech Sounds:

/k/ medial
/or/ medial
/gr/ initial

Themes:

fall
nature
plant cycle
season change
plant growth

Book Details:

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

Nature Stories: Little Acorn

By IglooBooks

Have you ever wondered what happens when a little acorn becomes a big oak tree? This beautifully illustrated story will delight children and parents alike, and also offers a perfect introduction to the life cycle of trees.

This sweet rhyming fall book can be used in speech therapy to address predicting. It is also great for targeting vocabulary and for sequencing as well as for /k/, /or/ and /gr/ sounds! Discover more of the speech and language teaching concepts for using Nature Stories: Little Acorn in speech therapy below:

Key Teaching concepts

Narrative Structure:

complex episode

Narrative Concepts:

vocabulary
theme/message
sequencing
illustration study
inferencing
predicting
adjectives
verbs (action)
verbs (regular past tense)
verbs (present progressive)
text features
phonological awareness

Sequencing:

order of oak tree life cycle

Vocabulary:

acorn, nestled, sheltered, faded, landed, beneath, peculiar, sprout, root, unfurl, scurry, scamper, oak tree

Grammar:

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

Text Features:

ellipses
change in text size
moving text
plant cycle facts

Phonological Awareness:

rhyming

Inferencing:

How do you think acorn felt watching the world below him?
Why do you think squirrel needs to collect nuts for the winter?
How did acorn feel when he was back out in the world?
How do you think he feels when all the animals are with him?
How do the tree and squirrel feel when they see the acorn?

Predicting:

What do you think will happen to the leaves when they turn golden brown?
What do you think acorn will do underground?
What do you think will happen to acorn when he sprouts?
Where do you think he will go?
What do you think it will be like outside if he is sprouting?
What do you think acorn will turn into?
What do you think will jump out of his branches?
What do you think the little acorn will do next?

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.