using Spring for Sophie in speech therapy

Frequent Speech Sounds:

/s/ initial
/f/ medial
/spr/ initial


changing seasons

Book Details:

Diverse Characters: N/A
Age Recommendation: Elementary

Spring for Sophie

By Yael Werber

Sophie listens and watches for the signs of spring. Day after day, the same snow is frozen outside her window and the skies above are as gray as the day before. And then Sophie thinks will spring ever come and how will I know it is here?

This vivid spring book can be used in speech therapy to address sequencing. It is also great for character analysis, teaching mindfulness and for using your senses as well as for describing! Discover more of the speech and language teaching concepts for using Spring for Sophie in speech therapy below: 

Key Teaching concepts

Narrative Structure:

complete episode

Narrative Concepts:

character analysis​

illustration study
figurative language

verbs (action)
verbs (regular past tense)
verbs (irregular past tense)
verbs (present progressive)
comparative (closer)


order of senses explored to find out if spring is here


listen, quiet, chirp, chickadees, doves, robins, announce, attention, sighed, moss

Character Analysis:

Sophie learns to patiently look for the signs of spring.


Sophie wonders about the changes from winter to spring and learns how to practice mindfulness to spot the changes.

Figurative Language:

imagery (quiet world, air smells like earth and rain, saw the world turn from white to green etc.)
sensory language


verbs (action)
verbs (regular past tense)
verbs (irregular past tense)
verbs (present progressive)
comparative (closer)

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